CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G3420 vs 4130


Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

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


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Core i3 4130 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Better performance per dollar 10.18 pt/$ vs 8.42 pt/$ More than 20% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 3,134.4 vs 1,786.7 More than 75% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
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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 4,798 vs 3,442 Around 40% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 13.38 pt/W vs 9.8 pt/W More than 35% better performance per watt
Slightly better geekbench (64-bit) score 6,772 vs 5,031 Around 35% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.47 GHz vs 3.25 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3420 vs Core i3 4130

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench (64-bit)



Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 9.8 pt/W 13.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 43.88W


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


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 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 72°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.25 GHz 3.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 3.53 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,134.4 1,786.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.25 GHz 3.47 GHz

integrated graphics

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
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
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