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Intel Core i3 4170

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 4170

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 4170

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Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 3.8x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,130 vs 479 Around 4.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 15.43 pt/W vs 4.12 pt/W Around 3.8x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.8 GHz vs 1.86 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark score 5,168 vs 299 More than 17.2x better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.83 GHz vs 1.67 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much lower typical power consumption 6.5W vs 43.88W 6.8x lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 72 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 1.93 $/year vs 13.01 $/year 6.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 7.01 $/year vs 47.3 $/year 6.7x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4170 vs Athlon 64 2000+

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4170  vs
Athlon 64 2000+ 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

details

Core i3 4170  vs
Athlon 64 2000+ 
Threads 4 1
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 85°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.8 GHz 1.86 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.83 GHz 1.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.8 GHz 1.86 GHz

power consumption

TDP 54W 8W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 1.93 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 7.01 $/year
Performance per watt 15.43 pt/W 4.12 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 6.5W
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