Average Bench: 59% (522nd of 1316)

more Based on 33,422 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: 59% 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 40.9% 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 84.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3240 is just 19.5%. 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 224Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 223Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,422 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.4 Memory 80.5 92.9
56.9 1-Core 84.6 93.3
99.8 2-Core 147 177
64.1% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 4-Core 219 243
163 8-Core 223 243
30.1% 221 Pts
Min Avg Max
165 64-Core 224 245
15% 224 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 89.7
1-Core 92.7
2-Core 186
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 241
33% 241 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.8
1-Core 83.6
2-Core 139
66% 104 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 236
33% 239 Pts
64-Core 239
16% 239 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 90.1
1-Core 91.6
2-Core 164
71% 115 Pts
4-Core 233
8-Core 228
32% 231 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.7
1-Core 90.3
2-Core 156
68% 110 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 231
32% 231 Pts
64-Core 233
16% 233 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 55.8
2-Core 123
55% 86.6 Pts
4-Core 153
8-Core 234
25% 193 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,609,430 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3240 Builds (Compare 18,664 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: $29

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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

27 days ago.

cheap and gets the job done at this budget. nice


Excellent

7 months ago.

USED IT SINCE I WAS 10 YEARS OLD EPIC WOW


Excellent

5 months ago.

had this for years seems nothing it ca not do


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