Average Bench: 54.1% (222nd of 969)

Based on 6,198 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: 34%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 45.9% 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 94.7Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 96.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4160 is 26.4%. 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 262Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 259Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,198 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.8 SC Int 94.7 106
53 SC Float 96.1 108
50.4 SC Mixed 94 105
76% 94.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
138 QC Int 237 269
154 QC Float 253 285
154 QC Mixed 249 282
55.8% 246 Pts
Min Avg Max
174 MC Int 246 270
185 MC Float 262 286
178 MC Mixed 259 284
38.3% 256 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 106
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 105
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 269
QC Float 286
QC Mixed 283
63% 279 Pts
MC Int 270
MC Float 286
MC Mixed 283
42% 280 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 102
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 270
QC Float 282
QC Mixed 274
62% 275 Pts
MC Int 269
MC Float 285
MC Mixed 284
42% 279 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.5
SC Float 99.9
SC Mixed 103
78% 97.6 Pts
QC Int 262
QC Float 275
QC Mixed 274
61% 270 Pts
MC Int 262
MC Float 277
MC Mixed 271
40% 270 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.3
SC Float 96.5
SC Mixed 99
79% 98.3 Pts
QC Int 267
QC Float 284
QC Mixed 279
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 267
MC Float 284
MC Mixed 280
42% 277 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 104
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 101
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 268
QC Mixed 270
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 258
MC Float 274
MC Mixed 270
40% 267 Pts
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Desktop 49%
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Workstation 27%
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Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $46

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $389

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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 for me


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Terrible

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ITS SHIT


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


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