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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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Much better performance per dollar 7.2 pt/$ vs 2.46 pt/$ Around 3x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,963 vs 596 More than 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 6,330 vs 3,615 More than 75% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.47 GHz vs 2.58 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much lower typical power consumption 11.38W vs 43.88W 3.9x lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 96 °C vs 72 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better performance per watt 15.1 pt/W vs 13.06 pt/W More than 15% better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.37 $/year vs 13.01 $/year 3.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 12.26 $/year vs 47.3 $/year 3.9x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4130 vs Atom C2550

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4130
6,330
Atom C2550
3,615

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4130
2,982
Atom C2550
1,028

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4130
3,840,000 MB/s
Atom C2550
422,300 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 4130
4,786
Atom C2550
2,329

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4130  vs
Atom C2550 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

TDP 54W 14W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 3.37 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 12.26 $/year
Performance per watt 13.06 pt/W 15.1 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 11.38W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 0 1

details

Core i3 4130  vs
Atom C2550 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 96°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.47 GHz 2.58 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.47 GHz 2.58 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 65,536 MB
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