IntelBX80646I34330
IntelBX80646I34160

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 49,849 user samples
5,452 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 70%
SPEED RANK: 450th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
44,397 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 48% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 48% Great: 70%
SPEED RANK: 477th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
63.1 % +2% 61.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
84.2 Pts +4% 80.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
93.4 Pts 94.6 Pts +1%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
165 Pts 167 Pts +1%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
245 Pts 249 Pts +2%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
250 Pts 255 Pts +2%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.2 Pts +1% 92.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
103 Pts 106 Pts +3%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
195 Pts 200 Pts +3%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts 280 Pts +3%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
273 Pts 281 Pts +3%
Market Share
Based on 44,987,980 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.11 % Hugely higher market share.
+1,000%
Value
Value For Money
65.7 % 78 % Better value.
+19%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 54 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$240 $120 Much cheaper.
+50%
Age
Newest
96 Months 82 Months More recent.
+15%
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
3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz +3%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
276 Pts 283 Pts +3%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts 256 Pts +2%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 4400
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'13 Q3'14
Cache
Cache
4 MB SmartCache 3 MB SmartCache
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$138.00 - $147.00 $117.00
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4400

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The Intel Core i3-4330 is a budget dual-core four threaded 4th generation Haswell processor released in Q3 2013. The i3-4330 has gained popularity by offering a good balance between low power, good performance and value for money. It scores a strong effective speed of 89% with its base clock of 3.5 GHz which means that users will experience smooth and fast performance with the majority of desktop applications. Additionally its two cores and four virtual cores are adequate for most games. The i3-4330 features Intel HD Graphics 4600 which are comparable to AMD integrated graphics when it comes to 3D gaming. But serious gamers will need to keep enough money aside for a dedicated GPU. An 8% premium on the list price would buy you the i3-4340 which has a 100 MHz advantage on its base clock speed (full comparison here). [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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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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