( 4.7 Average / 23 Ratings )
Great choice for a budget yet fast PC for web browsing, video watching, document editing etc. Built in graphics (Intel HD 4400) is fast enough for those tasks and 4K video.
Very powerful cores, good for the average everyday user.
Great CPU for the budget, performs excellently at single core better than a 5960X obviously due to its low clocks when not OC'd. Runs a little hot similar to a 4790K on a stock cooler while idle although a cheap after market cooler will do the trick right now the TX3 is running at 9% fan speed at temps of 29 degrees celciuis although thanks to the MX-4, great CPU! 60 FPS Easy
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.
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.
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.
Gets the job done, can't be overclocked but works well in games that are not CPU intensive. If you're playing CPU intensive games, get the i5. But if you're just playing indie games and CS:GO it works flawlessly.
The weakest part of my build, but I had to keep things budget concious and I can't knock this part for my financial restrictions. Runs good, stock cooler is sufficient and easy to install. Solid processor for an entry/mid-range gaming computer which is exactly what I'm using it for.
Performs extremely quick in games and doesn't get to hot, much cooler than my laptop and her old PC :p. It's cheaper than the 4160 in Canada so I chose it. Would totally buy again for a budget PC that's not for gaming.
Works fine for basic computing, light gaming, coding, movies, and music.