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Front view of Intel Pentium G4500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G4500

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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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 77.19W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,992 vs 1,446 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Oct, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
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AMD FX 6300

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Much better performance per dollar 9.35 pt/$ vs 2.93 pt/$ Around 3.2x better performance per dollar
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 9.84 pt/W vs 4.51 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
More threads 6 vs 2 Three times as many threads
Better PassMark score 6,444 vs 3,974 More than 60% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 4.53 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G4500 vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G4500
9,128.5
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G4500
7,050 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G4500  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 51W 95W
Annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 4.51 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 77.19W

details

Pentium G4500  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 6
L3 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.53 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.96 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.53 GHz 4.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Pentium G4500
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