Average Bench: 58.8% (521st of 1305)

more Based on 25,364 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: 46%Average: 58.8% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3240 averaged 41.2% 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 80.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is 20.3%. 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 222Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 220Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,364 samples)
Min Avg Max
64 Memory 80.5 92.8
55.8 1-Core 84 93.3
99.4 2-Core 147 177
63.8% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
148 4-Core 216 243
162 8-Core 220 243
29.7% 218 Pts
Min Avg Max
164 64-Core 222 245
14.9% 222 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 91.9
1-Core 93.2
2-Core 177
73% 121 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 243
33% 243 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, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 93.5
2-Core 167
73% 118 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 239
33% 239 Pts
64-Core 243
16% 243 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 93
2-Core 151
67% 108 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 238
33% 239 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 80.1
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 164
67% 111 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 230
31% 230 Pts
64-Core 237
16% 237 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 89.3
2-Core 153
67% 109 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 219
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 80.7
2-Core 132
62% 98.3 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 210
28% 205 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.7
1-Core 92.5
2-Core 154
64% 106 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 238
32% 237 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 123
58% 91.1 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 196
27% 196 Pts
64-Core 200
13% 200 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 90.1
2-Core 146
63% 103 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 215
29% 214 Pts
64-Core 215
14% 215 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,981,930 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3240 Builds (Compare 15,461 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: 20% - 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

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Good

1 month ago.

cheap and gets the job done at this budget. nice


Excellent

1 month ago.

USED IT SINCE I WAS 10 YEARS OLD EPIC WOW


Excellent

6 days ago.

had this for years seems nothing it ca not do


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