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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 4130

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Intel Core i3 4130

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Much better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.47 GHz vs 3.43 GHz Almost the same
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz vs 3.46 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 10 months later
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 3220 vs the 4130.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4130 vs 3220

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4130
7.77 mHash/s
Core i3 3220
4.07 mHash/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4130
3,840,000 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

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


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 13.06 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 44.69W


Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s


Core i3 4130  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 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 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 65.3°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.47 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz 3.46 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,786.7 3,775.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.47 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

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 No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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Looks like the i3 3220 would be a better buy now, since you can get one in the UK for £40 from CeX...
4130 is better
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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