Average Bench: 51.9% (333rd of 1159)

Based on 21,137 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: 36%Average: 51.9% Great: 57%
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4130 averaged 48.0% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 91.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 91.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4130 is 21.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4130 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 249Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 244Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,137 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.8 SC Int 91.2 99.9
67.3 SC Float 92.1 102
64.1 SC Mixed 91.4 101
73.3% 91.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
139 QC Int 224 251
163 QC Float 243 270
151 QC Mixed 237 264
53.2% 235 Pts
Min Avg Max
179 MC Int 233 252
186 MC Float 249 270
183 MC Mixed 244 268
36.2% 242 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 99.6
SC Mixed 98.6
79% 99.2 Pts
QC Int 247
QC Float 264
QC Mixed 255
58% 255 Pts
MC Int 245
MC Float 262
MC Mixed 259
38% 255 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.1
SC Float 97.5
SC Mixed 95
78% 97.2 Pts
QC Int 243
QC Float 256
QC Mixed 257
57% 252 Pts
MC Int 242
MC Float 261
MC Mixed 256
38% 253 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.5
SC Float 97.1
SC Mixed 81.4
74% 92.3 Pts
QC Int 249
QC Float 268
QC Mixed 263
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 249
MC Float 266
MC Mixed 258
39% 258 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 96.5
SC Float 99.4
SC Mixed 97.7
78% 97.9 Pts
QC Int 188
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 212
44% 196 Pts
MC Int 238
MC Float 257
MC Mixed 253
37% 249 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 1 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.6
SC Float 85.6
SC Mixed 46
57% 71.4 Pts
QC Int 98.7
QC Float 91.4
QC Mixed 92.8
21% 94.3 Pts
MC Int 73.8
MC Float 88.2
MC Mixed 45
10% 69 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,945,857 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $120 @ launch in Sep '13
AmazonUS $15712 mins
EbayUS $15727 mins
OutletPCUS $17311 hrs
NeweggUS $22516 days
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Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 19%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $276

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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 5 years ago.

Terrible

13 months ago.

The i3 4130 is not good for gaming


Excellent

2 months ago.

Nice peocessor makes a hood pc paired with gtx 970


Above average

5 years ago.

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