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Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz

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3.6 GHz
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Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i3-4160 3.6GHz is a middle-class CPU based on the 22nm, Haswell architecture.


It offers 2 Physical Cores (4 Logical), clocked at 3.6GHz and 3MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost and HyperThreading are activated.


The processor integrates powerful Graphics called Intel HD Graphics 4400, with 20 Execution Units, initially clocked at 350MHz and that go up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 54W.


It is a powerful processor whose performance is good. It's thus capable of running most applications smoothly without any problem.


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This CPU doesn't bottleneck my GPU at all, not even in latest games. Really satisfied with its performances. For more info, check my profile.

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For those who are asking.. This cpu is at the level of amd fx 6300 in some cases even better then it.. i had a athlon 760k clocked to 4.6ghz it was on the lvl of an fx 6300 and now on this platform i can tell you that the i3 is slightly faster in every day usage when it comes to rendering then the fx 6300 shines.. i hope this helps ..

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Try to run bench where is going to use all cpu ressources and there you can see how much fx6300is going to be better

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It depends bro if you need a cpu for rendering you will go with FX 8xxx series from the amd side forsure .. if you are a gamer then the i3 really shines the core per core performance is even better then the 8350 i can tell you that forsure ;D

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Of course it is. It have about 25-30% better performance depeends on clock but still when it came to multithread there fx cpus shines

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Yup :)

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Can anyone please tell me what is the maximum bottleneck video card for this? I'm planning to buy gtx 960 or 970 4gb. Please reply asap.

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I wouldnt recommend anything higher then r9 270/gtx660 sience allready bottleneck those cards in cpu tensive games

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So 960 is okey since 660 is an older version of 960?

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It isnt an older version of 960 , but you can still go for it and in cpu intensive game turn on the shading cache option from the nvidia panel , to make cpu works less and gpu a little bit more

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gtx 960 is about 30% better then gtx 660

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True

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I heard gtx 980 is 5% bottleneck against core i3 4160. How come 960 is bottlenecking the core i3 4160? IT really depends on the games you know, Like If I were to play FPS graphics game, then I should be fine. Instead of strategy games.

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Yeah in games where use only 2cores buddy

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Thanks, I guess I should get the gtx 970 4gb for the mean time. Still saving for that asshole i7 uuu so expensive.

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You can use gtx 970 or amd 280x-290 without a problem belive me this cpu has a good punch ;)

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This one in deed bottlenecks CPU-intensive games. And it is pretty obvious too: just turn on your Afterburner and watch the percentages. My r7 370 doesn't even break a sweat, whereas my CPU is showing a constant 100% workload! On the other hand, its value for money is amazing. I like it, but I don't love it.

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Awesome cpu!

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Will this cpu bottleneck with a GT 740 4GB?

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I mean GT 730 4GB…

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nope , it wont. I tried bottlenecking mine & it did nothing!

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we've got the same gpu but mine is 44% better :O how ?

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only 53% better?

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When i am playing games like lol the max temps were at one point at 62 degrees celsius. I am using CPUID HW monitor. Are those temps normal? Plzzz reply fast. Thx in advance!

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if the cpu is 62 degrees celcius it is a low temperature. CPU's can get up to 90 degrees or more so its fine ;)

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Wow, my CPU is usually 45*C under load. The max I reached was 61*C after 8 hrs of 100% load!

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Well, we have two different CPU's, so It's kinda normal that the temperatures are different. :)

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Well thank you buddy! I got a little bit nervous when I saw that temperature, but now I'm fine! Thank you again. :)

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Well 62C are fine, max temp for your CPU are 73C, but 90 or higher are NOT FINE as ChaseFamous suggest, anything above 85C are reason to worry. I have a heavily overclocked 220W CPU and my temps never exceed 67C on full load. But anything below 70C are considered normal and shouldn't comprimize the lifespan of the CPU ;)

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Well thank you buddy! Btw, nice rig :)

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Glad I could be at help, and thanks :)

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great cpu for the price imo :)

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It offers 2 Physical Cores (4 Logical)
have i3 got 4 cores or 2?

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desktop i3 (2000 series and newer) show 4 cores in Windows TaskManager :)

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so if a game requires AT LEAST 4 cores could i run it with this cpu?

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there is no game which requires certain amount of cpu cores,
I have i7-3770K @4.5GHz and games still prefer to use fewer fast cores rather than trying to split tasks into all 8 cores (which I tried by unparking all cores and dropping maximum cpu load to 90% which basically forces more cores to be used)

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