Average Bench: 63% (412th of 1239)

Based on 29,181 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]

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Poor: 51%Average: 63% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4130 averaged 36.9% 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 85.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 92.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4130 is just 17.8%. 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 243Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 241Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,181 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.3 Memory 85.6 93.3
67.6 1-Core 92.4 101
105 2-Core 160 190
69.1% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
154 4-Core 236 265
177 8-Core 241 265
32.5% 238 Pts
Min Avg Max
185 64-Core 243 268
16.3% 243 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 101
2-Core 150
73% 115 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 260
35% 255 Pts
64-Core 262
18% 262 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 88.3
2-Core 152
69% 111 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 265
36% 263 Pts
64-Core 266
18% 266 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.5
1-Core 84.4
2-Core 128
64% 100 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 181
28% 200 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 65.9
1-Core 92.5
2-Core 172
64% 110 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 244
33% 242 Pts
64-Core 223
15% 223 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 8.83
1-Core 31.6
2-Core 55
17% 31.8 Pts
4-Core 87.3
8-Core 232
19% 160 Pts
64-Core 94.1
6% 94.1 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,571,099 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $120 @ launch in Sep '13
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Typical Core i3-4130 Builds (Compare 9,931 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $127

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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 6 years ago.

Excellent

7 days ago.

The i3 4130 is not good for gaming


Above average

6 years ago.

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