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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 (compare)2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3120M (compare)2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3110M (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-3227U1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3217U (compare)1800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3229Y (compare)1400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate1900 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. 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
Starting Price$225 U.S.
Announcement Date01/25/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 3227U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.81     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (7%)     max: 1.89 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.68     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (30%)     max: 0.79 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2478     avg: 2570.5     median: 2570.5 (28%)     max: 2663 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 5751     avg: 5805.5     median: 5805.5 (12%)     max: 5860 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 7120     avg: 7157     median: 7157 (9%)     max: 7194 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 3190     avg: 3271     median: 3271 (32%)     max: 3352 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 888.422     avg: 904.2     median: 904.2 (11%)     max: 919.893 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 28.019     avg: 29.1     median: 29.1 (6%)     max: 30.097 seconds
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 10.79     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (7%)     max: 10.91 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 59.16     avg: 59.6     median: 59.6 (22%)     max: 59.97 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.0975     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.0976 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0.186     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (1%)     max: 0.187 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2407     avg: 2413     median: 2413 (7%)     max: 2419 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 19.985     avg: 20.5     median: 20.5 (4%)     max: 21 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 44.502     avg: 45.8     median: 45.8 (2%)     max: 47 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1039.49     avg: 1094.3     median: 1094.2 (5%)     max: 1149 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 32420     avg: 35210     median: 35210 (17%)     max: 38000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 23100     avg: 23550     median: 23550 (18%)     max: 24000 MFLOPS
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 6386     avg: 6426     median: 6426 (11%)     max: 6466 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2027     avg: 2195.5     median: 2195.5 (12%)     max: 2364 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 19736     avg: 20099.5     median: 20099.5 (13%)     max: 20463 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1818     avg: 1832     median: 1832 (5%)     max: 1846 Points
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