Intel Core i3 3240 

Released September, 2012
  • 3.4 GHz
  • Dual core
7.4 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i3 3240

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i3 3240
6.4
FX 6300
6.9
Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i3 3240
8.8
FX 6300
8.1
Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Core i3 3240
6.5
FX 6300
8.8
Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i3 3240
7.3
FX 6300
7.2
Performance Per Dollar

7.4

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Core i3 3240
7.4
FX 6300
7.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i3 3240

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i3 3240
5,542
Core i5 3330
8,091
FX 6300
7,483

GeekBench (64-bit)

Core i3 3240
5,872
Core i5 3330
8,938
FX 6300
8,195

GeekBench

Core i3 3240
6,895
Core i5 3330
11,087

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i3 3240
4,130
FX 4300
6,610
FX 6300
6,080

Passmark

Core i3 3240
4,311
FX 6300
6,444
Core i5 3330
5,905

Passmark (Single Core)

Core i3 3240
1,760
FX 4300
1,419
FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type LGA 1155
Is unlocked No
Is hyperthreaded Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
  1. SSE4.1
  2. SSE3
  3. Supplemental SSE3
  4. SSE2
  5. MMX
  6. SSE
  7. SSE4
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

gpu

GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1600
  2. DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 1
Overclocked clock speed 3.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.61 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,313.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz

power consumption

TDP 55W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 11.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W

bus

Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s
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