Average Bench: 48.5% (286th of 985)

more Based on 6,993 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: 38%Average: 48.5% Great: 53%
Gaming 48%
Desktop 56%
Workstation 29%

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3240 averaged 51.5% 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.


Single Core Floating Point Speed 87.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is just 15.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-3240 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 224Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 226Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 6,993 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.4 SC Int 84.9 92
67.5 SC Float 87.8 94.7
63.9 SC Mixed 86.4 93.3
69.1% 86.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
154 QC Int 215 238
158 QC Float 217 239
159 QC Mixed 220 242
49.3% 217 Pts
Min Avg Max
181 MC Int 222 239
183 MC Float 224 240
181 MC Mixed 226 245
33.6% 224 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 90.8
SC Float 93.2
SC Mixed 92.6
74% 92.2 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 237
QC Mixed 241
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 237
MC Float 238
MC Mixed 241
36% 239 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88
SC Float 89.7
SC Mixed 93
72% 90.2 Pts
QC Int 197
QC Float 210
QC Mixed 238
49% 215 Pts
MC Int 189
MC Float 226
MC Mixed 228
32% 214 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 78.2
SC Float 88.1
SC Mixed 86.8
68% 84.4 Pts
QC Int 218
QC Float 224
QC Mixed 223
50% 222 Pts
MC Int 233
MC Float 233
MC Mixed 237
35% 235 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.2
SC Float 87.7
SC Mixed 89.6
70% 87.8 Pts
QC Int 197
QC Float 206
QC Mixed 210
46% 205 Pts
MC Int 207
MC Float 209
MC Mixed 202
31% 206 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 84.7
SC Float 86.2
SC Mixed 83.7
68% 84.9 Pts
QC Int 176
QC Float 196
QC Mixed 198
43% 190 Pts
MC Int 234
MC Float 230
MC Mixed 224
34% 230 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.7
SC Float 82.3
SC Mixed 79.9
63% 79.3 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 172
QC Mixed 171
39% 173 Pts
MC Int 203
MC Float 194
MC Mixed 184
29% 194 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,454,801 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 12%
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Desktop 51%
Workstation 27%

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

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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


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


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 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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1 month ago.

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


1 day ago.

Ótimo processador.


4 days ago.


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