Average Bench: 39.9% (388th of 1184)

Based on 24,154 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: 29%Average: 39.9% Great: 44%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i3-4130 averaged 60.0% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 91.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 161Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4130 is just 15.3%. 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 247Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 244Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,154 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.4 1-Core 91.2 101
113 2-Core 161 191
60.5% 126 Pts
Min Avg Max
159 4-Core 239 265
176 8-Core 244 265
32.9% 241 Pts
Min Avg Max
189 64-Core 247 267
16.5% 247 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
1-Core 100
2-Core 194
70% 147 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 265
36% 264 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)
1-Core 99.8
2-Core 183
67% 141 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 262
36% 263 Pts
64-Core 264
18% 264 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 100
2-Core 168
65% 134 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 266
36% 265 Pts
64-Core 261
18% 261 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.2
2-Core 162
63% 130 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 231
32% 236 Pts
64-Core 260
17% 260 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,983,417 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $120 @ launch in Sep '13
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Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $238

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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

1 month ago.

nice


Terrible

17 months ago.

The i3 4130 is not good for gaming


Good

13 hrs ago.

i kinda like it


Average

11 days ago.

decent


Above average

6 years ago.

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