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Front view of Intel Pentium G4500

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Intel Pentium G4500

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better performance per dollar 2.93 pt/$ vs 1.84 pt/$ Around 60% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.53 GHz vs 4.25 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.96 GHz vs 4.39 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 6100

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Intel Core i3 6100

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Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 5,478 vs 3,974 Around 40% better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G4500 vs Core i3 6100

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium G4500  vs
Core i3 6100 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No


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

power consumption

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


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


Pentium G4500  vs
Core i3 6100 
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 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1


Overclocked clock speed 4.53 GHz 4.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.96 GHz 4.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.53 GHz 4.25 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 65,536 MB
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