Average Bench: 60.8% (461st of 1272)

Based on 2,296 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: 51%Average: 60.8% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3225 averaged 39.1% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 84.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 82.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3225 is just 15.8%. 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 Mixed Speed 219Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 218Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,296 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.5 Memory 84.9 94
56.1 1-Core 82.5 90.7
105 2-Core 145 172
64.7% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
155 4-Core 215 236
172 8-Core 218 236
29.5% 216 Pts
Min Avg Max
171 64-Core 219 239
14.7% 219 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 75
1-Core 90
2-Core 159
65% 108 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 234
32% 234 Pts
64-Core 235
16% 235 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 89.7
2-Core 118
62% 96.7 Pts
4-Core 115
8-Core 117
16% 116 Pts
64-Core 116
8% 116 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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 Prices

Approx. $144 @ launch in Aug '12
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Gaming
Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - 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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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.


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7 years ago.


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