Average Bench: 39.9% (404th of 969)

Based on 1,561 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: 29%Average: 39.9% Great: 44%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Pentium G3240 averaged 60.1% 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 85Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 84.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3240 is just 14.2%. 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 167Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 165Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,561 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.8 SC Int 85 91.4
62.3 SC Float 84.8 92.4
62.2 SC Mixed 83.7 90.1
67.6% 84.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
113 QC Int 163 182
109 QC Float 163 183
110 QC Mixed 161 179
36.8% 162 Pts
Min Avg Max
127 MC Int 168 183
126 MC Float 167 184
123 MC Mixed 165 180
25% 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 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.5
SC Float 90.8
SC Mixed 89.6
72% 90 Pts
QC Int 167
QC Float 179
QC Mixed 170
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 135
MC Float 136
MC Mixed 140
20% 137 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 85
SC Float 88.9
SC Mixed 87.4
70% 87.1 Pts
QC Int 148
QC Float 145
QC Mixed 146
33% 146 Pts
MC Int 170
MC Float 171
MC Mixed 170
26% 170 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.8
SC Float 85.8
SC Mixed 70.2
65% 81.6 Pts
QC Int 107
QC Float 141
QC Mixed 144
30% 131 Pts
MC Int 169
MC Float 164
MC Mixed 153
24% 162 Pts
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Typical Pentium G3240 Builds (Compare 2,010 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
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Motherboard: Dell Inspiron 3847

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $173

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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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