Average Bench: 54.4% (277th of 1110)

Based on 2,231 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: 41%Average: 54.4% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4330 averaged 45.5% 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 95.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 96.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4330 is just 18.8%. 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 260Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 256Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,231 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.1 SC Int 95.7 103
75.1 SC Float 97 105
72.1 SC Mixed 96.4 104
77.1% 96.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
166 QC Int 236 261
182 QC Float 254 278
174 QC Mixed 248 274
55.7% 246 Pts
Min Avg Max
192 MC Int 243 262
202 MC Float 260 279
198 MC Mixed 256 277
37.8% 253 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 274
QC Mixed 268
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 256
MC Float 273
MC Mixed 269
40% 266 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 99.9
SC Mixed 102
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 274
QC Mixed 269
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 255
MC Float 270
MC Mixed 267
40% 264 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 101
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 254
QC Float 270
QC Mixed 261
59% 262 Pts
MC Int 253
MC Float 270
MC Mixed 264
39% 263 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.1
SC Float 93.8
SC Mixed 69.3
70% 87.4 Pts
QC Int 224
QC Float 239
QC Mixed 235
53% 232 Pts
MC Int 226
MC Float 242
MC Mixed 219
34% 229 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,288,327 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Jul '13
OutletPCUS $3051 day
AmazonUS $39519 days
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Typical Core i3-4330 Builds (Compare 6,427 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 28%
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Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $92

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $652

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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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