Average Bench: 63.1% (420th of 1276)

Based on 34,097 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4170 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 48%Average: 63.1% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4170 averaged 36.8% 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 82.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4170 is 23.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4170 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 259Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 258Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,097 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.4 Memory 82.8 93.8
66.6 1-Core 97.8 109
111 2-Core 170 203
70.6% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 4-Core 253 288
171 8-Core 258 288
34.8% 255 Pts
Min Avg Max
177 64-Core 259 291
17.4% 259 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 107
2-Core 200
80% 133 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 284
39% 284 Pts
64-Core 284
19% 284 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.2
1-Core 108
2-Core 191
78% 130 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 284
39% 285 Pts
64-Core 284
19% 284 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.7
1-Core 108
2-Core 200
78% 131 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 288
39% 285 Pts
64-Core 287
19% 287 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 108
2-Core 179
75% 124 Pts
4-Core 284
8-Core 258
38% 271 Pts
64-Core 282
19% 282 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.5
1-Core 104
2-Core 190
72% 123 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 261
36% 263 Pts
64-Core 267
18% 267 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.1
1-Core 40.2
2-Core 166
55% 94.9 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 273
32% 244 Pts
64-Core 281
19% 281 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.7
1-Core 97
2-Core 149
66% 108 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 239
32% 237 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 58.3
1-Core 99
2-Core 152
61% 103 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 236
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 249
17% 249 Pts
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Typical Core i3-4170 Builds (Compare 6,263 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $365

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-4170 Processor (3M Cache, 3.70 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ1'15
Processor Numberi3-4170
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$117.00
Clock Speed3.7 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

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Excellent

7 months ago.

best system price performance chipset


Excellent

24 days ago.

Cs go gtx 1060 6gb 8gb ram 1600mhz 90 400fps win 7


Excellent

2 years ago.

Quite high Price/Perfomance Ratio


Good

3 years ago.

Good combined with the 1050ti or 750ti.


Good

24 months ago.

Four years ago this would be nothing to joke about when it went on sale for $110, but now it's starting to show its age. A once budget-midrange processor is now pretty much a G4560


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