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Front view of Intel Core i3 4170

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 4170

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More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD A4 6300B

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AMD A4 6300B

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Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 72 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4170 vs A4 6300B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 4170
5,168
A4 6300B
2,098

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 4170
2,130
A4 6300B
1,397

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4170  vs
A4 6300B 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333

details

Core i3 4170  vs
A4 6300B 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 74°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Radeon™ HD 8370D
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 760 MHz

power consumption

TDP 54W 65W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 15.43 pt/W 1.87 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 52.81W
Intel Core i3 4170
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