Average Bench: 37.4% (415th of 1182)

Based on 1,971 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 28%Average: 37.4% Great: 42%
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i3-3250 averaged 62.5% 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 86.5Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 151Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3250 is just 13.8%. 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 231Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 228Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,971 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.7 1-Core 86.5 95.9
108 2-Core 151 183
57.1% 119 Pts
Min Avg Max
156 4-Core 224 250
175 8-Core 228 250
30.8% 226 Pts
Min Avg Max
179 64-Core 231 253
15.5% 231 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
1-Core 90.5
2-Core 165
61% 128 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 227
32% 231 Pts
64-Core 241
16% 241 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 62.7
2-Core 163
51% 113 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 248
32% 235 Pts
64-Core 251
17% 251 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
1-Core 89.3
2-Core 159
60% 124 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 201
29% 211 Pts
64-Core 230
15% 230 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92
2-Core 160
61% 126 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 220
29% 216 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.3
2-Core 122
47% 97.2 Pts
4-Core 162
8-Core 173
23% 167 Pts
64-Core 188
13% 188 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,258,398 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i3-3250 Builds (Compare 1,180 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H61M-A/BR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $137

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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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