Average Bench: 53.9% (291st of 1130)

Based on 15,881 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: 34%Average: 53.9% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4160 averaged 46.1% 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 93.2Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 94.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4160 is 26.7%. 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 263Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 258Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,881 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.6 SC Int 93.2 106
60.5 SC Float 94.6 108
53.5 SC Mixed 93.5 106
75% 93.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 QC Int 236 267
160 QC Float 254 285
144 QC Mixed 248 280
55.7% 246 Pts
Min Avg Max
190 MC Int 245 268
198 MC Float 263 286
188 MC Mixed 258 283
38.2% 255 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 103
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 247
QC Float 276
QC Mixed 271
60% 264 Pts
MC Int 245
MC Float 268
MC Mixed 250
38% 254 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 96
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 266
QC Float 286
QC Mixed 280
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 263
MC Float 277
MC Mixed 260
40% 267 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.8
SC Float 87.5
SC Mixed 94.1
69% 85.8 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 267
QC Mixed 269
60% 264 Pts
MC Int 260
MC Float 270
MC Mixed 264
40% 265 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.6
SC Float 92.3
SC Mixed 89.7
73% 91.5 Pts
QC Int 253
QC Float 275
QC Mixed 269
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 239
MC Float 258
MC Mixed 265
38% 254 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $117 @ launch in Sep '14
BHPhotoUS $1202 years
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Typical Core i3-4160 Builds (Compare 1,619 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 31%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper Z97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $406

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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 3 years ago.

Good

1 month 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

9 months ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.


Terrible

4 months ago.

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Excellent

6 months ago.

Cool processor


Good

22 months ago.

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


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