Average Bench: 64.6% (473rd of 1369)

Based on 863 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4340 CPU @ 3.60GHz

The Intel Core i3-4340 is a budget dual-core four threaded 4th generation Haswell processor released in Q3 2013. At the time of release it was the top end Haswell Core i3 chip – offering great value for money, performance and power efficiency. It scores a strong effective speed of 89% with its base clock of 3.6 GHz which means that users will experience smooth and fast performance with the majority of desktop applications. Its two cores and four virtual cores are adequate for most games. The i3-4340 features Intel HD Graphics 4600 which are probably okay for playing some older games in 720p and are comparable AMD integrated graphics (for example, on the AMD A10-5800k) when it comes to 3D gaming. But serious gamers will need to have enough money left over after purchasing the i3-4340 to spend on a stand alone GPU. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 49%Average: 64.6% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4340 averaged 35.4% 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 85.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 96.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4340 is 21.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4340 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 259Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 257Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 863 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.1 Memory 85.7 94.8
69 1-Core 96.3 108
114 2-Core 170 202
69.6% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
153 4-Core 253 286
162 8-Core 257 285
34% 255 Pts
Min Avg Max
159 64-Core 259 286
16% 259 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 90.5
2-Core 154
65% 109 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 254
33% 251 Pts
64-Core 256
16% 256 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 83.6
2-Core 163
65% 110 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 228
30% 225 Pts
64-Core 231
14% 231 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.7
1-Core 66.2
2-Core 146
55% 93.9 Pts
4-Core 190
8-Core 185
25% 188 Pts
64-Core 194
12% 194 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,940,519 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $152 @ launch in Jul '13
AmazonUS $1908 mins
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Typical Core i3-4340 Builds (Compare 1,735 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus H81M-PLUS - $98

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $342

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-4340 Processor (4M Cache, 3.60 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor Numberi3-4340
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$149.00 - $157.00
Clock Speed3.6 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

4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor...

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2 month ago.

Lets not make a haswell i3 the worst


Terrible

2 years ago.

buy e5450 good price good performance.


Terrible

4 years ago.

I think it's good because it have more % for gaming


Above average

8 years ago.


Good

3 years ago.

Saw this CPU rated horribly and upvoted this!


Average

2 years ago.

so this is the worst cpu out there


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