IntelBX80646I34160
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 202,568 user samples
24,397 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 47% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 29% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 29% Great: 47%
SPEED RANK: 360th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
178,171 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
41.7 % 81.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+95%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
95.6 Pts 118 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+23%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts 233 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+39%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
250 Pts 457 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+83%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
254 Pts 843 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+232%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
257 Pts 1278 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+397%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 126 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
200 Pts 248 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+24%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 491 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+75%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 956 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+241%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
282 Pts 1385 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+391%
Market Share
Based on 21,154,248 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 1.91 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,094%
Value
Value For Money
52.5 % 90.2 % Much better value.
+72%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 122 % Hugely more popular.
+97%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Much cheaper.
+37%
$190
Age
Newest
61 Months 18 Months Much more recent.
+70%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+49%
105 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 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+45%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
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 8 core, 16 thread 2700X is AMD’s second generation Ryzen 7 flagship following in the wake of the Ryzen 7 1800X which continues to offer excellent multi-core value for money. This new Pinnacle Ridge processor features the Zen+ architecture with 12nm lithography compared to 14nm previously. Whilst there is no increase in the number of cores, the stock base / boost clocks appear to have received a bump up to 3.7 / 4.3 GHz from 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. The 2700X is compatible with both the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Early benchmarks indicate that the 2700X has a slightly greater effective speed than the 1800X, although further benchmarks are necessary to quantify this. The expected launch price of $329 includes a Wraith Prism cooler and is in the same price bracket as the 1800X and Intel’s Coffee Lake i7-8700K. Whilst the 6 core, 12 thread 8700K beats the 2700X in single and quad core performance by about 10%, the 2700X wins on multi-core workloads. PC gaming and desktop performance is generally governed by six or less cores but the 2700X offers value for money to workstation users. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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