CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G860 vs 4170 among desktop 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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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AMD FX 4170 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G860

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G860

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 101.56W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 61.1 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 4170

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AMD FX 4170

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Much higher clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.72 GHz vs 3.18 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.98 GHz vs 3.15 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Feb, 2012 vs Jul, 2011 Release date 7 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G860 vs FX 4170

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G860
3,774
FX 4170
5,927

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G860
2,127
FX 4170
2,055

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G860
147,250 MB/s
FX 4170
2,370,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G860
3,595
FX 4170
5,797

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G860
3,944
FX 4170
8,216

GeekBench

Pentium G860
7,253
FX 4170
8,216

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Pentium G860
2,759
FX 4170
9,004

PassMark (Single Core)

Pentium G860
1,562
FX 4170
1,531

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G860  vs
FX 4170 
Clock speed 3 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3+

features

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

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 850 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Pentium G860  vs
FX 4170 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 30 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 61.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 11
Overclocked clock speed 3.18 GHz 4.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.15 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.18 GHz 4.72 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 125W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 2.24 pt/W 6.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 101.56W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.1
Intel Pentium G860
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