CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G4400 vs 2100 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

8.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium G4400 

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

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Intel Pentium G4400

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Front view of Intel Pentium G4400

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 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per dollar 2.8 pt/$ vs 1.14 pt/$ Around 2.5x better performance per dollar
Much lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 98.28W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 14.46 mPixels/s vs 2.05 mPixels/s More than 7x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 7,276 vs 4,786 More than 50% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz vs 3.23 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 37.88 $/year 2.9x lower annual home energy cost
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,879 vs 1,583 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 3.28 pt/W vs 1.41 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 93.47 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.19 GHz vs 3.23 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 2100

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 2100

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Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G4400 vs Core i3 2100

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium G4400
14.46 mPixels/s
Core i3 2100
2.05 mPixels/s

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
Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G4400  vs
Core i3 2100 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.1 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 54W 65W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 37.88 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 93.47 $/year
Performance per watt 3.28 pt/W 1.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 98.28W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Pentium G4400  vs
Core i3 2100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.99 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.19 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz 3.23 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 510 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB
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