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Intel Core i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz 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 i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz Good for Gaming?

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

Intel Core i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA1155

Clockspeed: 3.5 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) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q1 2013

CPUmark/$Price: 34.79

Overall Rank: 2571

Last Price Change: $70.00 USD (2023-04-11)

Average CPU Mark
rating
2435

Single Thread Rating: 1836
Samples: 214*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 4,601
Thread: 1,867

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz

Integer Math10,776 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math5,443 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers14 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting6,771 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption430.6 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression48,994 KBytes/Sec
Physics262 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions2,094 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,836 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 23rd of April 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 23rd of April 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 23rd 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$70.00 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$82.16 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 April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,337
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,363
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,645
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,576
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,021
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,911
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,323
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,767
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,438
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,185
Intel Core i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz
2,435
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 23rd 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
117.18
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.11
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.71
Intel Core i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz
34.79
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 23rd 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 i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz
1,836
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2070875 - Apr 05 2024
2598
BL2061470 - Mar 26 2024
2275
BL2043694 - Mar 06 2024
2597
BL2020371 - Feb 10 2024
2481
BL1975389 - Dec 21 2023
2495
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz
As of 23rd of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz
2,435
AMD A8-5600K APU vs Intel Core i3-3250
2,849 (+17.0%)
AMD A10-5700 APU vs Intel Core i3-3250
2,734 (+12.3%)
AMD Phenom II X4 965 vs Intel Core i3-3250
2,618 (+7.5%)
AMD A8-5500 APU vs Intel Core i3-3250
2,597 (+6.6%)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 vs Intel Core i3-3250
2,508 (+3.0%)
AMD A8-3870K APU vs Intel Core i3-3250
2,301 (-5.5%)
AMD A6-3670 APU vs Intel Core i3-3250
2,165 (-11.1%)
Intel Core i3-3245 @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i3-3250
2,379 (-2.3%)
AMD A8-3850 APU vs Intel Core i3-3250
2,361 (-3.0%)
AMD A10-7850K APU vs Intel Core i3-3250
3,416 (+40.3%)
AMD A8-6600K APU vs Intel Core i3-3250
3,012 (+23.7%)
AMD FX-4300 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-3250
2,995 (+23.0%)

Is the Intel Core i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 23rd of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,819
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,256
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,070
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,562
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,401
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,172
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
7,514
Intel Core i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz
945