Intel Core i3 4170 

Released January, 2015
  • 3.7 GHz
  • Dual core

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i3 4170

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4170
8.92 mHash/s
Core i3 4160
8.95 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 4170
14.11 mPixels/s
Core i3 4160
13.82 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4170
0.89 fps
Core i3 4160
0.94 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4170
Core i3 4160

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4170
Core i3 4160

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4170
2,980,000 MB/s
Pentium G3260
72.9 MB/s
Core i3 4160
3,620,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 4170
Core i3 4160

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 4170
Core i3 4160

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 3.7 GHz
Cores Dual core
Is unlocked No


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX 2.0
  10. AVX
  11. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year
Performance per watt 15.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W


Architecture DMI 2.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s


Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
Manufacture process 22 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.8 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3L-1600
  2. DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB
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I author video, use spreadsheets, word processing, browse the internet, watch HD movies, and play all of my favorite games on a system with this processor, and everything runs smooth as silk at high settings. It helps that I have 16 GB of RAM and a Nvidia GT 740, all of which consume a lot less power, but provide great performance, and all on a budget. This is a terrific jack of all trades processor.
It is quite cool, as it can be awesome for budget PC builds for gaming. Gaming doesn't need much more processing power than this delivers.
Memory DDR3-1600 Mhz***
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s): 25.6 not 12.8
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