IntelBX80646I34160
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 246,176 user samples
28,595 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 39% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 39% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 320th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
217,581 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 131st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
53.3 % 69.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+30%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
97.1 Pts 101 Pts +4%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
170 Pts 201 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts 390 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+54%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
257 Pts 649 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+153%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 115 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
199 Pts 229 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+15%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 455 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+62%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts 762 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+171%
Market Share
Based on 24,128,478 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 0.94 % Hugely higher market share.
+488%
Value
Value For Money
67.2 % 90.7 % Much better value.
+35%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 133 % Hugely more popular.
+111%
Price
Price (score)
$120 $105 Slightly cheaper.
+13%
Age
Newest
64 Months 33 Months Much more recent.
+48%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts More energy efficient.
+17%
65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts 977 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+245%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
259 Pts 849 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+228%
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 Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical 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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