Average Bench: 47.5% (392nd of 1173)

more Based on 15,014 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: 47.5% 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 85.5Pts
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 19.1%. 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 221Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 223Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,014 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.5 SC Int 83.7 92.1
60.6 SC Float 85.5 94.6
56.5 SC Mixed 84.6 93.2
67.7% 84.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
129 QC Int 212 239
137 QC Float 213 239
140 QC Mixed 215 243
48.4% 213 Pts
Min Avg Max
164 MC Int 221 241
169 MC Float 221 240
169 MC Mixed 223 245
33.2% 222 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.2
SC Float 97.4
SC Mixed 95.3
77% 96 Pts
QC Int 244
QC Float 243
QC Mixed 248
56% 245 Pts
MC Int 246
MC Float 249
MC Mixed 253
37% 249 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 93.5
SC Mixed 93.3
74% 92.9 Pts
QC Int 240
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 243
55% 241 Pts
MC Int 241
MC Float 239
MC Mixed 246
36% 242 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.2
SC Float 90.3
SC Mixed 85.3
70% 87.9 Pts
QC Int 231
QC Float 232
QC Mixed 238
53% 234 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 236
MC Mixed 235
35% 234 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 66
SC Float 79.2
SC Mixed 87
62% 77.4 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 231
QC Mixed 235
53% 234 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 234
MC Mixed 236
35% 233 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.2
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 93.4
74% 92.4 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 237
QC Mixed 219
52% 230 Pts
MC Int 228
MC Float 226
MC Mixed 238
35% 231 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 78.2
SC Float 80.8
SC Mixed 85.1
65% 81.4 Pts
QC Int 173
QC Float 175
QC Mixed 192
41% 180 Pts
MC Int 220
MC Float 194
MC Mixed 197
31% 204 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.7
SC Float 92
SC Mixed 67.9
65% 81.5 Pts
QC Int 173
QC Float 203
QC Mixed 188
42% 188 Pts
MC Int 228
MC Float 224
MC Mixed 198
32% 216 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 69.6
SC Float 79.6
SC Mixed 79.8
61% 76.3 Pts
QC Int 100
QC Float 109
QC Mixed 95
23% 101 Pts
MC Int 114
MC Float 111
MC Mixed 112
17% 112 Pts
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
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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

 Comments

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8 months ago.

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


Poor

7 days ago.

Tidak terlalu baik untuk desain dan game


Excellent

16 months ago.

had this for years seems nothing it ca not do


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