Average Bench: 62.5% (464th of 1316)

Based on 42,128 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4170 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 49%Average: 62.5% Great: 71%
Gaming 62%
Desktop 71%
Workstation 46%

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-4170 averaged 37.5% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 80.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-4170 is 21.8%. 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 Mixed Speed 263Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 261Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 42,128 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.3 Memory 80.8 93.2
65.5 1-Core 98.2 109
114 2-Core 172 205
70.3% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 4-Core 256 288
176 8-Core 261 288
35.2% 259 Pts
Min Avg Max
181 64-Core 263 291
17.7% 263 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 90.8
1-Core 108
2-Core 200
79% 133 Pts
4-Core 287
8-Core 286
39% 286 Pts
64-Core 286
19% 286 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
Memory 90.5
1-Core 96.9
2-Core 181
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 272
37% 273 Pts
64-Core 280
19% 280 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.7
1-Core 108
2-Core 186
74% 125 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 287
39% 286 Pts
64-Core 292
20% 292 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.2
1-Core 107
2-Core 114
63% 97.9 Pts
4-Core 284
8-Core 284
39% 284 Pts
64-Core 286
19% 286 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.2
1-Core 81
2-Core 173
62% 107 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 286
39% 284 Pts
64-Core 283
19% 283 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 72
1-Core 90.5
2-Core 154
63% 106 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 269
36% 264 Pts
64-Core 268
18% 268 Pts
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Gaming 24%
Desktop 74%
Workstation 19%

Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $330

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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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5 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.


21 days ago.

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


3 years ago.

Quite high Price/Perfomance Ratio


3 years ago.

Good combined with the 1050ti or 750ti.


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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