Average Bench: 58.9% (525th of 1316)

more Based on 29,051 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: 58.9% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3240 averaged 41.0% 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 84.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is just 18.9%. 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 225Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 222Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,051 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.8 Memory 80.3 92.6
56.4 1-Core 84.8 93.3
100 2-Core 149 176
64.2% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
155 4-Core 219 243
166 8-Core 222 243
30.1% 221 Pts
Min Avg Max
173 64-Core 225 245
15.1% 225 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 91.7
1-Core 89
2-Core 167
71% 116 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 242
33% 242 Pts
64-Core 243
16% 243 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 91.9
1-Core 69.7
2-Core 151
65% 104 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 243
33% 240 Pts
64-Core 245
16% 245 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 91.1
1-Core 91.1
2-Core 157
70% 113 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 243
33% 241 Pts
64-Core 243
16% 243 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.6
1-Core 90.7
2-Core 153
69% 111 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 236
32% 235 Pts
64-Core 239
16% 239 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 83.5
1-Core 63
2-Core 120
57% 88.8 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 235
29% 215 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 71.9
1-Core 93.1
2-Core 172
66% 112 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 243
33% 243 Pts
64-Core 247
17% 247 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.5
1-Core 57.5
2-Core 177
58% 102 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 236
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 71.5
1-Core 90.9
2-Core 158
64% 107 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 228
31% 228 Pts
64-Core 230
16% 230 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.3
1-Core 84.3
2-Core 148
63% 104 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 154
22% 161 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,127,132 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3240 Builds (Compare 16,960 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 17% - Very poor Total price: $35

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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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Good

2 months ago.

cheap and gets the job done at this budget. nice


Excellent

4 months ago.

USED IT SINCE I WAS 10 YEARS OLD EPIC WOW


Excellent

2 months ago.

had this for years seems nothing it ca not do


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