Intel Core i3-4330 vs Core i3-4160

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Intel Core i3-4330
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Games supported 76%

General info

Comparing Core i3-4330 and Core i3-4160 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating14531461
Value for money1.231.00
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Architecture codenameHaswell (2013−2015)Haswell (2013−2015)
Release date1 September 2013 (8 years ago)21 July 2014 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$171$133
Current price$119 (0.7x MSRP)$71 (0.5x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Core i3-4330 and Core i3-4160 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)2 (Dual-core)
Threads44
Base clock speed3.5 GHz3.6 GHz
Boost clock speed3.5 GHz3.6 GHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)64 KB (per core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)256 KB (per core)
L3 cache4 MB (shared)3 MB (shared)
Chip lithography22 nm22 nm
Die size177 mm2177 mm2
Maximum core temperature67 °C72 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °C72 °C
Number of transistors1,400 million1,400 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-4330 and Core i3-4160 compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration11
SocketFCLGA1150FCLGA1150
Thermal design power (TDP)54 Watt54 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-4330 and Core i3-4160. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro--
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology--
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX--
TSX++
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
SIPP--

Security technologies

Core i3-4330 and Core i3-4160 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT--
EDB++
Secure Keyno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-4330 and Core i3-4160 are enumerated here.

VT-d--
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i3-4330 and Core i3-4160. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory size32 GB32 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/s25.6 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 4600-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i3-4330 and Core i3-4160.

PCIe versionUp to 3.0Up to 3.0
PCI Express lanes1616

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall 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.

i3-4330 3.51
+1.2%
i3-4160 3.47
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics

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%

i3-4330 3537
+1.1%
i3-4160 3499

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i3-4330 821
+3.5%
i3-4160 793

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i3-4330 1788
+4.3%
i3-4160 1714

Benchmark coverage: 4%

i3-4330 4920
i3-4160 5100
+3.7%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i3-4330 and Core i3-4160. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 22 Mh/s 23 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 3.51 3.47
Novelty 1 September 2013 21 July 2014
Cost $171 $133
Boost clock speed 3500 3600

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Intel Core i3-4330
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Competitors of Core i3-4330 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-4330 from AMD is A10-9700, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Core i3-4160 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-4160 from AMD is A10-7870K, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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