Average Bench: 64.5% (428th of 1316)

Based on 782 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: 48%Average: 64.5% 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 86.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 95.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4340 is 23.3%. 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 255Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 252Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 782 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.7 Memory 86.6 95
61.8 1-Core 95.3 107
106 2-Core 167 201
70.9% 116 Pts
Min Avg Max
141 4-Core 247 280
153 8-Core 252 281
34% 250 Pts
Min Avg Max
152 64-Core 255 283
17.1% 255 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 92.6
1-Core 94.4
2-Core 182
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 279
38% 280 Pts
64-Core 283
19% 283 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 104
2-Core 158
71% 115 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 261
37% 269 Pts
64-Core 260
17% 260 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 100
2-Core 177
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 278
37% 273 Pts
64-Core 278
19% 278 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.9
1-Core 105
2-Core 201
76% 130 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 281
38% 279 Pts
64-Core 275
18% 275 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 82.5
2-Core 164
64% 107 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 245
32% 234 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,973,220 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $152 @ launch in Jul '13
AmazonUS $10013 months
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Typical Core i3-4340 Builds (Compare 4,950 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H - $77

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $227

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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 6 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

8 days ago.

Lets not make a haswell i3 the worst


Terrible

7 months ago.

buy e5450 good price good performance.


Terrible

2 years ago.

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


Above average

6 years ago.


Good

18 months ago.

Saw this CPU rated horribly and upvoted this!


Average

18 months ago.

so this is the worst cpu out there


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