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Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. [More ...]

Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA1155

Clockspeed: 3.4 GHz

Cores: 2 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 55 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 2 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 3 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel Core i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q1 2012

CPUmark/$Price: 92.71

Overall Rank: 2699

Last Price Change: $25.00 USD (2024-06-23)

Average CPU Mark
rating
2318

Single Thread Rating: 1784
Samples: 1815*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 4,376
Thread: 1,795

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz

Integer Math10,302 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math5,275 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers13 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting6,452 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption410.8 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression47,087 KBytes/Sec
Physics257 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions2,010 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,784 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 23rd of June 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 20th of June 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 20th of June 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$41.00 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$14.99 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 23rd of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,289
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,408
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,167
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,627
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,035
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,902
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,300
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,758
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,514
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,176
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
2,318
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 23rd of June 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
230.66
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
162.42
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
161.17
Intel Core i9-12900K
141.87
Intel Core i9-13900K
129.96
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
92.71
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.66
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
54.30
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 23rd of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,631
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,166
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,034
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,922
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,698
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,470
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,931
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,567
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
1,784
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2127970 - Jun 20 2024
2111
BL2127874 - Jun 20 2024
2291
BL2127398 - Jun 20 2024
2421
BL2125096 - Jun 16 2024
2547
BL2117697 - Jun 06 2024
1941
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
As of 23rd of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
2,318
AMD A6-3620 APU vs Intel Core i3-3240
1,851 (-20.1%)
AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,686 (+15.9%)
AMD FX-4100 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,609 (+12.6%)
AMD Phenom II X4 945 vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,381 (+2.7%)
AMD Phenom II X4 960T vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,343 (+1.1%)
Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i3-3240
1,955 (-15.7%)
AMD A8-6500 APU vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,817 (+21.5%)
AMD Phenom II X4 840 vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,404 (+3.7%)
AMD Phenom II X4 830 vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,070 (-10.7%)
AMD Phenom II X3 B77 vs Intel Core i3-3240
1,844 (-20.5%)
AMD FX-4170 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-3240
3,034 (+30.9%)
AMD A10-5800K APU vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,961 (+27.8%)

Is the Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 23rd of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,395
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,274
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,042
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,540
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,392
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,131
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,010
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,884
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,792
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,540
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,529
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
923