CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G3220 vs GX-420CA among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium G3220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium G3220  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G3220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G3220

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Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 8.13 mPixels/s vs 4.05 mPixels/s More than 2x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2 GHz 50% higher clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,745 vs 712 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.05 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,338 vs 3,676 Around 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Sep, 2013 vs Jun, 2013 Release date 3 months later
Front view of AMD G-Series GX-420CA

Reasons to consider the
AMD G-Series GX-420CA

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Significantly higher GPU clock speed 600 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 70% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 43.88W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better performance per watt 3.67 pt/W vs 2.75 pt/W Around 35% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 13.01 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 47.3 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3220 vs G-Series GX-420CA

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3220
3.54 mHash/s
G-Series GX-420CA
20.01 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium G3220
8.13 mPixels/s
G-Series GX-420CA
4.05 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3220
0.75 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G3220
171,700 MB/s
G-Series GX-420CA
1,005.6 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3220  vs
G-Series GX-420CA 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

Pentium G3220  vs
G-Series GX-420CA 
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.05 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.05 GHz 2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics AMD Radeon HD 8400E
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 600 MHz

power consumption

TDP 54W 25W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 2.75 pt/W 3.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 20.31W
Intel Pentium G3220
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AMD G-Series GX-420CA
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