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. The Core i3 is compatible with dual-channel DDR3L-1600 or DDR3-1600 RAM but, unlike some of the Core i5 and Core i7 Ivy Bridge family CPUs, does not support PCI-Express 3.0.
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 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.
|Series||Intel Core i3|
|Series: Core i3 Ivy Bridge|
|Clock Rate||1400 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||128 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||512 KB|
|Level 3 Cache||3 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||2 / 4|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||13 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||22 nm|
|Max. Temperature||105 °C|
|Features||Hyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable Bit|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 850 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Starting Price||$250 U.S.|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Core i3 3229Y|