Average Bench: 60.2% (545th of 1358)

Based on 3,924 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 49%Average: 60.2% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3250 averaged 39.8% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 81.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 88.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3250 is just 18.9%. 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 234Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 232Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,924 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.3 Memory 81.1 93.2
64.5 1-Core 88.4 96.8
108 2-Core 154 184
66% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
157 4-Core 228 256
172 8-Core 232 256
31.4% 230 Pts
Min Avg Max
181 64-Core 234 258
15.7% 234 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 90.9
1-Core 95.7
2-Core 167
72% 118 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 252
34% 252 Pts
64-Core 258
17% 258 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.1
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 155
68% 110 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 234
32% 234 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 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 78.1
1-Core 95.8
2-Core 158
67% 111 Pts
4-Core 255
8-Core 254
35% 255 Pts
64-Core 258
17% 258 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.6
1-Core 96.3
2-Core 163
67% 112 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 253
34% 252 Pts
64-Core 253
17% 253 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 72
1-Core 78.1
2-Core 137
58% 95.7 Pts
4-Core 201
8-Core 251
30% 226 Pts
64-Core 252
17% 252 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 71
1-Core 89.4
2-Core 129
60% 96.4 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 200
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 206
14% 206 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.5
1-Core 69.8
2-Core 135
56% 91.7 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 189
26% 187 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,548,414 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3250 Builds (Compare 1,386 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: 27% - Poor Total price: $22

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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

Added n/a ago.

Good

6 months 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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