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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 1.8 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much better PassMark score 5,168 vs 407 Around 12.8x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,130 vs 513 Around 4.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 15.43 pt/W vs 0.6 pt/W More than 25.8x better performance per watt
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 50.38W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 70 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 14.94 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 54.31 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Sempron 3000+

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AMD Sempron 3000+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Sempron 3000+ vs the Intel Core i3 4170.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4170 vs Sempron 3000+

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i3 4170  vs
Sempron 3000+ 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Is unlocked No No


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


Core i3 4170  vs
Sempron 3000+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 70°C

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 54W 62W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 14.94 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 54.31 $/year
Performance per watt 15.43 pt/W 0.6 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 50.38W
Intel Core i3 4170
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