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Front view of Intel G3920

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.55 GHz vs 3.8 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Jan, 2015 Release date 9 months later
Front view of Intel Core i3 4170

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Much better performance per dollar 7.12 pt/$ vs 3.28 pt/$ Around 2.2x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 15.43 pt/W vs 3.34 pt/W More than 4.5x better performance per watt
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 20% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,130 vs 1,779 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 5,168 vs 3,457 Around 50% better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.83 GHz vs 3.64 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of G3920 vs Core i3 4170

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

G3920
3,457
Core i3 4170
5,168

PassMark (Single Core)

G3920
1,779
Core i3 4170
2,130

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

G3920  vs
Core i3 4170 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 51W 54W
Annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year 47.3 $/year
Performance per watt 3.34 pt/W 15.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 43.88W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

G3920  vs
Core i3 4170 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.55 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.64 GHz 3.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.55 GHz 3.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 510 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 950 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB
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