Average Bench: 61.1% (458th of 1276)

Based on 36,104 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4130 CPU @ 3.40GHz

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]

Poor: 49%Average: 61.1% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4130 averaged 38.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 81.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 91Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4130 is just 19.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4130 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 245Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 243Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,104 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.4 Memory 81.4 93.6
67.3 1-Core 91 100
118 2-Core 160 189
67.4% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
158 4-Core 237 264
183 8-Core 243 265
32.7% 240 Pts
Min Avg Max
189 64-Core 245 268
16.5% 245 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 94.3
2-Core 182
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 259
35% 255 Pts
64-Core 256
17% 256 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.1
1-Core 98.8
2-Core 169
73% 119 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 261
36% 262 Pts
64-Core 264
18% 264 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 98.6
2-Core 185
73% 122 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 263
36% 261 Pts
64-Core 263
18% 263 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 92.7
2-Core 155
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 262
36% 262 Pts
64-Core 265
18% 265 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,680,049 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $120 @ launch in Sep '13
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Typical Core i3-4130 Builds (Compare 5,796 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $177

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-4130 Processor (3M Cache, 3.40 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor Numberi3-4130
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$117.00
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP54 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD graphics 4400
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Expansion Options

PCI Express RevisionUp to 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

FCLGA1150 Socket

Superior performance over Ivybridge by up to 10% clock for clock...

Added 7 years ago.

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6 days ago.

this is a good processor in a price of 80$ with good GHz and C/T


Good

7 months ago.

The i3 4130 is not good for gaming


Liked

9 months ago.

Info  www.userbenchmark.com/...

Having modest rigs shouldn't drawback your passion, keep dreamin!


Excellent

7 months ago.

I have had this cpu since 2009. I have it with a RTX Titan and 65GB of 3900Mhz DDR6 Ram and 200W psu. I get 300+ FPS on ray tracing minecraft. 10/10 would recommend this £3 cpu.


Above average

7 years ago.

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