Average Bench: 47.2% (305th of 985)

Based on 933 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3225 CPU @ 3.30GHz

The Core i3-3225 Ivy Bridge processor offers both superb real world performance and excellent value for money. For raw single threaded performance the i3-3225 scores 28% lower than the i7-3770K but costs less than half as much. At first glance one might assume that I am crazy for recommending a puny Core-i3 over the mighty Core-i7's but for real world consumer use there is simply no point in having 4 cores and 8 threads, they will hardly ever be used. All of the third gen Ivy Bridge Core-i3s are superb but the i3-3225 sports the slightly more 3D capable HD 4000 Graphics vs the HD 2500 offered on the other models. For real-world performance in an energy efficient package with modest on-board graphics, this is a superb choice. For most use cases including: email, surfing, watching movies, listening to music and office apps, this processor will deliver almost as good an experience as any other processor on the market. [Jun '13 CPUPro]

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Poor: 35%Average: 47.2% Great: 51%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
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Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3225 averaged 52.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 85.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3225 is just 16.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-3225 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 218Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 221Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 933 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.2 SC Int 82.9 90.2
63.6 SC Float 85.5 92.1
58.2 SC Mixed 84.1 91.1
67.3% 84.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 QC Int 210 232
152 QC Float 212 232
145 QC Mixed 214 235
48.1% 212 Pts
Min Avg Max
171 MC Int 216 232
176 MC Float 218 233
178 MC Mixed 221 238
32.7% 218 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 88.6
SC Float 77.1
SC Mixed 89.9
68% 85.2 Pts
QC Int 228
QC Float 234
QC Mixed 238
53% 234 Pts
MC Int 228
MC Float 228
MC Mixed 232
34% 229 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 88.5
SC Float 90.9
SC Mixed 90
72% 89.8 Pts
QC Int 229
QC Float 227
QC Mixed 234
52% 230 Pts
MC Int 231
MC Float 232
MC Mixed 235
35% 233 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.3
SC Float 91.5
SC Mixed 89.5
72% 89.8 Pts
QC Int 221
QC Float 226
QC Mixed 232
51% 226 Pts
MC Int 224
MC Float 220
MC Mixed 231
34% 225 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 88.5
SC Float 92
SC Mixed 90.1
72% 90.2 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 220
QC Mixed 224
52% 227 Pts
MC Int 232
MC Float 231
MC Mixed 236
35% 233 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.1
SC Float 91.5
SC Mixed 88
72% 89.5 Pts
QC Int 219
QC Float 231
QC Mixed 177
47% 209 Pts
MC Int 223
MC Float 210
MC Mixed 230
33% 221 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,494,067 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $144 @ launch in Aug '12
AmazonUS $15016 months
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop 50%
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Workstation 26%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $318

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-3225 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ3'12
Processor Numberi3-3225
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$134.00
Clock Speed3.3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP55 W
Thermal Solution Specification2011C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurationsup to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo
Secure KeyNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

LGA1155 Socket

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology...

Launch Date
Q3'12
# of Cores
2
# of Threads
4
Clock Speed
3.3 GHz
Lithography
22 nm
Max TDP
55 W
 
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5 days ago.

Good value for money

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100% Satisfaction on Amazon! "Below is a summary of my findings over the past week of use in different scenarios. Computer is running Windows 7 64bit Scenario 1) Windows Experience Results with my setup (7.9 = Highest possible score) Processor = 7.2 Memory = 7.6 Graphics (HD 4000) = 6.5 Gaming Graphics (HD 4000) = 6.5 Primary Hard Disk = 5.9 <---Note: this is with the 7200 RPM laptop drive."


Poor

8 months ago.

excellent cpu and great value

Review  uk.hardware.info/...

It's starting to look not so good for AMD. Aside from a few completely multi-threaded benchmarks, the new Core i3s with two cores are faster than the AMD A8s with four cores. You do get a lot for your money with the new Core i3s. For an affordable allround PC these are nice CPUs.


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4 years ago.


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