Average Bench: 52.4% (250th of 985)

Based on 9,702 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: 38%Average: 52.4% Great: 58%
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4130 averaged 47.5% 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 92.4Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 93Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4130 is 20.1%. 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 248Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,702 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.4 SC Int 91.6 100
70 SC Float 93 102
65.7 SC Mixed 92.4 101
73.8% 92.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
153 QC Int 228 253
171 QC Float 245 270
161 QC Mixed 239 266
53.8% 237 Pts
Min Avg Max
185 MC Int 236 254
194 MC Float 252 271
185 MC Mixed 248 268
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 100
SC Float 98.9
SC Mixed 101
80% 99.9 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 269
QC Mixed 264
59% 262 Pts
MC Int 253
MC Float 271
MC Mixed 269
40% 264 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 97.8
SC Mixed 101
80% 99.5 Pts
QC Int 248
QC Float 268
QC Mixed 262
59% 259 Pts
MC Int 249
MC Float 266
MC Mixed 262
39% 259 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.2
SC Float 99.7
SC Mixed 98.6
79% 98.5 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 268
QC Mixed 264
59% 261 Pts
MC Int 251
MC Float 268
MC Mixed 264
39% 261 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.1
SC Float 97.3
SC Mixed 98
78% 97.5 Pts
QC Int 231
QC Float 250
QC Mixed 245
55% 242 Pts
MC Int 245
MC Float 263
MC Mixed 256
38% 255 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,494,067 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $120 @ launch in Sep '13
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AmazonUS $17918 mins
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Typical Core i3-4130 Builds (Compare 2,240 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: $253

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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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1 month ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

Excellent


Good

26 days ago.

The i3 4130 is not good for gaming


Poor

10 months ago.

Excellent!


Above average

4 years ago.

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Good

12 months ago.

Can handle my work !


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