Average Bench: 56% (217th of 985)

Based on 255 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: 44%Average: 56% 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 98.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4340 is just 16.8%. 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 255 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.6 SC Int 96.3 106
74.6 SC Float 98.7 108
74.3 SC Mixed 97.6 106
78% 97.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
164 QC Int 242 268
182 QC Float 263 294
179 QC Mixed 258 284
57.6% 254 Pts
Min Avg Max
213 MC Int 249 270
217 MC Float 270 297
226 MC Mixed 265 286
39.1% 262 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
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 274
QC Float 294
QC Mixed 290
65% 286 Pts
MC Int 277
MC Float 295
MC Mixed 294
43% 289 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 106
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 277
QC Mixed 272
61% 270 Pts
MC Int 259
MC Float 278
MC Mixed 271
40% 269 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 279
QC Mixed 273
61% 271 Pts
MC Int 256
MC Float 277
MC Mixed 274
40% 269 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.7
SC Float 81.2
SC Mixed 78.7
62% 77.5 Pts
QC Int 244
QC Float 279
QC Mixed 258
59% 261 Pts
MC Int 271
MC Float 288
MC Mixed 286
42% 282 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 21.1
SC Float 21.3
SC Mixed 20.1
17% 20.8 Pts
QC Int 98.4
QC Float 139
QC Mixed 169
31% 136 Pts
MC Int 251
MC Float 263
MC Mixed 260
39% 258 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,451,420 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $152 @ launch in Jul '13
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Gaming 38%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
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Workstation
Workstation 31%
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Motherboard: Asus H81M-PLUS - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $548

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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

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