Average Bench: 60.6% (478th of 1288)

Based on 3,144 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 48%Average: 60.6% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3250 averaged 39.3% 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 83.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3250 is just 19.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-3250 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 227Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 225Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,144 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.9 Memory 83.4 93.7
57.6 1-Core 86.4 96.1
102 2-Core 151 181
65.8% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
130 4-Core 220 250
148 8-Core 225 250
30.4% 223 Pts
Min Avg Max
156 64-Core 227 253
15.2% 227 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.3
1-Core 96
2-Core 155
72% 115 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 247
34% 248 Pts
64-Core 217
14% 217 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 94.7
2-Core 161
72% 116 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 245
33% 245 Pts
64-Core 252
17% 252 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.2
1-Core 91.2
2-Core 169
72% 117 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 242
34% 244 Pts
64-Core 246
16% 246 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.5
1-Core 82.5
2-Core 144
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 248
30% 229 Pts
64-Core 247
17% 247 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 74.2
2-Core 146
60% 99.3 Pts
4-Core 201
8-Core 197
27% 199 Pts
64-Core 234
16% 234 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.6
1-Core 83.9
2-Core 124
58% 93.1 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 204
27% 201 Pts
64-Core 203
14% 203 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,523,531 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3250 Builds (Compare 820 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus H61M-A/BR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-3250 Processor (3M Cache, 3.50 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'13
Processor Numberi3-3250
# 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 Speed3.5 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

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