Average Bench: 60.2% (469th of 1265)

more Based on 24,133 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: 49%Average: 60.2% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3240 averaged 39.8% 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 83Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is just 17.8%. 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 223Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 220Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,133 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.2 Memory 83 93
58.8 1-Core 84.6 93.3
102 2-Core 147 177
64.8% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
148 4-Core 218 243
161 8-Core 220 243
29.9% 219 Pts
Min Avg Max
166 64-Core 223 245
14.9% 223 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 90.6
1-Core 90.5
2-Core 156
70% 112 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 238
33% 240 Pts
64-Core 239
16% 239 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.8
1-Core 85.2
2-Core 146
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 238
33% 238 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 92.2
2-Core 169
69% 115 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 238
32% 236 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 85.2
2-Core 145
65% 104 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 212
29% 212 Pts
64-Core 207
14% 207 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 78
1-Core 92.7
2-Core 154
66% 108 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 199
31% 220 Pts
64-Core 233
16% 233 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 66.7
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 145
58% 97.5 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 241
33% 241 Pts
64-Core 218
15% 218 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 58
1-Core 65
2-Core 120
49% 80.9 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 232
30% 224 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)
Memory 62.1
1-Core 64.5
2-Core 113
49% 80 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 182
26% 186 Pts
64-Core 107
7% 107 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,601,351 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3240 Builds (Compare 9,076 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $28

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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

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

6 days ago.

SPEED


Excellent

30 days ago.

cheap and gets the job done at this budget. nice


Excellent

2 years ago.

had this for years seems nothing it ca not do


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