Average Bench: 61.9% (549th of 1439)

Based on 6,343 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]

Poor: 49%Average: 61.9% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4330 averaged 38.1% 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 82.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 90.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4330 is 20.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4330 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 247Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 246Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,343 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.7 Memory 82.4 93.2
61.4 1-Core 90.8 102
99.2 2-Core 160 190
66.2% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
148 4-Core 241 274
172 8-Core 246 275
32.5% 243 Pts
Min Avg Max
166 64-Core 247 276
15.3% 247 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.2
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 168
71% 118 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 251
33% 250 Pts
64-Core 250
16% 250 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 89.9
2-Core 157
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 238
32% 236 Pts
64-Core 224
14% 224 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 174
68% 116 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 255
33% 248 Pts
64-Core 256
16% 256 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 86.4
2-Core 161
65% 109 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 211
29% 213 Pts
64-Core 227
14% 227 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.8
1-Core 85
2-Core 161
64% 108 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 231
30% 224 Pts
64-Core 227
14% 227 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,319,710 CPUs tested

Typical Core i3-4330 Builds (Compare 4,243 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $183

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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

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