CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G4400 vs 4170 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 Core i3 4170 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 4170  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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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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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 14.46 mPixels/s vs 14.11 mPixels/s Almost the same
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jan, 2015 Release date 6 months later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.19 GHz vs 3.83 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 4170

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Much better performance per dollar 7.12 pt/$ vs 2.8 pt/$ More than 2.5x 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 15.43 pt/W vs 3.28 pt/W Around 4.8x better performance per watt
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 15% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,130 vs 1,879 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 5,168 vs 3,597 Around 45% better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G4400 vs Core i3 4170

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G4400
14.45 mHash/s
Core i3 4170
8.92 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium G4400
14.46 mPixels/s
Core i3 4170
14.11 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G4400
0.98 fps
Core i3 4170
0.89 fps

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 4170
2,980,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G4400  vs
Core i3 4170 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.7 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 3.28 pt/W 15.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 43.88W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Pentium G4400  vs
Core i3 4170 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.99 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.19 GHz 3.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz 3.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 510 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

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