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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 32 nm 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 average 3229Y in our database matches Intel Core i3-2357M, a substantially more power-hungry processor of the previous generation, in multi-core performance, highlighting the progress Intel has managed to make. While still an entry-level CPU, the Core i3 will handle most day-to-day tasks without breaking a sweat.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 features 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

Series: Core i3 Ivy Bridge

Intel Core i3-3130M compare2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3120M compare2.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3110M compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3227U compare1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3217U compare1.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-3229Y1.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate1400 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)13 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
FeaturesHyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitoring, Execute Disable Bit
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 850 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$250 U.S.
Announcement Date01/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 3229Y


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Reviews for the Intel Core i3-3229Y processor


Review HP Split x2 Convertible

Two times the fun. The pricey but well-received Envy x2 has prompted HP to expand the x2 lineup for more budget-conscious buyers beginning with the Split x2. Th...
Intel Core i3-3229Y | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 13.30" | 2.3 kg

Review Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as Convertible

Iconia basic. Windows alongside decent computing power packed in a quality aluminum tablet featuring a colorful and bright IPS screen. A keyboard-case combinati...
Intel Core i3-3229Y | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 11.60" | 1.3 kg

Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 11.60", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824

Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y4G12AS: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 11.60", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y4G12AS

HP Split x2: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.30", 2.3 kg
  External Review » HP Split x2

Acer Aspire P3-171-6408: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 11.60", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire P3-171-6408

Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 11.60", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as

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Other CPUs of the series Core i3

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» Intel Core i3-8121U
   2x 2.2 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6167U
   2x 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6100H
   2x 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5157U
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6157U
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6100U
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4110M
   2x 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100M
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4000M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100E
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3130M
   2x 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3120M
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5020U
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3110M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5010U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5015U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-6006U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2370M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-390M
   2x 2.67 GHz
» Intel Core i3-5005U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2350M
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2348M
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-380M
   2x 2.53 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2330M
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2328M
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4158U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4120U
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-370M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4030U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4025U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2312M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2310M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2308M
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4100U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3227U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4010U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4005U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3217U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4102E
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4030Y
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Core i3-350M
   2x 2.26 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4020Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4012Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-330M
   2x 2.13 GHz
» Intel Core i3-4010Y
   2x 1.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3229Y
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2377M
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2375M
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2367M
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2365M
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-2357M
   2x 1.3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-380UM
   2x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Core i3-330UM
   2x 1.2 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400
   2x 1.86 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Duo SL9380
   2x 1.8 GHz
+ Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400
   2x 2.16 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
   2x 2 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T5870
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-3229Y
   2x 1.4 GHz
- AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86
   2x 2.4 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
   2x 2 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
   2x 2 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
   2x 2 GHz
- AMD Athlon II N330
   2x 2.3 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-12-11)