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Front view of Intel Core i3 4160

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 4160

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2 GHz 80% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,159 vs 797 Around 4x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better performance per watt 12.89 pt/W vs 0.68 pt/W More than 19x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 77.19W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Apr, 2005 Release date over 9 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 6,684 vs 4,525 Around 50% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 22.89 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 83.22 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 67 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD Opteron 870

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AMD Opteron 870

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4160 vs Opteron 870

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 4160
3,620,000 MB/s
Opteron 870
54.4 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4160  vs
Opteron 870 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i3 4160  vs
Opteron 870 
Threads 4 2
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 8
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C 0 - 67°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 2 GHz

power consumption

TDP 54W 95W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 12.89 pt/W 0.68 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 77.19W
Intel Core i3 4160
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