Average Bench: 53.3% (286th of 1100)

Based on 10,837 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4130 CPU @ 3.40GHz

From the point of view of a consumer that typically uses a PC for surfing the web, checking email, listening to music and watching videos, I consider that the Haswell i3 processors currently represent the best value for money. The i3-4130 has a performance profile that is just 7% below the top nine group leader average yet it only costs half as much. Power users that play intensive 3d games or run video editing, graphics design or CAD packages will benefit from more than two cores and will do well to look elsewhere but for regular users overall responsiveness will remain largely unchanged regardless of how much more is spent on the CPU. (My new value pick is the G3420 which supersedes my recommendation of the i3-4130.) [Sep '13 CPUPro]

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Poor: 41%Average: 53.3% Great: 58%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4130 averaged 46.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 93.4Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 93.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4130 is just 16.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4130 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 254Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 251Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,837 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.6 SC Int 92.4 100
69.3 SC Float 93.8 102
68.4 SC Mixed 93.4 101
74.6% 93.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
168 QC Int 231 253
185 QC Float 248 270
183 QC Mixed 244 266
54.6% 241 Pts
Min Avg Max
200 MC Int 238 254
209 MC Float 254 271
210 MC Mixed 251 269
37.1% 248 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 99
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 101
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 251
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 264
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 254
MC Float 270
MC Mixed 266
39% 263 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.2
SC Float 99.3
SC Mixed 100
80% 99.5 Pts
QC Int 248
QC Float 268
QC Mixed 261
59% 259 Pts
MC Int 247
MC Float 267
MC Mixed 263
39% 259 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.7
SC Float 95.6
SC Mixed 99
78% 97.8 Pts
QC Int 247
QC Float 260
QC Mixed 260
58% 256 Pts
MC Int 244
MC Float 260
MC Mixed 255
38% 253 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97
SC Float 95.3
SC Mixed 97.3
77% 96.5 Pts
QC Int 186
QC Float 255
QC Mixed 250
52% 230 Pts
MC Int 238
MC Float 248
MC Mixed 240
36% 242 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.3
SC Float 97.4
SC Mixed 94.4
77% 96 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 259
QC Mixed 256
56% 249 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 260
MC Mixed 210
35% 233 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,473,098 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $120 @ launch in Sep '13
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AmazonUS $1779 mins
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Typical Core i3-4130 Builds (Compare 2,660 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 19%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $255

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-4130 Processor (3M Cache, 3.40 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor Numberi3-4130
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$117.00
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP54 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD graphics 4400
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Expansion Options

PCI Express RevisionUp to 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

FCLGA1150 Socket

Superior performance over Ivybridge by up to 10% clock for clock...

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5 days ago.

works well, pretty awful price, came with my lenovo thinkserver, so its bottlenecked AF by my intel 4400 graphics card


Good

2 months ago.

The i3 4130 is not good for gaming


Above average

4 years ago.

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