Average Bench: 52.7% (717th of 1358)

Based on 10,215 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]

Poor: 40%Average: 52.7% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3240 averaged 47.3% 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. Memory Latency 78.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 82.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3240 is 20%. 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 159Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 160Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,215 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.4 Memory 78.4 90.8
62.4 1-Core 82.5 89.6
89.1 2-Core 156 178
63.9% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
105 4-Core 158 178
110 8-Core 160 178
21.8% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
103 64-Core 159 178
10.7% 159 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.9
1-Core 64
2-Core 152
62% 102 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 175
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 171
12% 171 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.2
1-Core 89.4
2-Core 179
71% 118 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 174
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.5
1-Core 78.3
2-Core 155
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 146
8-Core 156
20% 151 Pts
64-Core 161
11% 161 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.9
1-Core 89.2
2-Core 141
59% 98.2 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 172
24% 172 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 64
1-Core 84.5
2-Core 165
61% 105 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 164
22% 164 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,507,162 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $64 @ launch in Apr '14
AmazonUS $993 mins
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Typical Pentium G3240 Builds (Compare 3,034 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $121

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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 7 years ago.

Excellent

18 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

7 years ago.


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