Average Bench: 54.9% (228th of 980)

Based on 9,465 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: 38%Average: 54.9% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4160 averaged 45.1% 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 97.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 96.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4160 is 23.6%. 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 260Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,465 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.5 SC Int 95.7 106
66 SC Float 97.5 108
64.9 SC Mixed 96.6 107
77.3% 96.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
158 QC Int 239 268
175 QC Float 257 286
166 QC Mixed 251 282
56.4% 249 Pts
Min Avg Max
182 MC Int 247 269
193 MC Float 264 287
188 MC Mixed 260 284
38.5% 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
SC Int 104
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 107
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 264
QC Float 283
QC Mixed 277
62% 275 Pts
MC Int 269
MC Float 286
MC Mixed 284
42% 280 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 107
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 266
QC Float 284
QC Mixed 275
62% 275 Pts
MC Int 268
MC Float 282
MC Mixed 284
42% 278 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.3
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 107
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 261
QC Float 286
QC Mixed 268
62% 272 Pts
MC Int 267
MC Float 271
MC Mixed 276
41% 271 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.7
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 102
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 245
QC Float 265
QC Mixed 260
58% 257 Pts
MC Int 258
MC Float 280
MC Mixed 273
40% 270 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.7
SC Float 93.3
SC Mixed 89
73% 91.7 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 284
QC Mixed 277
62% 273 Pts
MC Int 268
MC Float 284
MC Mixed 279
42% 277 Pts
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Typical Core i3-4160 Builds (Compare 3,422 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 26%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 28%
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Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $46

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $390

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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

21 months ago.

good for me


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Good

12 months ago.

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


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