Average Bench: 56.1% (257th of 1104)

Based on 289 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4340 CPU @ 3.60GHz

The Intel Core i3-4340 is a budget dual-core four threaded 4th generation Haswell processor released in Q3 2013. At the time of release it was the top end Haswell Core i3 chip – offering great value for money, performance and power efficiency. It scores a strong effective speed of 89% with its base clock of 3.6 GHz which means that users will experience smooth and fast performance with the majority of desktop applications. Its two cores and four virtual cores are adequate for most games. The i3-4340 features Intel HD Graphics 4600 which are probably okay for playing some older games in 720p and are comparable AMD integrated graphics (for example, on the AMD A10-5800k) when it comes to 3D gaming. But serious gamers will need to have enough money left over after purchasing the i3-4340 to spend on a stand alone GPU. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 42%Average: 56.1% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4340 averaged 43.9% 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 98.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4340 is just 19.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4340 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 270Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 265Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 289 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.3 SC Int 96.6 106
74.8 SC Float 98.8 108
75.2 SC Mixed 97.9 107
78.2% 97.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
162 QC Int 242 268
179 QC Float 264 291
179 QC Mixed 258 284
57.6% 254 Pts
Min Avg Max
207 MC Int 249 269
217 MC Float 270 295
224 MC Mixed 265 286
39.1% 261 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 3.6 GHz
SC Int 108
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 275
QC Float 293
QC Mixed 286
65% 285 Pts
MC Int 276
MC Float 293
MC Mixed 290
43% 286 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 253
QC Float 274
QC Mixed 272
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 256
MC Float 275
MC Mixed 270
40% 267 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 97.5
SC Mixed 103
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 264
QC Float 284
QC Mixed 272
62% 273 Pts
MC Int 265
MC Float 280
MC Mixed 283
41% 276 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 105
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 257
QC Float 273
QC Mixed 263
60% 264 Pts
MC Int 254
MC Float 273
MC Mixed 270
40% 266 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.7
SC Float 83.4
SC Mixed 82.9
66% 82.7 Pts
QC Int 161
QC Float 221
QC Mixed 212
45% 198 Pts
MC Int 189
MC Float 213
MC Mixed 206
30% 203 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $152 @ launch in Jul '13
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Gaming 39%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 34%
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Motherboard: Asus H81M-PLUS - $66

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $560

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-4340 Processor (4M Cache, 3.60 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor Numberi3-4340
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$149.00 - $157.00
Clock Speed3.6 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

 Comments

4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor...

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Good

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I think it's good because it have more % for gaming


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