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Front view of Intel Core i3 4170

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Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 69.1 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
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
Front view of Intel Core i3 2102

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 2102 vs the 4170.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4170 vs 2102

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4170  vs
2102 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i3 4170  vs
2102 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 69.1°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,100 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 2.63 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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