ProductCore i3-3240TCore i7-7800X X-series
Brand Intel Intel
Street Price (Approx) ~ $270
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# CPU Cores 26
Frequency (GHz) 2.9 GHz3.5 GHz
Cache (MB) 38.25
TDP (Watts) 35 W140 W
Product Segment DesktopDesktop
Status ReleasedReleased
Announced On 2012-06-012017-03-01
TechnicalsCore i3-3240TCore i7-7800X X-series
Dimensions (2D) 37.5x37.5 mm
Conflict Free? 11
# CPU Cores 26
Threads/Core 412
Frequency (GHz) 2.9 GHz3.5 GHz
Turbo Frequency (GHz) 4 GHz
Cache (MB) 38.25
Instructions Width (bits) 6464
Instructions Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVXSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0, AVX-512
Lithography Process (nm) 22 nm14 nm
TDP (Watts) 35 W140 W
Max RAM 32 GB128 GB
RAM Types DDR3 1333/1600DDR4-2400
# Memory Channels 24
Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec) 25.6GB/s
Max CPU / Package 11
PCI-E Version 23
PCI-E Configurations up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4
PCI-E Max Lanes # 28
Compatible Sockets FCLGA1155FCLGA2066
Intel Turbo Boost Version 2
Intel V-Pro No
Intel Hyper-Thread YesYes
Intel Virtualization (VTX) YesYes
Intel Directed I/O (VTD) NoYes
Intel Ext. Page Tables (EPT) Yes
Intel 64 YesYes
Intel MyWiFi Yes
Idle States Yes
Enhanced Speedstep Yes
Thermal MonitoringTech. Yes
Intel ID Protect Yes
Intel AES New Instructions NoYes
Intel Secure Key No
Trusted Execution No
Execution Disable YesYes


Intel Core i3-3240T vs. Intel Core i7-7800X X-series Specs & Speed Benchmarks

CPU Speed

These tests are designed to stress the CPU components of the processor

Geekbench 4 Multi, Higher is better

Geekbench 4 Single, Higher is better

Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec), Higher is better


Performance/Price (Value)

Some of the same tests as above, but shown as a relation to the price. This shows what performance you get for each additional dollar spent. The higher the score, and the more value you get for your money

Geekbench 4 Multi / Price, Higher is better