Average Bench: 48.7% (271st of 971)

Based on 4,123 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , 1FEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 37%Average: 48.7% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3240 averaged 51.2% 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 88.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 87Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is just 15.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-3240 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 224Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 228Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,123 samples)
Min Avg Max
65 SC Int 86.3 92.9
66.5 SC Float 88.2 94.8
64.5 SC Mixed 87 93.9
69.7% 87.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
159 QC Int 215 238
161 QC Float 217 238
157 QC Mixed 221 243
49.4% 218 Pts
Min Avg Max
183 MC Int 224 239
184 MC Float 224 239
190 MC Mixed 228 244
33.8% 225 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.2
SC Float 95.2
SC Mixed 94.1
75% 94.2 Pts
QC Int 239
QC Float 239
QC Mixed 243
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 237
MC Float 240
MC Mixed 244
36% 240 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.3
SC Float 94.8
SC Mixed 93.9
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 241
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 238
MC Float 238
MC Mixed 242
36% 239 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.8
SC Float 94.6
SC Mixed 93.4
75% 93.6 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 217
QC Mixed 236
52% 230 Pts
MC Int 238
MC Float 232
MC Mixed 243
36% 238 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.9
SC Float 91
SC Mixed 91
73% 91 Pts
QC Int 222
QC Float 220
QC Mixed 235
51% 226 Pts
MC Int 218
MC Float 220
MC Mixed 211
32% 216 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91
SC Float 92.2
SC Mixed 91.3
73% 91.5 Pts
QC Int 227
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 160
46% 203 Pts
MC Int 218
MC Float 225
MC Mixed 230
34% 224 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.7
SC Float 70
SC Mixed 69.9
56% 69.5 Pts
QC Int 147
QC Float 154
QC Mixed 149
34% 150 Pts
MC Int 181
MC Float 186
MC Mixed 186
28% 184 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 57.6
SC Float 64
SC Mixed 65.9
50% 62.5 Pts
QC Int 166
QC Float 130
QC Mixed 139
33% 145 Pts
MC Int 140
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 153
24% 160 Pts
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation
Workstation 27%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-3240 Processor (3M Cache, 3.40 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ3'12
Processor Numberi3-3240
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$117.00
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP55 W
Thermal Solution Specification2011C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2500
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurationsup to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo
Secure KeyNo

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
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

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