Average Bench: 40.6% (474th of 1110)

Based on 3,073 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: 40.6% Great: 45%
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3240 averaged 59.4% 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 84.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84.9Pts

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 168Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 168Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,073 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.9 SC Int 84.9 91.2
63.2 SC Float 84.9 92.6
60.6 SC Mixed 84.9 92.2
67.9% 84.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
113 QC Int 164 182
116 QC Float 164 183
113 QC Mixed 164 183
37.1% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 MC Int 168 183
130 MC Float 168 184
127 MC Mixed 168 184
25.2% 168 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.4
SC Float 86.6
SC Mixed 88.2
70% 87.7 Pts
QC Int 172
QC Float 171
QC Mixed 172
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 172
MC Float 174
MC Mixed 174
26% 173 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 85.1
SC Float 85.6
SC Mixed 84.4
68% 85 Pts
QC Int 131
QC Float 141
QC Mixed 157
32% 143 Pts
MC Int 176
MC Float 157
MC Mixed 171
25% 168 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 67.6
SC Float 81.8
SC Mixed 83.2
62% 77.5 Pts
QC Int 122
QC Float 138
QC Mixed 139
30% 133 Pts
MC Int 168
MC Float 170
MC Mixed 158
25% 165 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 79.9
SC Float 68.9
SC Mixed 81.4
61% 76.7 Pts
QC Int 134
QC Float 139
QC Mixed 138
31% 137 Pts
MC Int 166
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 165
25% 168 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 86.2
SC Float 67.2
SC Mixed 71.3
60% 74.9 Pts
QC Int 179
QC Float 176
QC Mixed 119
36% 158 Pts
MC Int 173
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 184
27% 180 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $64 @ launch in Apr '14
AmazonUS $1106 months
EbayUS $31818 mins
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Typical Pentium G3240 Builds (Compare 5,183 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $60

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $225

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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

 Comments

Intel® Pentium® Processor...

Added 3 years ago.

Terrible

1 month ago.

so bad if you want to sue this CPU you will feel nice when you buy AMD cpus or G4560 than G3240


Below average

3 years ago.


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