IntelBX80646I34160
IntelBX80646I34130

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

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 50,748 user samples
25,505 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 38% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Poor: 38% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 322nd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
25,243 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 55% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 55%
SPEED RANK: 356th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
53.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
50 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
96.7 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
91 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
169 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+6%
159 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
238 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
257 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
242 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
100 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
201 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
190 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
264 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+6%
265 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,715,909 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 0.15 % Higher market share.
+25%
Value
Value For Money
67 % +4% 64.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$120 $111 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
Age
Newest
63 Months More recent.
+16%
75 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts 54 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+6%
267 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
259 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+6%
245 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4400 HD 4400
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'14 Q3'13
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Intel® HD graphics 4400

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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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From the point of view of a consumer that typically uses a PC for surfing the web, checking email, listening to music and watching videos, I consider that the Haswell i3 processors currently represent the best value for money. The i3-4130 has a performance profile that is just 7% below the top nine group leader average yet it only costs half as much. Power users that play intensive 3d games or run video editing, graphics design or CAD packages will benefit from more than two cores and will do well to look elsewhere but for regular users overall responsiveness will remain largely unchanged regardless of how much more is spent on the CPU. (My new value pick is the G3420 which supersedes my recommendation of the i3-4130.) [Sep '13 CPUPro]

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