Average Bench: 28.7% (601st of 1183)

Based on 5,668 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: 22%Average: 28.7% Great: 32%
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Pentium G3240 averaged 71.3% 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 83.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 158Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3240 is just 10.1%. 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 165Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 165Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,668 samples)
Min Avg Max
56 1-Core 83.7 91.5
96.3 2-Core 158 181
57.3% 121 Pts
Min Avg Max
117 4-Core 162 181
128 8-Core 165 181
22.3% 163 Pts
Min Avg Max
124 64-Core 165 181
11.1% 165 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.3
2-Core 177
63% 134 Pts
4-Core 160
8-Core 180
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89.6
2-Core 177
63% 134 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 149
22% 156 Pts
64-Core 150
10% 150 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
1-Core 78.7
2-Core 125
50% 102 Pts
4-Core 160
8-Core 163
22% 161 Pts
64-Core 173
12% 173 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.4
2-Core 169
56% 121 Pts
4-Core 139
8-Core 147
20% 143 Pts
64-Core 157
10% 157 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,913,838 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $64 @ launch in Apr '14
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Typical Pentium G3240 Builds (Compare 2,334 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $69

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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 4 years ago.

Terrible

17 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

4 years ago.


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