IntelBX80646I34160
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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 64,574 user samples
25,505 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 38% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Poor: 38% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 321st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
39,069 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 166th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
53.2 % 66.4 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
96.7 Pts 103 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
169 Pts 199 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts 356 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+41%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
257 Pts 567 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+121%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 113 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
201 Pts 224 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 424 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+51%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts 642 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+128%
Market Share
Based on 22,513,206 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % 0.2 % Much higher market share.
+33%
Value
Value For Money
67 % 81.1 % Better value.
+21%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 93 % Much more popular.
+48%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Slightly cheaper.
+11%
$135
Age
Newest
63 Months 31 Months Much more recent.
+51%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts More energy efficient.
+17%
65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts 645 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+128%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
259 Pts 577 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+123%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4400 None
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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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The quad core and octa threaded Ryzen 1500X is a sub-$200 chip based on AMD's latest Zen architecture. It is released this month as part of the Ryzen 5 launch – a mid-market range specced out to challenge Intel's i5 series and yield considerably better multi-threaded performance at budget prices. Comparing the i5-7600K shows that the 7600K is 20% faster for single and quad core workloads but looses by 20% for multi-core workloads. The Ryzen 5 line-up also includes the 6 core 12 threaded 1600X. By comparison, the 1500X is 24% less expensive, comes with a Wraith Spire cooler and impressively yields very similar single and quad core performance, but multi-core performance lags 50% behind the 1600X. Both chips can be overclocked, but out the box, the base and boost clock speeds are 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz for the 1500X and 3.6GHz and 4.0GHz for the 1600X. The 1500X is a very reasonable CPU for the money, which thanks to AMD's recent IPC improvements, punches far above its weight for multi-threaded performance by Intel's standards. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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