Average Bench: 46.5% (392nd of 1197)

more Based on 17,907 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: 46.5% Great: 51%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3240 averaged 53.5% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 149Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is just 16.9%. 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 223Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,907 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.4 1-Core 85.4 93.3
104 2-Core 149 180
56.3% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
155 4-Core 218 243
174 8-Core 223 243
30% 221 Pts
Min Avg Max
179 64-Core 225 245
15.1% 225 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.9
2-Core 169
62% 131 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 236
32% 237 Pts
64-Core 241
16% 241 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89.2
2-Core 142
56% 116 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 222
29% 215 Pts
64-Core 227
15% 227 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
1-Core 89.1
2-Core 142
56% 116 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 219
28% 211 Pts
64-Core 225
15% 225 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.6
2-Core 129
47% 98.3 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 222
30% 222 Pts
64-Core 217
14% 217 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
1-Core 50.2
2-Core 130
41% 90.3 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 210
29% 210 Pts
64-Core 233
16% 233 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 48.1
2-Core 56.9
27% 52.5 Pts
4-Core 48
8-Core 55.2
7% 51.6 Pts
64-Core 51.5
4% 51.5 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)
1-Core 20.2
2-Core 26.5
12% 23.4 Pts
4-Core 56.5
8-Core 86.7
9% 71.6 Pts
64-Core 89.3
6% 89.3 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,815,878 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i3-3240 Builds (Compare 16,423 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $72

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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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3 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Tidak terlalu baik untuk desain dan game


Excellent

20 months ago.

had this for years seems nothing it ca not do


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