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CPU

Intel Core i3-4170 3.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor

(23 Ratings, 4.7 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Intel

Model

Core i3-4170

Part #

BX80646I34170

Manufacturer

Intel

Core Count

2

Core Clock

3.7 GHz

TDP

54 W

Series

Intel Core i3

Microarchitecture

Haswell Refresh

Core Family

Haswell Refresh

Socket

LGA1150

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 4400

ECC Support

Yes

Packaging

Boxed

Includes CPU Cooler

Yes

L1 Cache

  • 2 x 32 kB Instruction
  • 2 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

2 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 3 MB

Lithography

22 nm

Simultaneous Multithreading

Yes: Hyper-Threading

Price History

    Reviews

    bmccarthy8989
    • 31 points
    • 49 months ago

    from completed build First Mini ITX Build - 250D

    This is a locked processor so I wasn't able to do much with it. Its a very snappy processor, Intel's single core performance is just ridiculous these days. With 4 threads this is a great general use processor with plenty of speed. i3's have really come a long way since the first Gen.

    If you are looking for a budge processor this is a great one. I wouldn't recommend it for gaming builds as it is locked and therefore prevents your from overclocking it.

    Bee66
    • 29 points
    • 50 months ago

    Very powerful cores, good for the average everyday user.

    raven70
    • 25 points
    • 49 months ago

    By itself, an adequate processor but could be considered obsolete with newer Skylark. However, as Tom's Hardware points out "Intel’s Haswell-based Core i3-4170 is also a reasonable choice at $125, given that neither Broadwell nor Skylake are present in the entry-level space. The Core i3 is a dual-core chip. However, Hyper-Threading technology is a boon in applications optimized for more than its two physical cores. We’re a little bothered by the fact that LGA 1150 is a dead-end. But you’ll always have the option to drop in a compatible Core i5 or i7 processor down the road." Given that I purchased for around $70, this was the perfect budget gaming CPU.

    Antco
    • 22 points
    • 45 months ago

    from completed build Switching From Console

    Packs a real punch. Don't underestimate the Dual-Core! Working fine for me, and runs games great, but I'll probably upgrade to an i5-4460 later.

    Ludis
    • 14 points
    • 47 months ago

    from completed build My Traveling/HT PC

    Works fine for basic computing, light gaming, coding, movies, and music.

    stickman3445
    • 14 points
    • 36 months ago

    from completed build Few upgrades since the last build

    it works for what games i do play. do i wish i had a more powerful cpu, yes. but for the time being it does its job well

    r3b5
    • 10 points
    • 41 months ago

    CPU AMD was out of the question, and intel is quite expensive so no i5 for me on a 500$ budget :(

    jswadener
    • 9 points
    • 50 months ago

    from completed build Swadizzle

    Found a great deal... works great for the price, but I will be upgrading once I can get a better deal on an overclockable i5/i7.

    HarryBatham
    • 8 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build Office Build

    Great little CPU, ideal for the office build that I've just completed! Out performs the old one and seems lightening fast!

    bsmlk
    • 8 points
    • 41 months ago

    Great processor for 1080p gaming and heavy multitasking for media consumption.

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