CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4130 vs 4020 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 4130 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 4130

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 4130

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More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per watt 13.06 pt/W vs 0.73 pt/W More than 17.8x better performance per watt
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 70 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A4 4020

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AMD A4 4020

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4130 vs A4 4020

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 4130
13.92 mPixels/s
A4 4020
2.54 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4130
154.21 fps
A4 4020
83.14 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4130
1.08 fps
A4 4020
-1 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 4130
4,786
A4 4020
1,835

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 4130
1,963
A4 4020
1,157

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4130  vs
A4 4020 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

Core i3 4130  vs
A4 4020 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 70°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD graphics 4400 Radeon HD 7480D
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 720 MHz

power consumption

TDP 54W 65W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 13.06 pt/W 0.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 52.81W
Intel Core i3 4130
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