Intel Core i3-3250 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i3-3250 has 2 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 3. gen of the Intel Core i3 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1155 socket and was released in Q2/2013.
Intel Core i3-3250

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i3-3250. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i3-3250.

Name: Intel Core i3-3250
Family: Intel Core i3
CPU group: Intel Core i 3000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i3-3250 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i3-3250 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 2500
GPU frequency: 0.65 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.05 GHz
Execution units: 6
Shader: 48
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 7
Direct X: 11.0
Technology: 22 nm
Release date: Q2/2012

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: DDR3-1600
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe:
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

TDP (PL1): 55 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i3-3250 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 22 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1155
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 3.00 MB
Architecture: Ivy Bridge S
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
Release date: Q2/2013
Release price: 115 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i3-3250 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Atom x6413E Intel Atom x6413E
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
676
Intel Atom x6425E Intel Atom x6425E
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
676
Intel Celeron N6211 Intel Celeron N6211
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
674
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
673
Intel Core i7-4600U Intel Core i7-4600U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
673
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
672
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
672
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Athlon II X4 651 AMD Athlon II X4 651
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1467
AMD Athlon II X4 651K AMD Athlon II X4 651K
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1467
Intel Core i7-4650U Intel Core i7-4650U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
1467
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1466
Intel Core i5-8210Y Intel Core i5-8210Y
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1466
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
8C 8T @ 2.45 GHz
1461
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1461
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Celeron G1610 Intel Celeron G1610
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) @ 1.05 GHz
101
Intel Pentium G2010 Intel Pentium G2010
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) @ 1.05 GHz
101
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) @ 1.05 GHz
101
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
Intel HD Graphics 2500 @ 1.05 GHz
101
MediaTek Helio P70 MediaTek Helio P70
ARM Mali-G72 MP3 @ 0.90 GHz
100
Intel Pentium 2117U Intel Pentium 2117U
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) @ 1.00 GHz
96
Intel Pentium 997 Intel Pentium 997
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1) @ 1.00 GHz
96
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD A10-7870K AMD A10-7870K
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
4682
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
4671
Intel Core i7-4578U Intel Core i7-4578U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
4666
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
4664
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
4657
Intel Pentium Gold G5400T Intel Pentium Gold G5400T
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
4631
AMD Phenom II X4 975 AMD Phenom II X4 975
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
4631
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
123
Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
123
Intel Pentium G3240 Intel Pentium G3240
2C 2T @ 3.10 GHz
123
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
122
Intel Core i7-4712HQ Intel Core i7-4712HQ
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
122
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
122
Intel Xeon Platinum 8153 Intel Xeon Platinum 8153
16C 32T @ 2.80 GHz
122
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i3-4350T Intel Core i3-4350T
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
313
Intel Atom x6413E Intel Atom x6413E
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
312
Intel Core i5-4210M Intel Core i5-4210M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
312
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
310
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
307
Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
307
Intel Core i3-7167U Intel Core i3-7167U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
306
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-4210M Intel Core i5-4210M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
2748
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
2746
Intel Core i5-2400 Intel Core i5-2400
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
2729
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2725
Intel Core i3-4130T Intel Core i3-4130T
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
2714
Intel Core i5-4200M Intel Core i5-4200M
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
2710
Intel Core i5-4258U Intel Core i5-4258U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
2690
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A10-7700K AMD A10-7700K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
5765
Intel Core i7-4650U Intel Core i7-4650U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
5750
Intel Pentium G4400 Intel Pentium G4400
2C 2T @ 3.30 GHz
5745
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
5740
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
5708
Intel Core i5-4200M Intel Core i5-4200M
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
5705
Intel Core i3-4130T Intel Core i3-4130T
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
5672
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-4310M Intel Core i5-4310M
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1.47
Intel Core m7-6Y75 Intel Core m7-6Y75
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1.47
Intel Pentium G3460 Intel Pentium G3460
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
1.47
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1.47
AMD EPYC 7301 AMD EPYC 7301
16C 32T @ 2.70 GHz
1.46
AMD EPYC 7281 AMD EPYC 7281
16C 32T @ 2.70 GHz
1.46
Intel Core i3-4160 Intel Core i3-4160
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1.46
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3.54
Intel Core i7-5650U Intel Core i7-5650U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3.54
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3.53
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
3.52
Intel Core i3-4350T Intel Core i3-4350T
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3.52
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
3.51
Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
3.5
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i5-4200Y Intel Core i5-4200Y
Intel HD Graphics 4200 @ 0.85 GHz
11.2
Intel Core i5-4210Y Intel Core i5-4210Y
Intel HD Graphics 4200 @ 0.85 GHz
11.2
Intel Core i3-3250T Intel Core i3-3250T
Intel HD Graphics 2500 @ 1.05 GHz
10.9
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
Intel HD Graphics 2500 @ 1.05 GHz
10.8
Intel Core i3-3240T Intel Core i3-3240T
Intel HD Graphics 2500 @ 1.05 GHz
10.8
Intel Pentium G2010 Intel Pentium G2010
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) @ 1.05 GHz
10.8
Intel Pentium N3530 Intel Pentium N3530
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail GT1) @ 0.90 GHz
10.8
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


Popular comparisons

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