Average Bench: 56.3% (194th of 959)

Based on 5,696 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: 45%Average: 56.3% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4160 averaged 43.6% 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 101Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 99.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4160 is just 16.2%. 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 270Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 266Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,696 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.3 SC Int 99.5 106
82.6 SC Float 101 108
77.8 SC Mixed 98.8 105
79.9% 99.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
184 QC Int 246 269
199 QC Float 263 286
191 QC Mixed 258 282
57.9% 256 Pts
Min Avg Max
218 MC Int 254 270
226 MC Float 270 286
224 MC Mixed 266 284
39.4% 264 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 262
QC Float 280
QC Mixed 266
61% 269 Pts
MC Int 261
MC Float 254
MC Mixed 262
39% 259 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 93.3
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 103
80% 99.9 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 240
QC Mixed 256
57% 252 Pts
MC Int 263
MC Float 282
MC Mixed 280
41% 275 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 80
SC Float 82.3
SC Mixed 79.7
64% 80.7 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 262
QC Mixed 279
60% 267 Pts
MC Int 256
MC Float 274
MC Mixed 269
40% 266 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.3
SC Float 83
SC Mixed 77.6
64% 79.6 Pts
QC Int 183
QC Float 197
QC Mixed 198
44% 193 Pts
MC Int 224
MC Float 224
MC Mixed 225
34% 224 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 49%
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Workstation
Workstation 27%
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Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $216

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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

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good for me


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


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