Average Bench: 64.8% (388th of 1264)

Based on 33,891 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4170 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 52%Average: 64.8% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4170 averaged 35.1% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 85.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 100Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4170 is just 19.1%. 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 265Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 264Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,891 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.3 Memory 85.1 93.9
73.5 1-Core 100 110
128 2-Core 175 206
72.5% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
176 4-Core 259 288
198 8-Core 264 289
35.7% 261 Pts
Min Avg Max
203 64-Core 265 291
17.8% 265 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
Memory 93.3
1-Core 106
2-Core 208
80% 136 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 285
39% 284 Pts
64-Core 288
19% 288 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 104
2-Core 169
74% 121 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 286
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 89.2
1-Core 108
2-Core 211
80% 136 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 286
39% 285 Pts
64-Core 292
20% 292 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 108
2-Core 187
77% 128 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 282
38% 277 Pts
64-Core 279
19% 279 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 108
2-Core 192
75% 127 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 280
38% 280 Pts
64-Core 277
19% 277 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.4
1-Core 65.6
2-Core 181
62% 107 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 279
37% 274 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 66.2
1-Core 90.9
2-Core 118
57% 91.6 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 220
30% 217 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
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Typical Core i3-4170 Builds (Compare 4,198 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $355

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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

3 months ago.

best system price performance chipset


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Quite high Price/Perfomance Ratio


Good

2 years ago.

Good combined with the 1050ti or 750ti.


Good

20 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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