Average Bench: 63.6% (437th of 1305)

Based on 39,489 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4170 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 50%Average: 63.6% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4170 averaged 36.4% 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 83Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4170 is 21.1%. 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 262Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 260Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 39,489 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.9 Memory 83 93.9
65.1 1-Core 98.7 109
111 2-Core 171 205
71% 118 Pts
Min Avg Max
154 4-Core 257 288
167 8-Core 260 288
35.3% 259 Pts
Min Avg Max
168 64-Core 262 291
17.6% 262 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 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.3
1-Core 107
2-Core 181
76% 126 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 285
39% 285 Pts
64-Core 271
18% 271 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 108
2-Core 187
78% 129 Pts
4-Core 266
8-Core 245
35% 256 Pts
64-Core 270
18% 270 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.8
1-Core 106
2-Core 172
75% 122 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 275
37% 272 Pts
64-Core 270
18% 270 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 104
2-Core 171
75% 123 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 227
33% 239 Pts
64-Core 205
14% 205 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.1
1-Core 90.8
2-Core 182
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 237
35% 253 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 106
2-Core 189
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 287
39% 286 Pts
64-Core 285
19% 285 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 105
2-Core 176
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 260
35% 258 Pts
64-Core 257
17% 257 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 66
1-Core 102
2-Core 157
64% 108 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 281
38% 281 Pts
64-Core 277
19% 277 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.1
1-Core 93.3
2-Core 130
63% 99.8 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 202
28% 205 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
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Typical Core i3-4170 Builds (Compare 7,431 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: $333

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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

10 months ago.

best system price performance chipset


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

Quite high Price/Perfomance Ratio


Good

3 years ago.

Good combined with the 1050ti or 750ti.


Good

2 years 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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