Average Bench: 39.5% (405th of 959)

Based on 1,220 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: 39.5% Great: 44%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Pentium G3240 averaged 60.4% 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 83.3Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 84.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3240 is just 15%. 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 1,220 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.6 SC Int 83.3 91.2
56.2 SC Float 84.2 92.7
58.1 SC Mixed 82.9 90.4
66.8% 83.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
107 QC Int 161 182
109 QC Float 162 184
108 QC Mixed 159 180
36.4% 161 Pts
Min Avg Max
124 MC Int 166 183
124 MC Float 167 184
123 MC Mixed 165 181
24.9% 166 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.9
SC Float 90.5
SC Mixed 89.6
72% 90.3 Pts
QC Int 181
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 179
41% 180 Pts
MC Int 182
MC Float 183
MC Mixed 180
27% 182 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.2
SC Float 90.8
SC Mixed 90
72% 90.7 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 177
QC Mixed 177
40% 178 Pts
MC Int 180
MC Float 181
MC Mixed 175
27% 179 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.9
SC Float 91.1
SC Mixed 89.6
72% 90.2 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 181
QC Mixed 175
40% 179 Pts
MC Int 179
MC Float 180
MC Mixed 177
27% 179 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.4
SC Float 90.7
SC Mixed 89.7
72% 90.6 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 171
QC Mixed 166
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 177
MC Float 178
MC Mixed 169
26% 175 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 89.4
SC Float 88.4
SC Mixed 88.1
71% 88.6 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 174
QC Mixed 171
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 171
MC Float 166
MC Mixed 140
24% 159 Pts
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Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
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Motherboard: Dell Inspiron 3847

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $199

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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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