Intel Pentium G3420 vs AMD FX-4200

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Pentium G3420 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD FX-4200
Intel Pentium G3420 AMD FX-4200

CPU comparison

Intel Pentium G3420 or AMD FX-4200 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Pentium G3420 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Pentium G3420 was released in Q3/2013.

The AMD FX-4200 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.30 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD FX-4200 was released in Q2/2012.
Intel Pentium (150) Family AMD FX (30)
Intel Pentium G3000 (14) CPU group AMD FX-4100/4200 (5)
5 Generation 1
Haswell S Architecture Zambezi (Bulldozer)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Pentium G3420 is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz. The AMD FX-4200 has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.30 GHz.

Intel Pentium G3420 Characteristic AMD FX-4200
2 Cores 4
2 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.20 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Pentium G3420 Characteristic AMD FX-4200
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1) GPU no iGPU
0.35 GHz GPU frequency --
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
7.5 GPU Generation --
22 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
10 Compute units --
80 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory --
11.1 DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1) GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Pentium G3420 supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD FX-4200 can connect up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Pentium G3420 Characteristic AMD FX-4200
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1866
32 GB Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth --
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version --
16 PCIe lanes --
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Pentium G3420 has a TDP of 54 W, that of the AMD FX-4200 is 125 W.

Intel Pentium G3420 Characteristic AMD FX-4200
54 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 125 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Pentium G3420 has a 3.00 MB cache, while the AMD FX-4200 cache has a total of 8.00 MB.

Intel Pentium G3420 Characteristic AMD FX-4200
14 nm Technology 32 nm
Monolithic Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
LGA 1150 Socket AM3+
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2013 Release date Q2/2012
70 $ Release price --
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
721 (100%)
AMD FX-4200 AMD FX-4200
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
406 (56%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1408 (100%)
AMD FX-4200 AMD FX-4200
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1287 (91%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1966 (45%)
AMD FX-4200 AMD FX-4200
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
4395 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
667 (100%)
AMD FX-4200 AMD FX-4200
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1167 (100%)
AMD FX-4200 AMD FX-4200
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1) @ 1.15 GHz
184 (100%)
AMD FX-4200 AMD FX-4200
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
673 (100%)
AMD FX-4200 AMD FX-4200
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
129 (100%)
AMD FX-4200 AMD FX-4200
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
242 (100%)
AMD FX-4200 AMD FX-4200
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Pentium G3420 AMD FX-4200
Unknown Unknown

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