Average Bench: 65.6% (373rd of 1255)

Based on 596 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: 51%Average: 65.6% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4340 averaged 34.4% 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 88.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 96.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4340 is 20.8%. 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 Mixed Speed 258Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 255Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 596 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.1 Memory 88.2 95.4
70.2 1-Core 96.4 107
114 2-Core 169 203
72% 118 Pts
Min Avg Max
150 4-Core 250 281
167 8-Core 255 282
34.5% 252 Pts
Min Avg Max
178 64-Core 258 283
17.3% 258 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 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.4
1-Core 107
2-Core 178
77% 126 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 278
38% 276 Pts
64-Core 283
19% 283 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 106
2-Core 170
75% 123 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 278
38% 278 Pts
64-Core 280
19% 280 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 97
2-Core 166
72% 118 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 260
37% 267 Pts
64-Core 241
16% 241 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 30,456,840 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $152 @ launch in Jul '13
AmazonUS $1001 month
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Typical Core i3-4340 Builds (Compare 2,464 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus H87M-E - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $289

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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...

Added 5 years ago.

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3 months ago.

Lets not make a haswell i3 the worst


Terrible

20 months ago.

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


Above average

5 years ago.


Good

7 months ago.

Saw this CPU rated horribly and upvoted this!


Average

6 months ago.

so this is the worst cpu out there


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