CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4130 vs 8450e 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 

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

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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 higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 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
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,963 vs 697 More than 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.47 GHz vs 2.75 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 71 °C Almost the same
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 Phenom X3 8450e

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AMD Phenom X3 8450e

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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
More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 2.8x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4130 vs Phenom X3 8450e

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4130  vs
Phenom X3 8450e 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri core
Is unlocked No No

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 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 1.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 52.81W

details

Core i3 4130  vs
Phenom X3 8450e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 3
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.47 GHz 2.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.47 GHz 2.75 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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