Intel Core i3 4130 On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 18 October 2013. Page 5 of 5. 3 Comments

Overall, the Core i3 4130 "Haswell" processor was performing around the speed of the Core i5 2400S "Sandy Bridge" CPU in most of the Linux tests. As the two earlier Phoronix articles showed, while the CPU performance was roughly that of a two-year-old i5-2400S, on the graphics side the HD Graphics 4400 perform very well and can compete with the higher-end Ivy Bridge graphics cores. The i3 4130 also has a TDP of 54 Watts versus 65 Watts with the i5-2400S. The Intel Haswell graphics performance is very good and a nice upgrade over Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge. For the Intel Core i3 4130 being just $130 USD, there's great value to this processor for lower-end systems.

For those wanting to see how their own system compares to the i3-4130 and the other processors tested for this review, it's very easy by installing the Phoronix Test Suite and then simply run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1310099-SO-COREI341322 to see the performance side-by-side to your system and having all tests from installation to benchmarking being fully automated and standardized. Going forward you will see the Core i3 4130 used for real-time benchmarking of Mesa and the Linux kernel for every code change. I went with purchasing this processor due to its low-power consumption yet decent performance and reasonable cost.

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