CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G3420 vs 4130 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 4130 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 4130  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G3420

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G3420

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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

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 4130

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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
Significantly better performance per watt 12.63 pt/W vs 6.55 pt/W Around 95% better performance per watt
Better sky diver score 2,403 vs 1,760 More than 35% better sky diver score
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 7.29 mPixels/s vs 4.14 mPixels/s More than 75% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Better performance per dollar 6.96 pt/$ vs 5.2 pt/$ Around 35% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,972 vs 1,860 More than 5% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,610 vs 2,506 Around 5% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Slightly better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 6,772 vs 5,031 Around 35% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3420
5.01 mHash/s
Core i3 4130
7.77 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3420
0.75 fps
Core i3 4130
1.08 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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

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 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 6.55 pt/W 12.63 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 43.88W

bus

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

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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.32 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) 3.32 GHz 3.47 GHz

integrated graphics

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
DDR3L-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
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