Average Bench: 58.7% (598th of 1442)

Based on 4,164 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 48%Average: 58.7% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3250 averaged 41.2% 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 80Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 86.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3250 is just 19.3%. 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 Speed 223Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 222Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,164 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.4 Memory 80 93.2
61.7 1-Core 86.6 97.3
105 2-Core 150 182
63.3% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
144 4-Core 219 245
158 8-Core 222 246
29.5% 220 Pts
Min Avg Max
167 64-Core 223 246
13.8% 223 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.4
1-Core 90.2
2-Core 156
68% 112 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 226
29% 219 Pts
64-Core 226
14% 226 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 87.4
2-Core 150
67% 109 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 211
28% 208 Pts
64-Core 216
13% 216 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 87.1
2-Core 144
64% 105 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 214
28% 208 Pts
64-Core 212
13% 212 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 81.2
1-Core 85.4
2-Core 143
63% 103 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 203
26% 197 Pts
64-Core 215
13% 215 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.8
1-Core 90.7
2-Core 158
62% 107 Pts
4-Core 233
8-Core 233
31% 233 Pts
64-Core 233
14% 233 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.9
1-Core 90.9
2-Core 174
63% 111 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 228
31% 229 Pts
64-Core 228
14% 228 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.7
1-Core 90.2
2-Core 155
61% 104 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 227
30% 226 Pts
64-Core 229
14% 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)
Memory 75.4
1-Core 71.5
2-Core 151
58% 99.3 Pts
4-Core 162
8-Core 220
24% 191 Pts
64-Core 172
11% 172 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 51.1
1-Core 74.9
2-Core 136
49% 87.2 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 208
26% 196 Pts
64-Core 146
9% 146 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,686,091 CPUs tested

Typical Core i3-3250 Builds (Compare 2,318 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus H61M-K - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $168

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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

 Comments

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Good

2 years ago.

It's fast enough for basic computing tasks, I would reccomend it if you're on a budget - price performance wise


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