Intel Core i3 3240 

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

Explore 4 desktops with the Intel Core i3 3240

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i3 3240 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i3 3240
6.8
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i3 3240
7.1
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i3 3240
5.1
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i3 3240
n.d.
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i3 3240
7.6
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i3 3240
5.8
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i3 3240
7.3

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i3 3240

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 3240
2,269
Core i3 3220
2,251

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 3240
943

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 3240
2,664
Core i3 3220
2,654

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3240
5,507
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3240
2,516
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3240
177,600 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
Pentium G3240
177,300 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 3240
4,316
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 3240
1,760
Core i3 3220
1,764

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

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

features

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

power consumption

TDP 55W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 3.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W

bus

Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s

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 nm
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 1
Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.57 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,313.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz

integrated graphics

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
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB
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