Intel Core i3 4170 

Released January, 2015
  • 3.7 GHz
  • Dual core
8.4 Out of 10

The Core i3-3220 doesn't benefit from Intel's Turbo Boost technology at all, but instead relies on an architecture able to execute more instructions per cycle than AMD.
by Don-Woligroski (Oct, 2012)
But because the Ivy Bridge design enjoys far superior IPC than AMD's best effort, each core is made all the more effective, despite a substantial frequency deficit.
by Don-Woligroski (Oct, 2012)
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CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i3 4170 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i3 4170
7.0
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i3 4170
8.9
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i3 4170
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i3 4170
7.2
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i3 4170
8.6
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i3 4170
6.4
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i3 4170
8.4

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
13.81 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4170
145.78 fps
Pentium G3260
16.62 fps
Core i3 4160
142.37 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4170
0.89 fps
Core i3 4160
0.92 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4170
6,611
Core i3 4160
6,684

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4170
3,027
Core i3 4160
3,159

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 (Single Core)

Core i3 4170
2,142
Core i3 4160
2,082

In The News From around the web

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Oct

AMD FX-4170 Vs. Intel Core i3-3220: Which ~$125 CPU Should You Buy?

by Don Woligroski |
www.tomshardware.com
But because the Ivy Bridge design enjoys far superior IPC than AMD's best effort, each core is made all the more effective, despite a substantial frequency deficit.
Ever since introducing its Sandy Bridge design, Intel has enjoyed a quantifiable advantage in the gaming space, its Pentium G860 beating AMD's Phenom II X4 955 and FX-8120 in our suite using high-end graphics (Picking A Sub-$200 Gaming CPU: FX, An APU, Or A Pentium)?

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.7 GHz
Cores Dual core
Is unlocked No

features

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

TDP 54W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year
Performance per watt 17.77 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s

details

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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
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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Comments

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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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