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Front view of Intel Pentium G3430

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G3430

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 10 months later
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3430 vs Core i3 3220

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 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G3430
187,600 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3430  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.3 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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 53W 55W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 3.39 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 44.69W

bus

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

details

Pentium G3430  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 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 - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.3 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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