Average Bench: 53.5% (317th of 1206)

Based on 25,142 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4170 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 53.5% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4170 averaged 46.5% 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 97.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 170Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4170 is 25.1%. 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 263Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 259Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,142 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.1 1-Core 97.1 109
107 2-Core 170 204
64.2% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 4-Core 255 288
174 8-Core 259 288
35% 257 Pts
Min Avg Max
182 64-Core 263 290
17.6% 263 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 109
2-Core 194
73% 151 Pts
4-Core 289
8-Core 287
39% 288 Pts
64-Core 290
19% 290 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 190
72% 149 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 284
39% 284 Pts
64-Core 283
19% 283 Pts
LGA1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 176
69% 142 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 284
38% 282 Pts
64-Core 290
19% 290 Pts
LGA1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 103
2-Core 185
69% 144 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 259
36% 261 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 174
68% 140 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 251
35% 255 Pts
64-Core 230
15% 230 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 186
70% 146 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 238
32% 238 Pts
64-Core 257
17% 257 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 169
67% 138 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 256
32% 237 Pts
64-Core 268
18% 268 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71
2-Core 120
46% 95.4 Pts
4-Core 143
8-Core 229
24% 186 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,103,442 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i3-4170 Builds (Compare 12,035 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $408

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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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14 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.


Poor

10 days ago.

best system price performance chipset


Excellent

29 days ago.

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


Excellent

23 months ago.

Quite high Price/Perfomance Ratio


Good

2 years ago.

Good combined with the 1050ti or 750ti.


Good

12 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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