IntelBX80646I34160
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 90,583 user samples
23,266 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 47% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 30% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 30% Great: 47%
SPEED RANK: 356th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
67,317 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 77th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
41.9 % 73 % Much faster effective speed.
+74%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
96.1 Pts 105 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
169 Pts 208 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
251 Pts 411 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+64%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
255 Pts 767 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+201%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
258 Pts 1161 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+350%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 116 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts 231 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 459 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+64%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts 896 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+219%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts 1310 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+363%
Market Share
Based on 20,355,358 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.17 % 0.35 % Hugely higher market share.
+106%
Value
Value For Money
52.8 % 85.8 % Much better value.
+62%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 122 % Hugely more popular.
+100%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Cheaper.
+23%
$155
Age
Newest
60 Months 30 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 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+300%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
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 AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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