Average Bench: 54.4% (302nd of 1196)

Based on 25,502 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4170 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 37%Average: 54.4% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4170 averaged 45.6% 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 98.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 173Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4170 is 23.6%. 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 265Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 263Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,502 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.6 1-Core 98.7 109
111 2-Core 173 205
65.2% 136 Pts
Min Avg Max
162 4-Core 259 288
184 8-Core 263 289
35.6% 261 Pts
Min Avg Max
192 64-Core 265 291
17.8% 265 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 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 107
2-Core 190
71% 149 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 283
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)
1-Core 107
2-Core 183
70% 145 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 287
39% 287 Pts
64-Core 291
20% 291 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 175
67% 139 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 285
39% 284 Pts
64-Core 289
19% 289 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
1-Core 96.7
2-Core 196
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 289
8-Core 288
40% 288 Pts
64-Core 288
19% 288 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 174
68% 140 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 270
37% 270 Pts
64-Core 271
18% 271 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 55.4
2-Core 117
40% 86.2 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 204
27% 200 Pts
64-Core 154
10% 154 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,858,256 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i3-4170 Builds (Compare 10,995 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $396

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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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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

20 days ago.

Was quite mid-high range 3 years ago but now it's on par with the much cheaper Pentium G4560. Shows how fast hardware progresses.


Excellent

4 days ago.

best system price performance chipset


Good

2 days ago.

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


Poor

2 months ago.

besttttt


Excellent

20 months ago.

Quite high Price/Perfomance Ratio


Good

2 years ago.

Good combined with the 1050ti or 750ti.


Good

9 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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