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Intel Core i3-3227U

The Intel Core i3-3227U is an ULV-processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture released in Q1 2013. 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 base speed of 1.9 GHz, Turbo Boost is not supported. As its Sandy-Bridge-based predecessors, it 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 i3-3227U is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. Therefore, overall performance is similar to the former Core i5-2467M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, delivering a performance comparable with an AMD Radeon HD 6620G.

The ULV-CPUs are rated at a TDP of 17 W including graphics card and memory controller.  Therefore, the CPU is suited for small laptops and ultrabooks.

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameIvy Bridge

Series: Core i3 Ivy Bridge

Intel Core i3-3130M compare2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-3120M compare2.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-3110M compare2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-3227U « 1.9 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-3217U compare1.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Clock Rate1900 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)17 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketFCBGA1023
FeaturesHyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable Bit
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$225 U.S.
Announcement Date01/25/2013
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.81     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (2%)     max: 1.89 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.68     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (18%)     max: 0.79 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2478     avg: 2571     median: 2570.5 (16%)     max: 2663 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 5751     avg: 5806     median: 5805.5 (4%)     max: 5860 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 7120     avg: 7157     median: 7157 (5%)     max: 7194 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 3190     avg: 3271     median: 3271 (4%)     max: 3352 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 888     avg: 904     median: 904 (11%)     max: 920 s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 10.79     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (4%)     max: 10.91 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.0975     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (3%)     max: 0.0976 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 0.186     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.187 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2407     avg: 2413     median: 2413 (5%)     max: 2419 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 19.99     avg: 20.5     median: 20.5 (4%)     max: 21 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 44.5     avg: 45.8     median: 45.8 (2%)     max: 47 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1039     avg: 1094     median: 1094 (5%)     max: 1149 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 32420     avg: 35210     median: 35210 (17%)     max: 38000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 23100     avg: 23550     median: 23550 (18%)     max: 24000 MFLOPS
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 6386     avg: 6426     median: 6426 (6%)     max: 6466 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2027     avg: 2196     median: 2195.5 (6%)     max: 2364 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 19736     avg: 20100     median: 20099.5 (16%)     max: 20463 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1818     avg: 1832     median: 1832 (5%)     max: 1846 Points
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