Average Bench: 56.9% (584th of 1385)

Based on 48,178 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4170 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 39%Average: 56.9% Great: 69%
Gaming 57%
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4170 averaged 43.0% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 75.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 90Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4170 is 30.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-4170 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 235Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 233Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 48,178 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.9 Memory 75.2 92.8
62.5 1-Core 90 105
89 2-Core 157 191
63.3% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 4-Core 224 282
145 8-Core 233 281
30.4% 229 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 64-Core 235 282
14.5% 235 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 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 95.7
2-Core 168
72% 119 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 210
28% 211 Pts
64-Core 241
15% 241 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.3
1-Core 97.8
2-Core 173
66% 115 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 246
31% 237 Pts
64-Core 224
14% 224 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.1
1-Core 93.5
2-Core 162
63% 109 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 273
34% 261 Pts
64-Core 277
17% 277 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.2
1-Core 63.8
2-Core 166
56% 99.5 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 236
30% 230 Pts
64-Core 233
14% 233 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 62
1-Core 82.9
2-Core 147
56% 97.2 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 235
31% 231 Pts
64-Core 232
14% 232 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 56.8
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 165
58% 105 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 237
31% 231 Pts
64-Core 233
14% 233 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.1
1-Core 46
2-Core 64.8
42% 61 Pts
4-Core 70.6
8-Core 76.8
10% 73.7 Pts
64-Core 82.1
5% 82.1 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 10.1
1-Core 75.6
2-Core 139
36% 74.8 Pts
4-Core 199
8-Core 221
28% 210 Pts
64-Core 218
14% 218 Pts
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Gaming 7%
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Desktop 58%
Workstation 7%
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Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $153

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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


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


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
vPro TechNo
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes


Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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21 months ago.

It's definitely good enough for a budget PC I've recently built for low intensity, low wattage gaming, paired it with a GTX 950 and 8GB of 1600MHz C8 RAM and there's no bottlenecking whatsoever at 1080p. Stays relatively cool with the stock cooler, and isn't a very hot CPU anyway thanks to a low cache amount. That being said, 4 or 6MB would be nice, as in the 4370 which is a similar price these days, but the 4170 does the job and feels quite similar to a four threaded version of the Pentium G3240 I had in there before, though it should be noted that the Pentium I had did exceptionally well in comparison to the average (not OC'd so just a good bin) so it's probably much quicker in practice. Expanding from that, there's nothing stopping this CPU being overclockable if the motherboard supports BCLK tweaking, which mine doesn't. My verdict is that if you can find a 4370 for the same price (both retail for £25-30 in the UK second hand), then it'll be a more viable choice thanks to double the cache. However, if you get a good deal on one of these or a used prebuilt featuring it, it shouldn't be a problem and is speedy enough for desktop usage and 3D gaming alike, but don't confuse it with a true Quad-Core CPU, because in multi-threaded tasks it will always fall behind a similarly clocked i5, and a workstation CPU it most certainly is not.


9 months ago.

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


9 months ago.

Add an SSD for good performance


4 years ago.

Quite high Price/Perfomance Ratio


4 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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