Average Bench: 60% (527th of 1335)

Based on 3,737 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 48%Average: 60% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3250 averaged 40.0% 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 81.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 87.5Pts

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 Mixed Speed 230Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 228Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,737 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.8 Memory 81.5 93.5
61.1 1-Core 87.5 96.3
101 2-Core 152 183
65.6% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
145 4-Core 224 251
157 8-Core 228 252
30.9% 226 Pts
Min Avg Max
175 64-Core 230 254
15.5% 230 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 91.4
1-Core 97.1
2-Core 165
73% 118 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 254
34% 253 Pts
64-Core 262
18% 262 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Memory 79.8
1-Core 60.2
2-Core 137
57% 92.3 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 252
34% 248 Pts
64-Core 246
16% 246 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 96.3
2-Core 175
68% 115 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 254
35% 255 Pts
64-Core 260
18% 260 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 85.6
1-Core 77.7
2-Core 128
62% 97.1 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 134
22% 155 Pts
64-Core 121
8% 121 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.3
1-Core 57.2
2-Core 108
57% 85.6 Pts
4-Core 104
8-Core 100
14% 102 Pts
64-Core 113
8% 113 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,674,534 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3250 Builds (Compare 1,226 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: 20% - Poor Total price: $30

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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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