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Front view of Intel Pentium G4400T

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Intel Pentium G4400T

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Feb, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Core i5 4590T

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Much better performance per dollar 4.21 pt/$ vs 2.48 pt/$ Around 70% better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 23.11 pt/W vs 4.54 pt/W More than 5x better performance per watt
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 20% better turbo clock speed
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 5,516 vs 3,248 Around 70% better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G4400T vs Core i5 4590T

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium G4400T  vs
Core i5 4590T 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB


Pentium G4400T  vs
Core i5 4590T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L3 cache 3 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 510 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 950 MHz 1,150 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 4.54 pt/W 23.11 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W


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