Intel Core i3-3250

Intel Core i3-3250 Benchmark

Intel Core i3-3250 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 2 core Intel Core LGA 1155 CPU rating. Is the Core i3-3250 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

14 %
Average score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 996th out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
14 % 25 % 11 % 10 %
Average Average Average Average

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CPU Comparison

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AMD Ryzen 3 3350U
42 %
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
39 %
Intel Core i3-3240
16 %
Intel Core i3-3250
14 %
Intel Core i5-3427U
13 %
Intel Core i5-2540M
13 %
Intel Core i5-3210M
11 %


Clock Speed 3.5 GHz
Cores 2
Threads 4
PCIe Revision 2
Socket LGA 1155
Family Core
Memory Type DDR3-1333
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 32 GiB
Release Date 2013-05-01
Supports ECC Memory No
TDP 55 W

Intel Core i3-3250

The Core i3-3250 is a 2 core CPU from Intel released in 2013. This chip has an average overall score at 14% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an average processor for gaming, with a score of 25%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i3-3250 scores 11% and 10% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i3-3250 has 2 cores and 4 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 3.5 GHz.

As for memory, the Core i3-3250 makes use of DDR3-1333 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 32 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 2. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i3-3250 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 55 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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