Average Bench: 40.1% (410th of 980)

Based on 1,961 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3240 @ 3.10GHz

The Intel Pentium G3240 is a budget dual-core, twin threaded processor. It was released in Q2 2014 and with a base frequency of 3.1 GHz it scores a reasonable 78 for effective speed. The G3240 is quick enough to run most basic applications without any issues and it’s very reasonably priced for its performance. The integrated HD Graphics are fine for general desktop use but not for 3D gaming. The G3258 has a base frequency just 100 MHz faster than the G3240, but can be unlocked to realise speeds up to 4.3 GHz using just the stock cooler. Comparing the G3258 and G3240 shows that when the G3258 is overclocked it offers 48% more performance for just a 13% price premium. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 30%Average: 40.1% Great: 44%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3240 averaged 59.9% 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 Integer Speed 84.8Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 85Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3240 is just 13.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium G3240 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 168Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 166Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,961 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.3 SC Int 84.8 91.4
63.3 SC Float 85 92.4
61 SC Mixed 83.9 90.4
67.7% 84.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
118 QC Int 164 182
112 QC Float 163 183
115 QC Mixed 162 180
36.9% 163 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 MC Int 169 183
131 MC Float 168 184
128 MC Mixed 166 181
25.1% 167 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, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91
SC Float 93.3
SC Mixed 92.4
74% 92.2 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 176
QC Mixed 182
40% 177 Pts
MC Int 179
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 185
27% 183 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.4
SC Float 89.8
SC Mixed 89.4
72% 89.9 Pts
QC Int 182
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 183
41% 182 Pts
MC Int 184
MC Float 183
MC Mixed 179
27% 182 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.4
SC Float 88.8
SC Mixed 91.7
72% 90.3 Pts
QC Int 178
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 177
40% 178 Pts
MC Int 178
MC Float 175
MC Mixed 178
27% 177 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.7
SC Float 90.3
SC Mixed 92.3
71% 89.1 Pts
QC Int 169
QC Float 158
QC Mixed 151
36% 159 Pts
MC Int 177
MC Float 134
MC Mixed 158
24% 157 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 85.5
SC Float 80.8
SC Mixed 82.3
66% 82.9 Pts
QC Int 149
QC Float 150
QC Mixed 150
34% 150 Pts
MC Int 168
MC Float 161
MC Mixed 165
25% 164 Pts
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Typical Pentium G3240 Builds (Compare 2,532 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $201

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor G3240 (3M Cache, 3.10 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor NumberG3240
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$54.00 - $64.00
Clock Speed3.1 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP53 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Graphics Video Max Memory1.7 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21.3 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 InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
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

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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