Average Bench: 57.4% (185th of 959)

Based on 5,373 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4170 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 45%Average: 57.4% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4170 averaged 42.6% 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 102Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 101Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4170 is just 17.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4170 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 276Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 272Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,373 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.2 SC Int 101 109
78.9 SC Float 102 111
74.7 SC Mixed 100 108
80.9% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
177 QC Int 251 276
194 QC Float 268 293
191 QC Mixed 264 290
59.1% 261 Pts
Min Avg Max
223 MC Int 259 277
235 MC Float 276 294
231 MC Mixed 272 292
40.3% 269 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 3.7 GHz
SC Int 108
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 107
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 277
QC Float 291
QC Mixed 290
65% 286 Pts
MC Int 276
MC Float 290
MC Mixed 290
43% 285 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 107
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 270
QC Float 293
QC Mixed 288
64% 284 Pts
MC Int 276
MC Float 293
MC Mixed 284
42% 284 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 106
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 270
QC Float 285
QC Mixed 282
63% 279 Pts
MC Int 270
MC Float 286
MC Mixed 281
42% 279 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 102
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 105
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 269
QC Float 280
QC Mixed 278
62% 276 Pts
MC Int 273
MC Float 288
MC Mixed 286
42% 283 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 103
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 242
QC Float 288
QC Mixed 255
59% 262 Pts
MC Int 270
MC Float 286
MC Mixed 276
42% 277 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 240
QC Float 247
QC Mixed 239
55% 242 Pts
MC Int 256
MC Float 269
MC Mixed 262
39% 262 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 55.4
SC Float 54
SC Mixed 57.7
45% 55.7 Pts
QC Int 175
QC Float 216
QC Mixed 265
50% 219 Pts
MC Int 264
MC Float 276
MC Mixed 270
40% 270 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,794,973 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i3-4170 Builds (Compare 2,175 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $218

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-4170 Processor (3M Cache, 3.70 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ1'15
Processor Numberi3-4170
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$117.00
Clock Speed3.7 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
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