Average Bench: 61.6% (452nd of 1272)

Based on 2,865 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 50%Average: 61.6% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3250 averaged 38.4% 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 85.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3250 is just 18%. 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 227Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 225Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,865 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.7 Memory 85.3 93.8
57 1-Core 86.3 96
102 2-Core 150 181
66.4% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 4-Core 221 250
155 8-Core 225 250
30.5% 223 Pts
Min Avg Max
166 64-Core 227 252
15.2% 227 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
Memory 92.1
1-Core 95.8
2-Core 159
72% 116 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 246
34% 248 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
Memory 91.1
1-Core 93
2-Core 166
72% 117 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 246
34% 246 Pts
64-Core 249
17% 249 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 94.2
2-Core 159
71% 115 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 235
33% 238 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 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 85
2-Core 148
68% 108 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 227
31% 228 Pts
64-Core 235
16% 235 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Memory 93.2
1-Core 85.5
2-Core 122
66% 100 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 232
30% 224 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Memory 83.7
1-Core 95.7
2-Core 179
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 252
34% 251 Pts
64-Core 251
17% 251 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Memory 92.6
1-Core 79.6
2-Core 133
65% 102 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 231
28% 212 Pts
64-Core 247
17% 247 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 92
1-Core 81.9
2-Core 154
68% 109 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 177
25% 183 Pts
64-Core 156
10% 156 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.2
1-Core 96.5
2-Core 181
69% 118 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 247
34% 249 Pts
64-Core 251
17% 251 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,501,098 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3250 Builds (Compare 582 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus H61M-A/BR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $28

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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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