Average Bench: 60.5% (500th of 1316)

Based on 40,475 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: 45%Average: 60.5% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4130 averaged 39.5% 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 79.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 91.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4130 is 23.5%. 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 244Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 243Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,475 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.2 Memory 79.7 92.9
64.4 1-Core 91.1 100
106 2-Core 160 192
66.8% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
152 4-Core 240 265
170 8-Core 243 265
33% 241 Pts
Min Avg Max
162 64-Core 244 268
16.3% 244 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 84.3
2-Core 150
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 172
28% 200 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77
1-Core 96
2-Core 168
68% 114 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 248
27% 210 Pts
64-Core 248
17% 248 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 81.3
1-Core 86.4
2-Core 137
64% 102 Pts
4-Core 150
8-Core 187
22% 168 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 69.3
1-Core 31.2
2-Core 109
43% 69.8 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 236
30% 224 Pts
64-Core 253
17% 253 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.9
1-Core 15.6
2-Core 26.1
26% 33.2 Pts
4-Core 51.3
8-Core 48.9
7% 50.1 Pts
64-Core 49.2
3% 49.2 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,571,794 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $120 @ launch in Sep '13
AmazonUS $2001 month
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Typical Core i3-4130 Builds (Compare 8,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $244

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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...

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Liked

1 month ago.

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Excellent

15 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

8 years ago.

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Average

4 months ago.

Clearly not the best CPU. Good at performing normal tasks, not bad for gaming.


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