Average Bench: 62.8% (477th of 1335)

Based on 6,411 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: 50%Average: 62.8% Great: 70%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4330 averaged 37.1% 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 83.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 93.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4330 is just 19.4%. 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 Mixed Speed 254Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 252Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,411 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.8 Memory 83.1 93.8
64.1 1-Core 93.7 103
112 2-Core 166 197
69.2% 114 Pts
Min Avg Max
163 4-Core 247 277
180 8-Core 252 278
34% 250 Pts
Min Avg Max
195 64-Core 254 278
17% 254 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.6
1-Core 80.1
2-Core 171
69% 114 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 281
38% 279 Pts
64-Core 282
19% 282 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.1
1-Core 100
2-Core 179
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 280
38% 280 Pts
64-Core 278
19% 278 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,651,744 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $140 @ launch in Jul '13
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Typical Core i3-4330 Builds (Compare 10,334 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $315

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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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