Average Bench: 47.6% (382nd of 1158)

more Based on 14,117 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: 34%Average: 47.6% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3240 averaged 52.4% 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 85.9Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 83.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is just 19.2%. 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 222Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 224Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,117 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.1 SC Int 83.7 92
60.7 SC Float 85.9 94.7
57.1 SC Mixed 84.2 93.2
67.7% 84.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
136 QC Int 214 240
146 QC Float 214 239
142 QC Mixed 216 242
48.7% 215 Pts
Min Avg Max
165 MC Int 221 240
174 MC Float 222 240
170 MC Mixed 224 245
33.4% 223 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 92
SC Float 94.3
SC Mixed 91.4
74% 92.6 Pts
QC Int 234
QC Float 233
QC Mixed 241
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 238
MC Float 237
MC Mixed 241
36% 239 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91
SC Float 93.9
SC Mixed 92.5
74% 92.5 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 235
QC Mixed 239
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 234
MC Mixed 239
36% 236 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.8
SC Float 94.7
SC Mixed 93.6
75% 93.4 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 239
QC Mixed 235
54% 237 Pts
MC Int 238
MC Float 239
MC Mixed 241
36% 240 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 90
SC Float 71.4
SC Mixed 90.2
67% 83.9 Pts
QC Int 229
QC Float 225
QC Mixed 231
52% 229 Pts
MC Int 222
MC Float 221
MC Mixed 238
34% 227 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 88.9
SC Float 92.4
SC Mixed 90.4
72% 90.6 Pts
QC Int 229
QC Float 228
QC Mixed 229
52% 229 Pts
MC Int 232
MC Float 232
MC Mixed 234
35% 233 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82
SC Float 87.3
SC Mixed 87.5
68% 85.6 Pts
QC Int 182
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 194
44% 193 Pts
MC Int 216
MC Float 217
MC Mixed 220
33% 218 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.2
SC Float 85.9
SC Mixed 70.8
66% 82.6 Pts
QC Int 204
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 211
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 232
MC Float 229
MC Mixed 234
35% 232 Pts
1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 52.1
SC Float 56.2
SC Mixed 54.8
44% 54.4 Pts
QC Int 143
QC Float 151
QC Mixed 149
34% 148 Pts
MC Int 184
MC Float 196
MC Mixed 194
29% 191 Pts
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation 27%
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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

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6 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

had this for years seems nothing it ca not do


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