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Core i3-32xx Models (Desktop)

The Core i3-32xx models are based on the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture and are also known as the third-generation Core i3 processors. They use the socket LGA1155, the same used by the second-generation Core i3 processors. The integrated memory controller supports dual-channel architecture as well as 1,333 MHz and 1,600 MHz DDR3 memories. They also have an integrated PCI Express 2.0 controller supporting one x16 connection, two x8 connections, one x8 connection or two x4 connections. Communication with the motherboard chipset is achieved through a DMI bus (2 GB/s each direction, which is listed as 5 GT/s by Intel). All models have an integrated DirectX 11 video controller with six (HD 2500) or 12 (HD 4000) processing units, running at 650 MHz with 1.05 GHz “boost” clock. All models support three displays (previous generations support two).

As mentioned earlier, all Core i3 CPUs support Hyper-Threading (HT) technology, which simulates two logical processing cores in each physical core. Therefore, they are recognized by the operating system as four-core CPUs.

sSpec Model Clock Cores HT Video Video Clock Video Boost Tech. L3 Cache TDP (W) Max. Temp. (°C)* Voltage (V)
SR0YX 3250 3.5 GHz 2 Yes HD 2500 650 MHz 1.05 GHz 22 nm 3 MiB 55 65.3 NA
SR0YW 3250T 3.0 GHz 2 Yes HD 2500 650 MHz 1.05 GHz 22 nm 3 MiB 35 65.0 NA
SR0YL 3245 3.4 GHz 2 Yes HD 4000 650 MHz 1.05 GHz 22 nm 3 MiB 55 65.3 NA
SR0RH 3240 3.4 GHz 2 Yes HD 2500 650 MHz 1.05 GHz 22 nm 3 MiB 55 65.3 NA
SR0RK 3240T 2.9 GHz 2 Yes HD 2500 650 MHz 1.05 GHz 22 nm 3 MiB 35 65.0 NA
SR0RF 3225 3.3 GHz 2 Yes HD 4000 650 MHz 1.05 GHz 22 nm 3 MiB 55 65.3 NA
SR0RG 3220 3.3 GHz 2 Yes HD 2500 650 MHz 1.05 GHz 22 nm 3 MiB 55 65.3 NA
SR0RE 3220T 2.8 GHz 2 Yes HD 2500 650 MHz 1.05 GHz 22 nm 3 MiB 35 65.0 NA
SR0YY 3210 3.2 GHz 2 Yes HD 2500 650 MHz 1.05 GHz 22 nm 3 MiB 55 65.3 NA

TDP stands for Thermal Design Power and indicates the CPU maximum thermal dissipation, i.e., the CPU cooler must be able to dissipate at least this amount of heat.

* The temperatures listed above are Tcase, which is the maximum external temperature of the CPU. On some other models, the manufacturer lists Tjunction, which is the maximum internal temperature of the CPU. The two are not comparable.