CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4130 vs 3220


Benchmark performance using all cores

PassMark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

PassMark (Overclocked), 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 performance, single-core performance and value.

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Intel Core i3 4130

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per dollar 7.33 pt/$ vs 4.73 pt/$ More than 55% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,973 vs 1,764 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 13.3 pt/W vs 9.73 pt/W More than 35% better performance per watt
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 10 months later
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 3,775.1 vs 1,786.7 More than 2x better PassMark (Overclocked) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4130 vs 3220

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs


PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

PassMark (Single Core) 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 13.3 pt/W 9.73 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 3.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz 3.3 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,786.7 3,775.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.47 GHz 3.44 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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