Average Bench: 56.9% (184th of 953)

Based on 134 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: 46%Average: 56.9% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4340 averaged 43.0% 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 Floating Point Speed 101Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4340 is just 14.6%. 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 276Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 270Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 134 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.1 SC Int 96.9 106
84.1 SC Float 101 108
79.5 SC Mixed 98.5 106
79% 98.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
192 QC Int 244 268
216 QC Float 270 300
200 QC Mixed 263 286
58.6% 259 Pts
Min Avg Max
220 MC Int 250 268
235 MC Float 276 300
239 MC Mixed 270 287
39.7% 265 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 104
SC Float 93.9
SC Mixed 104
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 267
QC Float 284
QC Mixed 281
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 269
MC Float 285
MC Mixed 283
42% 279 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 101
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 268
QC Float 286
QC Mixed 275
63% 276 Pts
MC Int 270
MC Float 285
MC Mixed 283
42% 279 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 103
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 245
QC Float 280
QC Mixed 273
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 265
MC Float 278
MC Mixed 273
41% 272 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 101
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 237
QC Float 226
QC Mixed 227
52% 230 Pts
MC Int 253
MC Float 265
MC Mixed 266
39% 261 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73
SC Float 80.5
SC Mixed 68.6
59% 74 Pts
QC Int 157
QC Float 175
QC Mixed 186
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 197
MC Float 210
MC Mixed 215
31% 207 Pts
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Typical Core i3-4340 Builds (Compare 136 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 29%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $348

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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

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