IntelBX80646I34160
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 204,215 user samples
24,248 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 58% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 35% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 35% Great: 58%
SPEED RANK: 302nd / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
179,967 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 100th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
51.8 % 69.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+34%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
94.9 Pts 102 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
246 Pts 392 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+59%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts 850 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+232%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 116 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 457 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+63%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
282 Pts 987 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+250%
Market Share
Based on 18,647,681 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.17 % 1.6 % Hugely higher market share.
+841%
Value
Value For Money
72.2 % 102 % Much better value.
+41%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 146 % Hugely more popular.
+143%
Price
Price (score)
$120 $105 Slightly cheaper.
+13%
Age
Newest
58 Months 27 Months Much more recent.
+53%
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
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
106 Pts 111 Pts +5%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
107 Pts 120 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+12%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
266 Pts 440 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+65%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
285 Pts 478 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+68%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
267 Pts 954 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+257%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
286 Pts 992 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+247%
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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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. 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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