Average Bench: 54.1% (283rd of 1122)

Based on 12,749 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]

ADVERTISEMENT
Poor: 40%Average: 54.1% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4160 averaged 45.8% 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 Integer Speed 94.2Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 95Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4160 is 21%. 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 264Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 259Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 12,749 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.9 SC Int 94.2 106
68.9 SC Float 95 107
63.2 SC Mixed 94.1 106
75.6% 94.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
160 QC Int 236 266
178 QC Float 253 285
171 QC Mixed 249 280
55.7% 246 Pts
Min Avg Max
196 MC Int 247 267
213 MC Float 264 286
200 MC Mixed 259 282
38.4% 257 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 105
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 106
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 269
QC Float 283
QC Mixed 276
62% 276 Pts
MC Int 267
MC Float 285
MC Mixed 281
42% 277 Pts
LGA1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 242
QC Float 285
QC Mixed 278
61% 268 Pts
MC Int 264
MC Float 284
MC Mixed 278
41% 276 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63
SC Float 57.6
SC Mixed 76.2
52% 65.6 Pts
QC Int 192
QC Float 231
QC Mixed 268
52% 230 Pts
MC Int 226
MC Float 237
MC Mixed 248
36% 237 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 196
QC Float 191
QC Mixed 182
43% 190 Pts
MC Int 150
MC Float 147
MC Mixed 146
22% 148 Pts
12,749 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,301,358 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $117 @ launch in Sep '14
BHPhotoUS $1202 years
OutletPCUS $1303 months
EbayUS $13615 mins
AmazonUS $15526 mins
Send price feedback
Typical Core i3-4160 Builds (Compare 1,711 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper Z97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $619

Popular Core i3-4160 compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2018 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 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...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

7 months ago.

not for gaming but perfect for any other non multicore apps .. perfect for music making apps


Good

3 years ago.


Terrible

2 months ago.

QUE ME ESTÁ DEJANDO CORTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SEA MI VIDAAAAAA, ME LAGUEA EN TILDE TOWERSSSSS


Excellent

4 months ago.

Cool processor


Good

20 months ago.

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


Your
opinion?
1122 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $356Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback