Average Bench: 49.2% (371st of 1173)

Based on 1,748 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 37%Average: 49.2% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3250 averaged 50.8% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 88.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3250 is just 17.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-3250 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 229Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 232Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,748 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.6 SC Int 85.7 94.8
64.5 SC Float 88.1 97.4
61.7 SC Mixed 86.7 95.9
69.5% 86.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
154 QC Int 221 247
163 QC Float 222 246
157 QC Mixed 224 250
50.4% 222 Pts
Min Avg Max
183 MC Int 229 248
186 MC Float 229 247
178 MC Mixed 232 252
34.5% 230 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.4
SC Float 97.1
SC Mixed 94.7
77% 95.7 Pts
QC Int 244
QC Float 246
QC Mixed 250
56% 247 Pts
MC Int 248
MC Float 247
MC Mixed 248
37% 248 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 93.2
SC Float 76.5
SC Mixed 94.4
70% 88 Pts
QC Int 242
QC Float 239
QC Mixed 236
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 243
MC Float 241
MC Mixed 248
37% 244 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)
SC Int 82.5
SC Float 81
SC Mixed 86
66% 83.2 Pts
QC Int 246
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 247
55% 244 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 223
MC Mixed 245
35% 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)
SC Int 91
SC Float 92.8
SC Mixed 90.8
73% 91.5 Pts
QC Int 228
QC Float 231
QC Mixed 229
52% 229 Pts
MC Int 226
MC Float 226
MC Mixed 241
35% 231 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 87.1
SC Float 90.6
SC Mixed 88.4
71% 88.7 Pts
QC Int 196
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 217
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 220
MC Float 229
MC Mixed 239
34% 229 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)
SC Int 71.2
SC Float 87.2
SC Mixed 82.7
64% 80.4 Pts
QC Int 203
QC Float 205
QC Mixed 210
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 209
MC Float 208
MC Mixed 213
32% 210 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.9
SC Float 90.7
SC Mixed 76.2
66% 82.3 Pts
QC Int 190
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 185
42% 186 Pts
MC Int 237
MC Float 219
MC Mixed 230
34% 229 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.7
SC Float 83.9
SC Mixed 65.9
62% 77.2 Pts
QC Int 199
QC Float 210
QC Mixed 200
46% 203 Pts
MC Int 206
MC Float 222
MC Mixed 224
32% 217 Pts
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Typical Core i3-3250 Builds (Compare 1,084 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus H61M-A/BR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $140

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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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