CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4170 vs 4160 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 4170 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 4170  based on its performance and overclocking.

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Front view of Intel Core i3 4170

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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Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jul, 2014 Release date 6 months later
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 4160

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Intel Core i3 4160

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 4160 vs the 4170.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4170 vs 4160

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4170
8.92 mHash/s
Core i3 4160
8.95 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 4170
14.11 mPixels/s
Core i3 4160
13.81 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4170
0.89 fps
Core i3 4160
0.92 fps

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 4170
2,980,000 MB/s
Core i3 4160
3,620,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4170  vs
4160 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.6 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

power consumption

TDP 54W 54W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 47.3 $/year
Performance per watt 15.53 pt/W 12.88 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 43.88W

bus

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

details

Core i3 4170  vs
4160 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.75 GHz 3.68 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz 3.68 GHz

integrated graphics

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

memory controller

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