IntelBX80646I34160
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 84,057 user samples
23,925 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 61% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 36% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 36% Great: 61%
SPEED RANK: 326th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
60,132 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 53rd / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
53.7 % 89.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+66%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
94.2 Pts 106 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
246 Pts 417 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+70%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts 1171 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+357%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 117 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 463 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+65%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
282 Pts 1312 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+365%
Market Share
Based on 18,619,331 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.17 % 0.53 % Hugely higher market share.
+212%
Value
Value For Money
74.9 % 113 % Much better value.
+51%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 113 % Hugely more popular.
+88%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Cheaper.
+22%
$154
Age
Newest
58 Months 28 Months Much more recent.
+52%
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%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
106 Pts 112 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+6%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
107 Pts 121 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+13%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
266 Pts 444 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+67%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
285 Pts 484 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+70%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
267 Pts 1275 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+378%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
286 Pts 1326 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+364%
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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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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