Intel Core i3 4130 Linux Review
Posted on: 10/19/2013 12:41 PM

Phoronix takes a look at Intel's Core i3 4130 processor running under Linux

Intel Core i3 4130 Linux Review


The Intel Core i3 4130 is a Haswell processor with HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-core part with Hyper Threading that retails for about $130 USD. While we have been amazed by the performance of high-end Core i7 Haswell CPUs, how's this budget-friendly processor? Here's a review of the Core i3 4130 CPU running Ubuntu Linux and compared to a variety of other processors.

The Core i3 4130 is dual-core with Hyper Threading to provide a total of four logical threads clocked at 3.40GHz but without any form of Turbo Boost. The Core i3 Haswell processor has 3MB of cache, Intel HD Graphics 4400 that clock up to 1.15GHz, and the rest of the CPUs features are the same as other Haswell CPUs with a 22nm process, AVX2 support and other new Haswell instruction set extensions, etc. The maximum TDP on the Core i3 4130 is 54 Watts.

By now most Phoronix readers should be very familiar with Intel's Haswell support on Linux, but if not there's been dozens of Haswell articles on Phoronix and over a hundred articles on various elements of Haswell Linux support from the graphics drivers to technical coverage. The Intel Core i3 4130 for this review wasn't a review sample but a CPU I had purchased to use for our new per-commit testing of Mesa and the Linux kernel.



Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/intel_core_i3_4130_linux_review.html)