Average Bench: 53.2% (331st of 1173)

Based on 3,227 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4330 CPU @ 3.50GHz

The Intel Core i3-4330 is a budget dual-core four threaded 4th generation Haswell processor released in Q3 2013. The i3-4330 has gained popularity by offering a good balance between low power, good performance and value for money. It scores a strong effective speed of 89% with its base clock of 3.5 GHz which means that users will experience smooth and fast performance with the majority of desktop applications. Additionally its two cores and four virtual cores are adequate for most games. The i3-4330 features Intel HD Graphics 4600 which are comparable to AMD integrated graphics when it comes to 3D gaming. But serious gamers will need to keep enough money aside for a dedicated GPU. An 8% premium on the list price would buy you the i3-4340 which has a 100 MHz advantage on its base clock speed (full comparison here). [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 37%Average: 53.2% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4330 averaged 46.7% 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 93.7Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 92.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4330 is 21.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4330 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 257Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 252Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,227 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.4 SC Int 92.1 103
62.3 SC Float 93.7 105
60 SC Mixed 92.5 104
74.2% 92.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
150 QC Int 232 259
169 QC Float 250 278
167 QC Mixed 245 273
54.9% 243 Pts
Min Avg Max
186 MC Int 240 260
196 MC Float 257 278
184 MC Mixed 252 276
37.4% 250 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 257
QC Float 276
QC Mixed 274
61% 269 Pts
MC Int 259
MC Float 281
MC Mixed 272
40% 270 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 103
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 278
QC Mixed 268
61% 268 Pts
MC Int 260
MC Float 281
MC Mixed 272
41% 271 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 102
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 103
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 276
QC Mixed 267
60% 267 Pts
MC Int 260
MC Float 278
MC Mixed 273
40% 271 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.1
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 102
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 272
QC Mixed 267
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 247
MC Float 271
MC Mixed 266
39% 261 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.1
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 102
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 257
QC Float 277
QC Mixed 265
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 258
MC Float 276
MC Mixed 273
40% 269 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,581,694 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Jul '13
AmazonUS $14710 days
EbayUS $1785 mins
OutletPCUS $3059 months
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Typical Core i3-4330 Builds (Compare 10,958 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
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Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $522

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-4330 Processor (4M Cache, 3.50 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor Numberi3-4330
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$138.00 - $147.00
Clock Speed3.5 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP54 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Expansion Options

PCI Express RevisionUp to 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

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
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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