Average Bench: 55.5% (200th of 961)

Based on 5,919 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 1FABFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4160 CPU @ 3.60GHz

The Intel Core i3-4160 is a dual-core four threaded 4th generation (Haswell) processor. It was released in Q3 2014 and scores a respectable 91 for effective speed. With its base frequency of 3.6 GHz, the 4160 is fast enough to run the vast majority of applications smoothly and it’s very reasonably priced for its performance which make it a sensible choice even when considering building a gaming PC. Although the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 are absolutely fine for general desktop use such as web browsing and word processing they may bottleneck a gaming machine. A 20% price premium would buy the slightly older i3-4350 which has a 33% larger (4MB) cache but its only about 1% faster (full comparison here). Overall the i3-4160 represents the best value for money I have seen outside Intel's Pentium and Celeron range of CPUs. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 40%Average: 55.5% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4160 averaged 44.5% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 99.6Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 98Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4160 is 20.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4160 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 267Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 263Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,919 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.4 SC Int 98 106
80 SC Float 99.6 108
73.9 SC Mixed 97.2 105
78.6% 98.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
160 QC Int 242 269
181 QC Float 259 286
172 QC Mixed 254 282
57% 252 Pts
Min Avg Max
202 MC Int 251 270
217 MC Float 267 286
217 MC Mixed 263 284
39% 261 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 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 104
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 269
QC Float 285
QC Mixed 277
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 268
MC Float 280
MC Mixed 286
42% 278 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 104
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 208
QC Float 223
QC Mixed 216
49% 215 Pts
MC Int 246
MC Float 262
MC Mixed 261
38% 256 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 199
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 218
49% 218 Pts
MC Int 215
MC Float 243
MC Mixed 225
34% 228 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,134,255 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i3-4160 Builds (Compare 2,902 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 25%
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Desktop 50%
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Workstation 28%
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Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $45

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $391

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-4160 Processor (3M Cache, 3.60 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'14
Processor Numberi3-4160
# 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 Speed3.6 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
Secure KeyYes

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

4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor...

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Good

15 months ago.

good for me


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Good

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I rated this by accident, sorry. I can't undo. TT


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