Average Bench: 52.6% (294th of 1110)

Based on 11,795 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: 40%Average: 52.6% Great: 58%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4130 averaged 47.3% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 94Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 93.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4130 is just 18.1%. 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 252Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 247Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,795 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.7 SC Int 92.3 100
70 SC Float 94 102
69.3 SC Mixed 93.2 101
74.5% 93.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
160 QC Int 229 253
175 QC Float 245 270
167 QC Mixed 240 266
53.9% 238 Pts
Min Avg Max
193 MC Int 236 254
198 MC Float 252 271
194 MC Mixed 247 268
36.7% 245 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.6
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 101
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 242
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 196
53% 234 Pts
MC Int 234
MC Float 257
MC Mixed 241
36% 244 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 84.9
SC Float 80.8
SC Mixed 78.5
65% 81.4 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 210
44% 196 Pts
MC Int 238
MC Float 253
MC Mixed 229
36% 240 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,288,327 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $120 @ launch in Sep '13
AmazonUS $1736 mins
EbayUS $17923 mins
OutletPCUS $20820 months
NeweggUS $22510 hrs
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Gaming 14%
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Desktop 53%
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Workstation 19%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $292

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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...

Added 4 years ago.

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1 month ago.

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


Terrible

4 days ago.

Good processor


Terrible

25 days ago.

The i3 4130 is not good for gaming


Above average

4 years ago.

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