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Intel Core i3 4130
9.7 out of 10

Intel Core i3 4130

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Overall 8
8.0

better than expected.

jerry h., Newegg
23 March 2015
  • Pros: For dual core its fast cheap and reliable. Better than my quad core fx4300.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but slow

owen k., Newegg
24 November 2014
  • Summary: If you want to do any kind of realtime stuff, like elgato capture, move upto i5 or i7.
  • Pros: The install of this processor went well. Warning, this thing is slower than I would have thought. Otherwise, no surprises.
  • Cons: The cpu flat plate is made of aluminum instead of copper. Intel also put its prefab thermal compound on the cooler.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

aceman08, Amazon
17 September 2014
  • Summary: Stock fan seems to not properly contact the CPU; mine runs at 60-75C idling.
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Overall 8
8.0

Homebrew NAS

pat in longview wa, Amazon
20 July 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Good CPU

Anonymous, Newegg
9 July 2014
  • Pros: Its good processor, it will outrun pretty much outrun any entry AMD cpu. I am using it for a month now and this CPU hasn't let me down yet.. It has a good performance and keeps up in all the games I have played.. I would keep this CPU because I like it so much, I would rather pass on upgrading it.. *thumbs*
  • Cons: No cons yet...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Golem, NCIX.com
17 April 2014
  • Summary: Got this for the wife's build. Sips power, yet still good for firing up the odd game without taking a huge performance hit compared to a quad core.
  • Pros: -Sips power
  • Cons: -2 core
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Overall 8
8.0

Here comes the 4th generation!!!

Luis Osorio DO80Q43372N, Amazon
18 February 2014
  • Summary: Was on a low budget situation and still needed to upgrade my pc, so picked up this little piece of marvel and my oh my....it delivers!!!! Even with the i3 label on, it gets an i5 3rd gen performance....we talking about 4 core processing: two physical and two virtuals. A little bit noisy for my taste but works like a charm. It packs intel hd 4400 integrated graphics, in no way comparable with a dedicated video card, but still gets the job done.
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Overall 8
8.0

Finally, the i3 isn't a ripoff!

Anonymous, Newegg
3 January 2014
  • Summary: This CPU is finally an answer from Intel to the FX 6xxx line. It makes Vishera sweat all the more. If you are strictly building a gaming rig and are on a budget this isn't a bad option. But know that it is NOT multicore, so if you do multimedia (video editing, encoding, transcoding), data compression, etc. in addition to gaming you will be better off with a 63xx series (just make sure you don't cheap out on the GPU).
  • Pros: -Haswell -Cheap -Energy efficient -- only 54W (wow) -Great single core performance for games, emulation
  • Cons: -Only dual core (not multicore) -Could be cheaper considering it is a dual core
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

no problems. Works great

ALCHIPPE441, TigerDirect.com
31 December 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Power for the price

Wayne, Amazon
26 December 2013
  • Summary: I am using this in conjunction with an ASROCK Z87E-ITX - LGA1150 Intel Z87 Chipset DDR3 SATA3 USB3.0 WiFi Mini-ITX Motherboard and the performance is great. This processor is literally at the low end of i3 processors listed as compatible for that board, but this gives me far more power than I need for the HTPC I'm using it in. Back when Windows 7 was in beta, I bought a new MB with advanced features that weren't supported in older versions of Windows.
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