Average Bench: 47.8% (346th of 1121)

more Based on 9,074 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: 34%Average: 47.8% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3240 averaged 52.2% 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 86.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is just 18.4%. 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 225Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,074 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.1 SC Int 83.7 92.2
64.1 SC Float 86.3 94.6
61.5 SC Mixed 84.6 93.4
67.9% 84.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
144 QC Int 215 239
147 QC Float 215 238
145 QC Mixed 218 242
48.9% 216 Pts
Min Avg Max
172 MC Int 222 240
168 MC Float 222 240
167 MC Mixed 225 245
33.5% 223 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 94
SC Mixed 90.1
74% 92 Pts
QC Int 229
QC Float 228
QC Mixed 245
53% 234 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 238
MC Mixed 235
35% 236 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.8
SC Float 93.5
SC Mixed 90
72% 89.4 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 234
QC Mixed 243
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 242
MC Float 240
MC Mixed 245
36% 242 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 91
SC Float 92.3
SC Mixed 90
73% 91.1 Pts
QC Int 237
QC Float 236
QC Mixed 240
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 237
MC Float 237
MC Mixed 241
36% 238 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.6
SC Float 86.9
SC Mixed 87.9
67% 83.8 Pts
QC Int 237
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 241
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 239
MC Float 240
MC Mixed 246
36% 242 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 90.1
SC Mixed 88.6
71% 88.2 Pts
QC Int 212
QC Float 210
QC Mixed 222
49% 214 Pts
MC Int 206
MC Float 234
MC Mixed 238
34% 226 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 93.4
SC Mixed 75.5
70% 86.9 Pts
QC Int 239
QC Float 239
QC Mixed 242
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 241
MC Float 241
MC Mixed 247
36% 243 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.9
SC Float 85.6
SC Mixed 74.1
60% 75.2 Pts
QC Int 172
QC Float 193
QC Mixed 200
43% 189 Pts
MC Int 238
MC Float 216
MC Mixed 235
34% 230 Pts
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Gaming 12%
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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

 Comments

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7 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

had this for years seems nothing it ca not do


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