Average Bench: 59.4% (556th of 1355)

more Based on 36,862 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , 1FEBFBFF000306A9, 0FABFBFF000306A9, 00004E414C206472, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 47%Average: 59.4% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3240 averaged 40.5% 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 80.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is just 19.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-3240 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 231Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 228Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,862 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.4 Memory 80.3 92.8
59.2 1-Core 85.3 94.1
107 2-Core 150 179
64.4% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
152 4-Core 225 250
160 8-Core 228 250
30.9% 227 Pts
Min Avg Max
168 64-Core 231 252
15.5% 231 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.6
1-Core 86.2
2-Core 159
71% 114 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 198
29% 209 Pts
64-Core 205
14% 205 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 72
2-Core 157
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 246
32% 240 Pts
64-Core 234
16% 234 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 88.8
2-Core 154
69% 111 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 251
34% 247 Pts
64-Core 246
16% 246 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 93.9
2-Core 172
72% 118 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 249
34% 247 Pts
64-Core 253
17% 253 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 80
1-Core 93.9
2-Core 185
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 250
34% 250 Pts
64-Core 248
17% 248 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.7
1-Core 92.1
2-Core 159
65% 108 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 248
34% 246 Pts
64-Core 249
17% 249 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 72.4
1-Core 94
2-Core 167
66% 111 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 247
34% 248 Pts
64-Core 248
17% 248 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.5
1-Core 92.5
2-Core 150
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 190
8-Core 223
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 240
16% 240 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 60.9
1-Core 79.6
2-Core 149
56% 96.4 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 218
28% 211 Pts
64-Core 188
13% 188 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 52,846,990 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3240 Builds (Compare 22,882 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Poor Total price: $30

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-3240 Processor (3M Cache, 3.40 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ3'12
Processor Numberi3-3240
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$117.00
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP55 W
Thermal Solution Specification2011C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2500
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurationsup to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo
Secure KeyNo

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
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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Excellent

5 months ago.

cheap and gets the job done at this budget. nice


Excellent

15 months ago.

USED IT SINCE I WAS 10 YEARS OLD EPIC WOW


Excellent

13 months ago.

had this for years seems nothing it ca not do


Excellent

25 days ago.

Really good when paired with a high-end GPU


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