CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4430 vs 4130 among desktop CPUs

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

7.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 4130 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4430

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4430

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Slightly higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 72 °C Almost the same
Front view of Intel Core i3 4130

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 68.25W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.47 GHz vs 3.14 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 20.24 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 73.58 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz vs 3.27 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4430 vs i3 4130

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4430
8.5 mHash/s
Core i3 4130
7.77 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4430
1.44 fps
Core i3 4130
1.08 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

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 i5 4430
4,070,000 MB/s
Core i3 4130
3,840,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4430  vs
i3 4130 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad 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 84W 54W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 47.3 $/year
Performance per watt 9.12 pt/W 13.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 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 i5 4430  vs
i3 4130 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.14 GHz 3.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.27 GHz 3.58 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,818.2 1,786.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.14 GHz 3.47 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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Comments

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I had to add this, Most people do not realize this, The i3 is actually all anyone needs for gaming, It's single core performance matches the i5's and i7's , I know the i3 gets creamed in multi-threaded tasks by the i5 and i7 , But the i3 holds it's own with the hyper threading. And the hyper threading of the i3 more than makes up for the missing 2 cores. I know game developer's put outrages PC requirements on games saying you need a i5 or i7, But it is just lies and marketing. Anyone with a i3 and a good strong GPU can run any game maxed out. I got a i5 only because I am greedy, And I used to have a i5 750, And at the time of the i5 750 it was actually beneficial. So I had to replace a i5 with a i5 not a i3 right? LOL
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