Average Bench: 59.7% (480th of 1276)

more Based on 26,250 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: 50%Average: 59.7% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3240 averaged 40.2% 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 82.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is just 17.1%. 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 221Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 220Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,250 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.5 Memory 82.4 92.9
58 1-Core 84.2 93.3
96.7 2-Core 146 176
64.4% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
139 4-Core 216 243
158 8-Core 220 243
29.8% 218 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 64-Core 221 245
14.8% 221 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 95
1-Core 92.5
2-Core 159
72% 116 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 235
31% 229 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.3
1-Core 92.3
2-Core 151
69% 111 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 237
33% 238 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 88.7
1-Core 87.3
2-Core 166
70% 114 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 236
32% 236 Pts
64-Core 237
16% 237 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.7
1-Core 92.6
2-Core 156
70% 113 Pts
4-Core 233
8-Core 176
29% 204 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.4
1-Core 84.6
2-Core 167
65% 109 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 232
32% 234 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.1
1-Core 86.2
2-Core 128
59% 95.3 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 240
32% 237 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 69.8
1-Core 90.9
2-Core 148
62% 103 Pts
4-Core 138
8-Core 234
24% 186 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,532,047 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3240 Builds (Compare 12,886 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% - Very poor Total price: $32

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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

Added n/a ago.

Good

1 month ago.

cheap and gets the job done at this budget. nice


Excellent

2 years ago.

had this for years seems nothing it ca not do


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