CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G4400 vs 860K 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

8.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium G4400 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium G4400  based on its single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G4400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G4400

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 77.19W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,879 vs 1,596 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Aug, 2014 Release date 11 months later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 83.22 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 22.89 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon X4 860K

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X4 860K

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Much better performance per dollar 15.73 pt/$ vs 3.63 pt/$ More than 4.2x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 9.85 pt/W vs 3.12 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 5,468 vs 3,597 More than 50% better PassMark score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G4400 vs Athlon X4 860K

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 G4400
5,770 MB/s
Athlon X4 860K
2,290,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G4400  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.7 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
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

power consumption

TDP 54W 95W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 3.12 pt/W 9.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 77.19W

details

Pentium G4400  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.94 GHz 4.38 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.41 GHz 4.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz 4.38 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 510 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Pentium G4400
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