Average Bench: 54.7% (291st of 1144)

Based on 17,731 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 1FABFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4160 CPU @ 3.60GHz

The Intel Core i3-4160 is a dual-core four threaded 4th generation (Haswell) processor. It was released in Q3 2014 and scores a respectable 91 for effective speed. With its base frequency of 3.6 GHz, the 4160 is fast enough to run the vast majority of applications smoothly and it’s very reasonably priced for its performance which make it a sensible choice even when considering building a gaming PC. Although the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 are absolutely fine for general desktop use such as web browsing and word processing they may bottleneck a gaming machine. A 20% price premium would buy the slightly older i3-4350 which has a 33% larger (4MB) cache but its only about 1% faster (full comparison here). Overall the i3-4160 represents the best value for money I have seen outside Intel's Pentium and Celeron range of CPUs. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 41%Average: 54.7% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4160 averaged 45.2% 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 Floating Point Speed 95.8Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 94Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4160 is just 19.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4160 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 266Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 262Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,731 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.9 SC Int 94 106
67.4 SC Float 95.8 108
67.9 SC Mixed 94.6 106
75.9% 94.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 QC Int 240 266
181 QC Float 258 285
173 QC Mixed 253 280
56.8% 250 Pts
Min Avg Max
205 MC Int 248 267
218 MC Float 266 286
212 MC Mixed 262 282
38.7% 259 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.5
SC Float 93.5
SC Mixed 105
78% 97.7 Pts
QC Int 265
QC Float 283
QC Mixed 277
62% 275 Pts
MC Int 262
MC Float 282
MC Mixed 282
41% 275 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 105
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 214
QC Mixed 276
57% 249 Pts
MC Int 259
MC Float 270
MC Mixed 269
40% 266 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 100
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 262
QC Float 264
QC Mixed 270
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 262
MC Float 281
MC Mixed 275
41% 273 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 94.2
SC Float 94.3
SC Mixed 93.7
75% 94.1 Pts
QC Int 246
QC Float 273
QC Mixed 276
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 258
MC Float 265
MC Mixed 272
40% 265 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,915,157 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $117 @ launch in Sep '14
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AmazonUS $1945 days
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Typical Core i3-4160 Builds (Compare 6,948 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 36%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 28%
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Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $390

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-4160 Processor (3M Cache, 3.60 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'14
Processor Numberi3-4160
# 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 Speed3.6 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
Secure KeyYes

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

4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor...

Added 4 years ago.

Good

4 months ago.

As a dual-core, it performs very well compared to others and even games quite well, however getting a used i5 or i7 would be of much better value.


Excellent

12 months ago.

not for gaming but perfect for any other non multicore apps .. perfect for music making apps


Good

4 years ago.


Terrible

7 months ago.

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Excellent

9 months ago.

Cool processor


Good

2 years ago.

I rated this by accident, sorry. I can't undo. TT


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