Average Bench: 40.7% (509th of 1206)

Based on 5,812 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3240 @ 3.10GHz

The Intel Pentium G3240 is a budget dual-core, twin threaded processor. It was released in Q2 2014 and with a base frequency of 3.1 GHz it scores a reasonable 78 for effective speed. The G3240 is quick enough to run most basic applications without any issues and it’s very reasonably priced for its performance. The integrated HD Graphics are fine for general desktop use but not for 3D gaming. The G3258 has a base frequency just 100 MHz faster than the G3240, but can be unlocked to realise speeds up to 4.3 GHz using just the stock cooler. Comparing the G3258 and G3240 shows that when the G3258 is overclocked it offers 48% more performance for just a 13% price premium. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 29%Average: 40.7% Great: 45%
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3240 averaged 59.3% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 82.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 157Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3240 is just 16.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium G3240 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 163Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 163Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,812 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.4 1-Core 82.9 91.3
95.3 2-Core 157 181
56.9% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
109 4-Core 160 181
121 8-Core 163 181
22% 162 Pts
Min Avg Max
113 64-Core 163 181
11% 163 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.1
2-Core 180
64% 136 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 177
24% 178 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
1-Core 91.2
2-Core 177
63% 134 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 178
24% 177 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.5
2-Core 139
56% 114 Pts
4-Core 146
8-Core 107
18% 127 Pts
64-Core 145
10% 145 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
1-Core 77.7
2-Core 157
55% 117 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 149
21% 155 Pts
64-Core 153
10% 153 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 31.2
2-Core 115
31% 73.3 Pts
4-Core 94.9
8-Core 140
15% 117 Pts
64-Core 104
7% 104 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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 Prices

Approx. $64 @ launch in Apr '14
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Typical Pentium G3240 Builds (Compare 2,503 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $83

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor G3240 (3M Cache, 3.10 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor NumberG3240
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$54.00 - $64.00
Clock Speed3.1 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP53 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Graphics Video Max Memory1.7 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21.3 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 InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
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

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

Intel® Pentium® Processor...

Added 5 years ago.

Terrible

19 months ago.

so bad if you want to sue this CPU you will feel nice when you buy AMD cpus or G4560 than G3240


Below average

5 years ago.


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