CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G3420 vs 4130

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Passmark (Overclocked), Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more

Value

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Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G3420

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Intel Pentium G3420

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Better performance per dollar 8.24 pt/$ vs 6.96 pt/$ Around 20% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 3,134.4 vs 1,786.7 More than 75% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Front view of Intel Core i3 4130

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Intel Core i3 4130

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 4,813 vs 3,475 Around 40% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 14.18 pt/W vs 10.37 pt/W More than 35% better performance per watt
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 6,261 vs 4,634 More than 35% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,979 vs 1,874 More than 5% better PassMark (Single core) score
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 3.26 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3420 vs Core i3 4130

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3420  vs
Core i3 4130 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is hyperthreaded No Yes

features

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

gpu

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

memory controller

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

details

Pentium G3420  vs
Core i3 4130 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.26 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.42 GHz 3.47 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,134.4 1,786.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz 3.49 GHz

power consumption

TDP 54W 54W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 47.3 $/year
Performance per watt 10.37 pt/W 14.18 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 43.88W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 0 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Pentium G3420
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