CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4130 vs 6400K 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
AMD A6 6400K 

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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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Much more l3 cache 3 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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 A6 6400K

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AMD A6 6400K

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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
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.76 GHz vs 3.47 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.16 GHz vs 3.58 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4130 vs A6 6400K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4130
7.77 mHash/s
A6 6400K
34.13 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4130
1.08 fps
A6 6400K
0.4 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 4130
2,610
A6 6400K
2,364

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 4130
2,403
A6 6400K
2,157

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 4130
4,736
A6 6400K
3,375

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4130
6,330
A6 6400K
3,328

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4130
2,982
A6 6400K
2,108

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4130
3,840,000 MB/s
A6 6400K
2,380,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4130  vs
A6 6400K 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
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

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 7.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 52.81W

details

Core i3 4130  vs
A6 6400K 
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
L3 cache 3 MB None
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.47 GHz 4.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz 5.16 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.47 GHz 4.76 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD graphics 4400 Radeon™ HD 8470D
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
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