Average Bench: 58.5% (612th of 1452)

Based on 3,345 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3225 CPU @ 3.30GHz

The Core i3-3225 Ivy Bridge processor offers both superb real world performance and excellent value for money. For raw single threaded performance the i3-3225 scores 28% lower than the i7-3770K but costs less than half as much. At first glance one might assume that I am crazy for recommending a puny Core-i3 over the mighty Core-i7's but for real world consumer use there is simply no point in having 4 cores and 8 threads, they will hardly ever be used. All of the third gen Ivy Bridge Core-i3s are superb but the i3-3225 sports the slightly more 3D capable HD 4000 Graphics vs the HD 2500 offered on the other models. For real-world performance in an energy efficient package with modest on-board graphics, this is a superb choice. For most use cases including: email, surfing, watching movies, listening to music and office apps, this processor will deliver almost as good an experience as any other processor on the market. [Jun '13 CPUPro]

Poor: 48%Average: 58.5% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3225 averaged 41.4% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 80.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 82.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3225 is just 18.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-3225 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 215Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 214Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,345 samples)
Min Avg Max
63 Memory 80.9 93.3
58.8 1-Core 82.7 91.8
99.9 2-Core 145 173
62.1% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
151 4-Core 211 232
163 8-Core 214 232
28.4% 213 Pts
Min Avg Max
166 64-Core 215 233
13.3% 215 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 85.6
2-Core 148
66% 108 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 218
29% 218 Pts
64-Core 213
13% 213 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.7
1-Core 85.1
2-Core 164
68% 113 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 213
28% 212 Pts
64-Core 211
13% 211 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 83.9
2-Core 145
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 183
25% 183 Pts
64-Core 190
12% 190 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 82.5
2-Core 142
61% 101 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 194
25% 188 Pts
64-Core 195
12% 195 Pts
LGA1155 CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.9
1-Core 82.9
2-Core 113
54% 88.2 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 185
24% 178 Pts
64-Core 180
11% 180 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 68,075,002 CPUs tested

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MSRP ≈ $144 @ launch in Aug '12
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Typical Core i3-3225 Builds (Compare 4,345 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $353

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-3225 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ3'12
Processor Numberi3-3225
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$134.00
Clock Speed3.3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP55 W
Thermal Solution Specification2011C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
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

LGA1155 Socket

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology...

Launch Date
Q3'12
# of Cores
2
# of Threads
4
Clock Speed
3.3 GHz
Lithography
22 nm
Max TDP
55 W
 
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100% Satisfaction on Amazon! "Below is a summary of my findings over the past week of use in different scenarios. Computer is running Windows 7 64bit Scenario 1) Windows Experience Results with my setup (7.9 = Highest possible score) Processor = 7.2 Memory = 7.6 Graphics (HD 4000) = 6.5 Gaming Graphics (HD 4000) = 6.5 Primary Hard Disk = 5.9 <---Note: this is with the 7200 RPM laptop drive."


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7 years ago.

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It's starting to look not so good for AMD. Aside from a few completely multi-threaded benchmarks, the new Core i3s with two cores are faster than the AMD A8s with four cores. You do get a lot for your money with the new Core i3s. For an affordable allround PC these are nice CPUs.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Energy saving, reliant, cheap and fast for the money. System built up in 2015 - In 2020 still well to work with.


Terrible

2 years ago.

this cpu is worst than intel pentium


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11 years ago.


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