CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4460 vs 4170 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

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4460 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4460

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4460

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Front view of Intel Core i3 4170

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Much better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Newer Jan, 2015 vs May, 2014 Release date 8 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4460 vs i3 4170

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4460
8.3 mHash/s
Core i3 4170
8.92 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 4460
15.23 mPixels/s
Core i3 4170
14.11 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4460
1.14 fps
Core i3 4170
0.91 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 i5 4460
4,300,000 MB/s
Core i3 4170
2,980,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4460  vs
i3 4170 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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

details

Core i5 4460  vs
i3 4170 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 72°C

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

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 9.67 pt/W 15.63 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 43.88W
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Comments

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hahahahahah =D
I have i3-4170 with DDR3-1600 and work perfectly.
wrong informations http://ark.intel.com/de/products/77490/Intel-Core-i3-4170-Processor-3M-Cache-3_70-GHz it supports ddr3 1600
Really:)) Intel said that i3 4170 support memory DDR3-1600 Mhz...fuck this shit.
i3 4170 isn't a bad CPU at all... I think i'll use it in my new PC, it should be enough to handle most new-gen games
You're right. Intel is saying the truth.
the specification of the core i3 4170 here is not accurate. based on intel's website, both of i3 and i5 have the same memory specification, but here is not. which information should i trust?
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