CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4130 vs 3220


Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Core i3 4130 

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

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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
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Slightly 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
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 72 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 10% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,983 vs 1,764 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per dollar 6.42 pt/$ vs 4.67 pt/$ More than 35% better performance per dollar
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better performance per watt 14.85 pt/W vs 10.62 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Marginally newer Jul, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 10 months later
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Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4130 vs 3220

GeekBench (32-bit)



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Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i3 4130  vs
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


Label Intel® HD graphics 4400 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB


Core i3 4130  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 65.3°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.48 GHz 3.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 3.46 GHz

power consumption

TDP 54W 55W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 14.85 pt/W 10.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 44.69W


Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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The 4th generation Haswell should consume less power than its 3rd generation but the article above says something different
for price/performance relation what is better a i3 3220 with lga 1155 or a i3 4120 with lga 1150
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