Average Bench: 47.4% (379th of 1197)

Based on 2,093 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 47.4% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3250 averaged 52.6% 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 86.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 151Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3250 is just 17.9%. 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 2,093 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.4 1-Core 86.7 96
107 2-Core 151 185
57.3% 119 Pts
Min Avg Max
156 4-Core 223 250
171 8-Core 228 250
30.8% 226 Pts
Min Avg Max
176 64-Core 231 252
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, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 96
2-Core 190
67% 143 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 250
34% 249 Pts
64-Core 249
17% 249 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95.3
2-Core 176
65% 136 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 245
34% 246 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95.6
2-Core 169
64% 132 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 247
34% 247 Pts
64-Core 250
17% 250 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95.8
2-Core 173
64% 134 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 246
33% 244 Pts
64-Core 250
17% 250 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 94.6
2-Core 160
62% 128 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 249
34% 248 Pts
64-Core 247
17% 247 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.7
2-Core 164
58% 123 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 249
34% 248 Pts
64-Core 254
17% 254 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
1-Core 63.1
2-Core 126
44% 94.4 Pts
4-Core 150
8-Core 182
22% 166 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 35.9
2-Core 90.4
28% 63.2 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 224
31% 224 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 43.6
2-Core 80.7
30% 62.1 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 200
26% 189 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,816,548 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i3-3250 Builds (Compare 1,278 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H61M-A/BR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $92

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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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