Average Bench: 47.3% (371st of 1144)

more Based on 11,494 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: 33%Average: 47.3% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3240 averaged 52.7% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 84.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 83Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is just 19.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-3240 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 220Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 223Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,494 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.7 SC Int 81.9 91.9
56.4 SC Float 84.4 94.6
58.8 SC Mixed 83 93.1
66.5% 83.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 QC Int 212 239
140 QC Float 213 238
141 QC Mixed 216 243
48.4% 214 Pts
Min Avg Max
158 MC Int 220 240
159 MC Float 220 240
162 MC Mixed 223 245
33.2% 221 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 94.8
SC Mixed 92
74% 92.9 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 247
55% 241 Pts
MC Int 240
MC Float 240
MC Mixed 247
36% 242 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 91.5
SC Float 94.6
SC Mixed 93
74% 93 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 239
QC Mixed 244
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 240
MC Float 239
MC Mixed 244
36% 241 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 93.4
75% 93.3 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 237
QC Mixed 240
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 237
MC Mixed 240
36% 238 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 90.9
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 92.9
74% 92.8 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 236
54% 237 Pts
MC Int 237
MC Float 235
MC Mixed 241
36% 237 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.6
SC Float 85
SC Mixed 87.1
68% 85.6 Pts
QC Int 232
QC Float 231
QC Mixed 235
53% 233 Pts
MC Int 228
MC Float 230
MC Mixed 229
34% 229 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.6
SC Float 83.2
SC Mixed 82
65% 81.3 Pts
QC Int 224
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 233
52% 229 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 229
MC Mixed 235
35% 231 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.7
SC Float 89
SC Mixed 90.1
71% 88.9 Pts
QC Int 217
QC Float 220
QC Mixed 213
49% 216 Pts
MC Int 221
MC Float 226
MC Mixed 232
34% 226 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.8
SC Float 82.1
SC Mixed 81.5
66% 81.8 Pts
QC Int 152
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 186
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 175
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 184
27% 180 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 56
SC Float 57.4
SC Mixed 59.2
46% 57.5 Pts
QC Int 124
QC Float 146
QC Mixed 152
32% 141 Pts
MC Int 186
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 187
28% 187 Pts
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

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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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1 month ago.

Excellent value for a light gaming machine. Has some upgrade path, like the i5-3570K


Excellent

10 months ago.

had this for years seems nothing it ca not do


Good

11 days ago.

2/10


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