Average Bench: 48.8% (327th of 1104)

more Based on 7,785 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: 48.8% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3240 averaged 51.1% 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 88.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is just 17%. 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 226Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 228Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,785 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.7 SC Int 85.4 92.2
64 SC Float 88.2 94.8
61.1 SC Mixed 86.9 93.4
69.5% 86.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
151 QC Int 217 239
161 QC Float 219 239
160 QC Mixed 221 242
49.7% 219 Pts
Min Avg Max
181 MC Int 224 240
185 MC Float 226 241
182 MC Mixed 228 245
33.9% 226 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92
SC Float 94.9
SC Mixed 92.9
75% 93.3 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 237
QC Mixed 244
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 237
MC Float 242
MC Mixed 246
36% 242 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 91.3
SC Float 94.7
SC Mixed 93.1
74% 93 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 240
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 238
MC Float 238
MC Mixed 242
36% 239 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.6
SC Float 93.3
SC Mixed 93.2
74% 92.7 Pts
QC Int 237
QC Float 236
QC Mixed 239
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 234
MC Float 235
MC Mixed 235
35% 235 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.6
SC Float 94.2
SC Mixed 91.2
74% 92.3 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 234
QC Mixed 240
53% 236 Pts
MC Int 234
MC Float 238
MC Mixed 237
35% 236 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.4
SC Float 94.7
SC Mixed 93.1
74% 93.1 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 233
QC Mixed 234
53% 235 Pts
MC Int 229
MC Float 230
MC Mixed 236
35% 232 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.2
SC Float 79.5
SC Mixed 88.8
65% 81.2 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 215
QC Mixed 219
49% 216 Pts
MC Int 219
MC Float 220
MC Mixed 235
34% 225 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.7
SC Float 88.3
SC Mixed 86.6
69% 86.5 Pts
QC Int 223
QC Float 210
QC Mixed 210
49% 214 Pts
MC Int 222
MC Float 226
MC Mixed 232
34% 226 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.5
SC Float 93
SC Mixed 91.5
73% 91.7 Pts
QC Int 225
QC Float 226
QC Mixed 188
48% 213 Pts
MC Int 204
MC Float 210
MC Mixed 221
32% 212 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.7
SC Float 74.7
SC Mixed 70
58% 72.8 Pts
QC Int 172
QC Float 161
QC Mixed 172
38% 168 Pts
MC Int 174
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 160
26% 173 Pts
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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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

 Comments

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4 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

had this for years seems nothing it ca not do


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