CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4130 vs X620 among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 4130 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 4130  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Front view of Intel Core i3 4130

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 newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 13.06 pt/W vs 2.46 pt/W More than 5.2x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,963 vs 1,174 More than 65% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 4,786 vs 2,189 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Newer Jul, 2013 vs May, 2010 Release date over 3 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.47 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Phenom II X620

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AMD Phenom II X620

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 43.88W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 47.3 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 13.01 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4130 vs Phenom II X620

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4130  vs
Phenom II X620 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.1 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
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 54W 45W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 13.06 pt/W 2.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 36.56W

details

Core i3 4130  vs
Phenom II X620 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.47 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.47 GHz 3.1 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD graphics 4400 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz N/A
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