IntelBX80646I34160
AMDAD9800AUABBOX

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2014.

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Release date ≈ Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 27,665 user samples
25,682 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 319th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
1,983 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 54% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 34% Base clock 3.8 GHz
Poor: 34% Great: 54%
SPEED RANK: 375th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
53 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
47.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
96.3 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
76.6 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
169 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+16%
146 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts 256 Pts +2%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts 261 Pts +2%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
259 Pts 260 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+26%
83.8 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
201 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+23%
163 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 300 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts 299 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+6%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts 299 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 21,717,832 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,500%
0.01 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % Slightly more popular.
+15%
55 %
Age
Newest
62 Months 37+ Months Much more recent.
+40%
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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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