Average Bench: 54% (240th of 985)

Based on 1,945 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4330 CPU @ 3.50GHz

The Intel Core i3-4330 is a budget dual-core four threaded 4th generation Haswell processor released in Q3 2013. The i3-4330 has gained popularity by offering a good balance between low power, good performance and value for money. It scores a strong effective speed of 89% with its base clock of 3.5 GHz which means that users will experience smooth and fast performance with the majority of desktop applications. Additionally its two cores and four virtual cores are adequate for most games. The i3-4330 features Intel HD Graphics 4600 which are comparable to AMD integrated graphics when it comes to 3D gaming. But serious gamers will need to keep enough money aside for a dedicated GPU. An 8% premium on the list price would buy you the i3-4340 which has a 100 MHz advantage on its base clock speed (full comparison here). [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 40%Average: 54% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4330 averaged 46.0% 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 Integer Speed 95.1Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 96.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4330 is just 19.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4330 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 259Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 255Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,945 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.4 SC Int 95.1 103
68.2 SC Float 96.4 105
68.3 SC Mixed 95.2 104
76.4% 95.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
156 QC Int 235 262
180 QC Float 252 278
171 QC Mixed 246 274
55.4% 244 Pts
Min Avg Max
194 MC Int 243 262
207 MC Float 259 279
203 MC Mixed 255 277
37.8% 252 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 102
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 276
QC Mixed 273
61% 269 Pts
MC Int 259
MC Float 276
MC Mixed 273
40% 270 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 102
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 277
QC Mixed 274
61% 270 Pts
MC Int 260
MC Float 279
MC Mixed 274
41% 271 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 87.5
SC Float 98.9
SC Mixed 103
77% 96.4 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 270
QC Mixed 252
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 258
MC Float 277
MC Mixed 276
40% 271 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 97.8
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 220
QC Float 241
QC Mixed 252
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 253
MC Float 276
MC Mixed 268
40% 266 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 40.6
SC Float 48.2
SC Mixed 51.1
37% 46.6 Pts
QC Int 114
QC Float 123
QC Mixed 145
29% 127 Pts
MC Int 168
MC Float 201
MC Mixed 239
30% 203 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,494,067 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Jul '13
AmazonUS $1647 months
OutletPCUS $30516 hrs
EbayUS $4008 mins
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Typical Core i3-4330 Builds (Compare 5,053 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 37%
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Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
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Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $499

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-4330 Processor (4M Cache, 3.50 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor Numberi3-4330
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$138.00 - $147.00
Clock Speed3.5 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP54 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Expansion Options

PCI Express RevisionUp to 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

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
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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