Average Bench: 36.6% (427th of 1182)

more Based on 15,657 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: 26%Average: 36.6% Great: 40%
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i3-3240 averaged 63.3% 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 85.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 149Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is just 14.4%. 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 225Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 223Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,657 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.7 1-Core 85.2 93.3
104 2-Core 149 179
56.2% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
141 4-Core 219 243
164 8-Core 223 243
30.1% 221 Pts
Min Avg Max
165 64-Core 225 246
15.1% 225 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 91.7
2-Core 155
60% 124 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 241
33% 242 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)
1-Core 92.7
2-Core 164
62% 128 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 238
33% 240 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
1-Core 92.9
2-Core 183
65% 138 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 242
33% 240 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.4
2-Core 158
59% 122 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 241
33% 240 Pts
64-Core 245
16% 245 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
1-Core 90.1
2-Core 168
61% 129 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 230
32% 232 Pts
64-Core 233
16% 233 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.9
2-Core 141
54% 112 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 156
26% 181 Pts
64-Core 171
12% 171 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.9
2-Core 138
48% 103 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 222
27% 203 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
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Typical Core i3-3240 Builds (Compare 14,972 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $190

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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


Poor

2 months ago.

Tidak terlalu baik untuk desain dan game


Excellent

19 months ago.

had this for years seems nothing it ca not do


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