IntelBX80646I34160
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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 103,978 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: 318th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
78,296 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 92nd / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
53 % 73.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+39%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
96.3 Pts 109 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
169 Pts 213 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+26%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts 413 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+64%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts 686 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+168%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
259 Pts 896 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+246%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 118 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
201 Pts 235 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+17%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 468 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+67%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts 773 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+175%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts 1001 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+254%
Market Share
Based on 21,816,548 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 0.43 % Hugely higher market share.
+169%
Value
Value For Money
66.8 % 89.2 % Much better value.
+34%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 118 % Hugely more popular.
+87%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Slightly cheaper.
+14%
$140
Age
Newest
62 Months 31 Months Much more recent.
+50%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+43%
95 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 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
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 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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 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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