Intel Core i3-3229Y

The Intel Core i3-3229Y is an ULV-processor for ultrabooks and tablets based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. Due to Hyperthreading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a clock speed of 1.4 GHz (no Turbo Boost). As other dual core Core i3, the 3229Y offers a 3 MB L3-Cache.

Ivy Bridge is an enhanced die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm (versus 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs) and are the first to introduce 3D transistors for increased energy efficiency when compared to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors. Other new features are integrated PCI Express 3.0 and  DDR3(L)-1600 support.

The performance of the Core i3-3229Y is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is a bit above the Core i3-2377M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 850 MHz with Turbo Boost, delivering a performance comparable with an AMD Radeon HD 6520G.

The 3229Y is rated at a TDP of 13 W including graphics card and memory controller. If necessary, the TDP can be set to an even lower value of 10 W (cTDP Down). Therefore, the CPU is suited for tablets and ultrabooks.

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameIvy Bridge
Clock Rate1400 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)13 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesHyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable Bit
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $250 U.S.
Announcement Date01/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 3229Y

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1802     avg: 1802 (9.93%)     max: 1802 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 801     avg: 1054.5 (8.28%)     max: 1308 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5239     avg: 9842 (18.18%)     max: 14445 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.0731     avg: 0.1 (3.16%)     max: 0.0731 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.101     avg: 0.1 (5.25%)     max: 0.124 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.11     avg: 0.1 (0.86%)     max: 0.139 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 7.9075     avg: 7.9 (7.24%)     max: 7.9075 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 42.9925     avg: 43 (20.12%)     max: 42.9925 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 1256     avg: 1256 (17.26%)     max: 1256 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 1220.754     avg: 1284.9 (86.14%)     max: 1349 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 38.377     avg: 41.2 (92.56%)     max: 44 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1795     avg: 1795 (13.59%)     max: 1795 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4555     avg: 4555 (11.39%)     max: 4555 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 1326     avg: 1556 (15.65%)     max: 1786 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.4     avg: 0.5 (23.01%)     max: 0.59 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.04     avg: 1.2 (5.78%)     max: 1.41 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2226     avg: 2355 (9.36%)     max: 2484 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3874     avg: 4674.5 (10.67%)     max: 5475 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1763     avg: 1869.5 (26.57%)     max: 1976 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3271     avg: 3739.5 (10.75%)     max: 4208 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 22     avg: 24 (96.7%)     max: 26 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 60     avg: 61.5 (98.25%)     max: 63 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1401     avg: 1424 (93.73%)     max: 1447 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 28000     avg: 28000 (13.28%)     max: 28000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 17000     avg: 17000 (13.04%)     max: 17000 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Atom Z3795
3715 
AMD Athlon II P360
3728 
Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
3732.5 
Intel Core i3 3229Y
3739.5 
AMD A-Series A6-5350M
3739.8 
AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Desktop) 4600+
3740 
Intel Celeron Dual-Core T3100
3740 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

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Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y4G12AS (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 11.6")
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Acer Aspire P3-171-6408 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 11.6")
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Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 11.6")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i3

» Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4000M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100E
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3130M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3120M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3110M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 390M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2350M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2348M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 380M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2330M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2328M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4158U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4120U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4025U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2312M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2310M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2308M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3227U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4005U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3217U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4102E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 350M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4020Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4012Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 330M
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010Y
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3229Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2377M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2375M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2367M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2365M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2357M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 380UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 330UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400
   1.86 GHz / 6 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo SL9380
   1.8 GHz / 6 MB
- Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400
   2.16 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
   2 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo T5870
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core i3 3229Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86
   2.4 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
   2 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
   2 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
   2 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD Athlon II N330
   2.3 GHz / 1024 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-12-11)