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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.

Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz


Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA1155

Clockspeed: 3.4 GHz

Cores: 2 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 55 W

Cache Size: L1: 256 KB, L2: 1.0 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: 52.05

Overall Rank: 2097

Last Price Change: $44.02 USD (2022-11-25)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 1797
Samples: 1673*
*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 Math10,339 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math5,291 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers13 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting7 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption397.9 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression46.1 MBytes/Sec
Physics260 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions2,012 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,797 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 26th of November 2022.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 23rd of November 2022
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 23rd of November 2022.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History

Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1676073 - Nov 21 2022
BL1673975 - Nov 18 2022
BL1672567 - Nov 16 2022
BL1672033 - Nov 16 2022
BL1668461 - Nov 11 2022
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
As of 26th of November 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz
Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,235 (-2.4%)
AMD A8-3820 APU vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,187 (-4.6%)
AMD A8-5500B APU vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,649 (+15.6%)
Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i3-3240
1,834 (-20.0%)
AMD A10-5800K APU vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,961 (+29.2%)
AMD A10-5700 APU vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,745 (+19.8%)
AMD FX-4100 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,567 (+12.0%)
AMD A8-5500 APU vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,565 (+11.9%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,430 (+6.0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 630 vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,114 (-7.7%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,083 (-9.1%)
Intel Core i3-2130 @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i3-3240
2,006 (-12.4%)