Average Bench: 61.3% (482nd of 1305)

Based on 38,581 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: 50%Average: 61.3% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4130 averaged 38.7% 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 81.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 90.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4130 is just 18.2%. 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 244Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,581 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.1 Memory 81.3 92.7
64.4 1-Core 90.9 100
114 2-Core 160 187
67.3% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 4-Core 240 265
182 8-Core 244 266
33% 242 Pts
Min Avg Max
187 64-Core 245 268
16.5% 245 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 82.7
1-Core 91.3
2-Core 165
68% 113 Pts
4-Core 266
8-Core 258
36% 262 Pts
64-Core 257
17% 257 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.5
1-Core 94.7
2-Core 167
68% 114 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 239
30% 225 Pts
64-Core 243
16% 243 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.4
1-Core 97.4
2-Core 162
65% 109 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 264
36% 264 Pts
64-Core 267
18% 267 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.4
1-Core 98.4
2-Core 176
66% 113 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 262
36% 261 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 45.2
1-Core 17.9
2-Core 76.3
28% 46.5 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 193
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 223
15% 223 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $120 @ launch in Sep '13
OutletPCUS $1309 months
AmazonUS $2008 mins
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Typical Core i3-4130 Builds (Compare 6,988 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.

Liked

12 months ago.

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Excellent

10 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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Average

2 months ago.

Can be good at gaming, but even getting a 1660 is a bottleneck


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