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


Release date ≈ Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 37,608 user samples
34,823 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 49% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Poor: 49% Great: 70%
SPEED RANK: 435th / 1276
Gaming 63%
Desktop 71%
Workstation 46%
2,785 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 60% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 36% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 36% Great: 60%
SPEED RANK: 689th / 1276
Gaming 52%
Desktop 56%
Workstation 39%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
62.9 % Faster effective speed.
51.5 %
Avg. Memory Latency
83 Pts Much lower memory latency.
60.4 Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
96.3 Pts Faster single-core speed.
74.1 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
142 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts +0% 247 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts +1% 251 Pts
OC Memory Latency
93.9 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
73.9 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
83.3 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
198 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
161 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 298 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 297 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 36,344,931 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % Hugely higher market share.
0.01 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % More popular.
56 %
75 Months 50+ Months Much more recent.
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts 296 Pts +5%
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
255 Pts +2% 251 Pts

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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