Core i3-4170: specs and benchmarks


Aggregated performance score

Core i3-4170 provides poor benchmark performance at 2.34% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WXRyzen ThreadripperPRO 7995WX


This is desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1150 processor with a TDP of 54 Watt. It supports DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600 memory.

Primary details

Core i3-4170 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking1690
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation2.29
Market segmentDesktop processor
Release dateno data
Current price$72 of 15701 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speed3.7 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
L3 cache3 MBof 768 (EPYC 7773X)
Chip lithography22 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Maximum core temperature72 °Cof 110 (Core Ultra 9 185H)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo


Information on Core i3-4170 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8454H)
Power consumption (TDP)54 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i3-4170. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Secure Key+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-4170's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size32 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9654)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Core i3-4170.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 4400
Max video memory2 GB
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video HD+
Graphics max frequency1.15 GHz
InTru 3D+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-4170's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i3-4170's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP3840x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort3840x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA1920x1200@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i3-4170's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.



Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe versionUp to 3.0of 5 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 9654)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i3-4170. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i3-4170 2.34


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i3-4170 3626

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

i3-4170 1100

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

i3-4170 2128

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Benchmark coverage: 4%

i3-4170 5270

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Core i3-4170's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.

Pentium G4600 100.43
Core i5-2310 100.43
Core i3-4360 100.43
Core i3-4170 100
A12-9800 99.57

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i3-4170 is A12-9800, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 4 positions in our ranking.


Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i3-4170:

FX-6100 101.71
PRO A10-9700 100.85
Core i3-4170 100
A12-9800 99.57

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i3-4170, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i3-4170 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 11065 configurations using Core i3-4170 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.6% (66/11065)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.02% (2/11065)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.03% (3/11065)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.1% (16/11065)
RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 7900 XT
0.02% (2/11065)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.1% (16/11065)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.04% (4/11065)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.02% (2/11065)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.02% (2/11065)
RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.02% (2/11065)

Community ratings

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