AMD FX-4170 vs Intel Core i3-4160T

Compare AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition 2 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i3 2 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

18 %
Identical
18 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

32 %
Identical
32 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

14 %
Identical
14 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

13 %
Identical
13 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1,478
1,521
2% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

515
683
32% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
Identical
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
Identical
4

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
35% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

125 W
35 W
257% significantly lower TDP

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

850th of 1,326
845th of 1,326

Family

The product line

FX 4-Core Black Edition
4th Generation Core i3

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

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August 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

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DDR3-1333

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

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Yes

FX-4170 vs Core i3-4160T comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i3-4160T beats the FX-4170 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the FX-4170 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads.

Our database shows that the FX-4170 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i3-4160T.

The Core i3-4160T outputs less heat than FX-4170 thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Core i3-4160T over the FX-4170.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the FX-4170 and the Core i3-4160T, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the FX-4170 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.

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