Average Bench: 47.8% (352nd of 1128)

more Based on 10,654 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , 1FEBFBFF000306A9, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 00004E414C206472, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 47.8% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3240 averaged 52.1% 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 Floating Point Speed 85.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is just 16.8%. 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 222Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 226Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,654 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.4 SC Int 83.6 91.9
63.2 SC Float 85.4 94.7
61.8 SC Mixed 84.5 93.1
67.6% 84.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
152 QC Int 214 239
156 QC Float 216 238
151 QC Mixed 218 242
48.9% 216 Pts
Min Avg Max
176 MC Int 222 240
175 MC Float 222 239
178 MC Mixed 226 245
33.5% 223 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, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.6
SC Float 72.5
SC Mixed 92.7
68% 85.6 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 241
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 237
MC Float 236
MC Mixed 239
36% 237 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 90
SC Float 78.8
SC Mixed 91.4
69% 86.7 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 235
QC Mixed 240
54% 237 Pts
MC Int 237
MC Float 235
MC Mixed 241
36% 238 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.5
SC Float 90.1
SC Mixed 89.5
72% 89.4 Pts
QC Int 220
QC Float 218
QC Mixed 223
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 217
MC Float 218
MC Mixed 221
33% 219 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 90.5
SC Float 93.5
SC Mixed 92.5
74% 92.2 Pts
QC Int 217
QC Float 200
QC Mixed 214
48% 210 Pts
MC Int 207
MC Float 194
MC Mixed 198
30% 200 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 85.9
SC Float 84.4
SC Mixed 81.7
67% 84 Pts
QC Int 214
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 211
50% 218 Pts
MC Int 237
MC Float 236
MC Mixed 236
35% 236 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 82.4
SC Float 81.1
SC Mixed 82.8
66% 82.1 Pts
QC Int 207
QC Float 189
QC Mixed 210
46% 202 Pts
MC Int 207
MC Float 200
MC Mixed 216
31% 208 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.3
SC Float 81.6
SC Mixed 79.7
65% 80.9 Pts
QC Int 191
QC Float 203
QC Mixed 205
45% 200 Pts
MC Int 224
MC Float 226
MC Mixed 233
34% 228 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 80.3
SC Float 84.6
SC Mixed 81.7
66% 82.2 Pts
QC Int 211
QC Float 196
QC Mixed 196
46% 201 Pts
MC Int 216
MC Float 180
MC Mixed 207
30% 201 Pts
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
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Workstation 27%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

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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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9 months ago.

Excellent value for a light gaming machine. Has some upgrade path, like the i5-3570K


Excellent

7 months ago.

had this for years seems nothing it ca not do


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