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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: 65.99

Overall Rank: 2646

Last Price Change: $35.12 USD (2023-06-02)

Average CPU Mark
rating
2318

Single Thread Rating: 1787
Samples: 1802*
*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 Math10,304 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math5,280 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers13 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting6,458 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption410.4 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression47,102 KBytes/Sec
Physics258 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions2,011 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,787 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 21st of April 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 18th of April 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 18th of April 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$35.12 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 22nd of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,341
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,365
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,645
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,577
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,021
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,912
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,323
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,768
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,432
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,184
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
2,318
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 22nd of April 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.81
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.61
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.09
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.19
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.11
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.71
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
65.99
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.43
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 22nd of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,635
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,173
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,036
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,929
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,839
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,704
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,932
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,661
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
1,787
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2082369 - Apr 20 2024
2273
BL2081716 - Apr 19 2024
2514
BL2065236 - Mar 30 2024
2506
BL2063641 - Mar 28 2024
2516
BL2057090 - Mar 21 2024
2549
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 22nd of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
2,318
AMD A8-6500 APU vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,809 (+21.2%)
AMD Phenom II X4 840 vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,398 (+3.4%)
AMD FX-4100 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,610 (+12.6%)
Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,263 (-2.4%)
AMD Phenom II X4 920 vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,209 (-4.7%)
AMD A8-3820 APU vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,174 (-6.2%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,114 (-8.8%)
Intel Core i3-2130 @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,036 (-12.2%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 @ 2.50GHz vs Intel Core i3-3240
1,971 (-15.0%)
AMD A6-3620 APU vs Intel Core i3-3240
1,851 (-20.1%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz vs Intel Core i3-3240
1,810 (-21.9%)
AMD Phenom 9600B Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-3240
1,822 (-21.4%)

Is the Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 22nd of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,624
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,256
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,070
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,571
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,403
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,176
Intel Core i9-14900KF
7,991
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,883
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,794
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,535
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,518
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
925