Hardcoreware Reviews Intel Core i3-4340

Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards, Processors | December 19, 2013 - 04:05 AM |
Tagged: Intel, haswell

In another review from around the net, Carl Nelson over at Hardcoreware tested the dual-core (4 threads) Intel Core i3-4340 based on the Haswell architecture. This processor slides into the $157 retail price point with a maximum frequency of 3.6GHz and an Intel HD 4600 iGPU clocked at 1150MHz. Obviously this is not intended as top-end performance but, of course, not everyone wants that.

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One page which I found particularly interesting was the one which benchmarked Battlefield 4 rendering on the iGPU. The AMD A10 6790K (~$130) had slightly lower 99th percentile frame time (characteristic of higher performance) but slightly lower average frames per second (characteristic of lower performance). The graph of frame times shows that AMD is much more consistent than Intel. Perhaps the big blue needs a little Fame Rating? I would be curious to see what is causing the pretty noticeable (in the graph, at least) stutter. AMD's frame pacing seems to be very consistent albeit this is obviously not a Crossfire scenario.

If you are in the low-to-mid $100 price point be sure to check out his review. Also, of course, Kaveri should be coming next month so that is something to look out for.

Source: Hardcoreware

December 19, 2013 | 01:26 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The Big Blue moniker, is and always will be assoicated with IBM, so unless you are testing a power 8 processor engineering sample, Just no.

And No pod bay doors opening for you!

December 20, 2013 | 03:16 AM - Posted by Klimax (not verified)

I don't think they need frame rating, but better optimizations in their drivers. (Or still missing HW resources in lower IGPs)
(See Iris Pro review on TechReport)

December 20, 2013 | 03:16 AM - Posted by Klimax (not verified)

Would provide a link, but comment system won't let me as a spam...

December 20, 2013 | 11:23 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Intel's problem is graphics drivers, and graphics drivers updates, and on a low end SKU such as this, expect the OEMs to only offer customizied, less functional, NON INTEL GENERIC graphics drivers in their laptop/PC SKUs, that will never be updated by the OEM. Do Not expect Intel to update a Intel NON generic OEM customizied HD graphics driver, and most OEMs will only update their customizied graphics drivers when pigs have wings and fly through hell eating long lasting snow cones!

December 20, 2013 | 05:14 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

In other news!
NeelyCam and Chuckula have changed their names to Astro and Turf, For their Inside jabs at the truth!

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