Average Bench: 56.3% (188th of 953)

Based on 4,103 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 43.7% 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 100Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 98.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4160 is just 15.8%. 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 269Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 265Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,103 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.4 SC Int 98.8 106
79.9 SC Float 100 108
78.3 SC Mixed 98.5 105
79.4% 99.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
183 QC Int 246 269
196 QC Float 262 286
187 QC Mixed 258 282
57.8% 255 Pts
Min Avg Max
211 MC Int 253 270
222 MC Float 269 286
217 MC Mixed 265 284
39.2% 262 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 105
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 268
QC Float 285
QC Mixed 282
63% 278 Pts
MC Int 266
MC Float 285
MC Mixed 283
42% 278 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 105
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 263
QC Float 284
QC Mixed 282
62% 276 Pts
MC Int 268
MC Float 285
MC Mixed 279
42% 277 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 104
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 265
QC Float 283
QC Mixed 278
62% 275 Pts
MC Int 264
MC Float 282
MC Mixed 278
41% 275 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 103
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 277
QC Mixed 270
61% 269 Pts
MC Int 215
MC Float 252
MC Mixed 248
36% 238 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.5
SC Float 99.7
SC Mixed 97.6
79% 98.9 Pts
QC Int 225
QC Float 244
QC Mixed 241
54% 237 Pts
MC Int 222
MC Float 250
MC Mixed 249
36% 240 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

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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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