Average Bench: 42.4% (353rd of 1182)

Based on 22,654 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4170 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 28%Average: 42.4% Great: 48%
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4170 averaged 57.5% 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 97.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 171Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4170 is just 19.6%. 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 263Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 260Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,654 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.7 1-Core 97.9 110
108 2-Core 171 208
64.7% 135 Pts
Min Avg Max
155 4-Core 253 288
184 8-Core 260 289
34.9% 257 Pts
Min Avg Max
190 64-Core 263 291
17.7% 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 108
2-Core 186
71% 147 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 289
40% 291 Pts
64-Core 292
20% 292 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
1-Core 109
2-Core 204
74% 156 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 282
38% 281 Pts
64-Core 281
19% 281 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 186
71% 147 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 276
38% 278 Pts
64-Core 240
16% 240 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.3
2-Core 202
68% 147 Pts
4-Core 279
8-Core 284
38% 282 Pts
64-Core 281
19% 281 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 192
71% 149 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 282
38% 279 Pts
64-Core 284
19% 284 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 174
70% 142 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 259
36% 264 Pts
64-Core 228
15% 228 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 103
2-Core 164
65% 134 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 219
34% 245 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 99
2-Core 175
66% 137 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 267
34% 256 Pts
64-Core 262
18% 262 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 102
2-Core 197
71% 150 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 250
34% 247 Pts
64-Core 251
17% 251 Pts
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Typical Core i3-4170 Builds (Compare 10,190 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $388

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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

7 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

30 days ago.

best system price performance chipset


Excellent

23 days ago.

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


Poor

18 days ago.

besttttt


Excellent

18 months ago.

Quite high Price/Perfomance Ratio


Good

22 months ago.

Good combined with the 1050ti or 750ti.


Good

7 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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