Average Bench: 55.7% (276th of 1143)

Based on 354 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]

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Poor: 41%Average: 55.7% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4340 averaged 44.3% 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 98.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4340 is 20%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4340 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 268Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 264Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 354 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.9 SC Int 96 106
72.9 SC Float 98.2 108
73.3 SC Mixed 97.3 107
77.7% 97.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
157 QC Int 240 268
172 QC Float 261 289
172 QC Mixed 255 283
57.1% 252 Pts
Min Avg Max
197 MC Int 249 269
212 MC Float 268 294
212 MC Mixed 264 285
38.9% 260 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 103
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 275
QC Mixed 274
61% 269 Pts
MC Int 256
MC Float 284
MC Mixed 274
41% 271 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 101
SC Float 99.9
SC Mixed 107
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 259
QC Mixed 263
58% 258 Pts
MC Int 248
MC Float 276
MC Mixed 266
39% 263 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 66
SC Float 80.6
SC Mixed 80.1
60% 75.6 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 181
42% 184 Pts
MC Int 251
MC Float 268
MC Mixed 270
39% 263 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.5
SC Float 84.9
SC Mixed 79.7
65% 81.4 Pts
QC Int 146
QC Float 136
QC Mixed 181
35% 154 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 224
MC Mixed 223
34% 226 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,875,723 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $152 @ launch in Jul '13
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Typical Core i3-4340 Builds (Compare 4,871 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
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Workstation
Workstation 30%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H - $101

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $329

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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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Terrible

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


Above average

4 years ago.


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