Intel Pentium G3420 vs Intel Core i3-4130

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Intel Pentium G3420 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-4130
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Core i3-4130

CPU comparison

Intel Pentium G3420 or Intel Core i3-4130 - 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 Intel Core i3-4130 has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.40 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-4130 was released in Q3/2013.
Intel Pentium (150) Family Intel Core i3 (205)
Intel Pentium G3000 (14) CPU group Intel Core i 4000 (64)
5 Generation 4
Haswell S Architecture Haswell S
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 Intel Core i3-4130 has 2 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.40 GHz.

Intel Pentium G3420 Characteristic Intel Core i3-4130
2 Cores 2
2 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz Frequency 3.40 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Pentium G3420 Characteristic Intel Core i3-4130
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

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 Intel HD Graphics 4400
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
7.5 GPU Generation 7.5
22 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
10 Compute units 20
80 Shader 160
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11.1 DirectX Version 11.1

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 Intel HD Graphics 4400
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Pentium G3420 supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-4130 can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Pentium G3420 Characteristic Intel Core i3-4130
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1600
32 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

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 Intel Core i3-4130 is 54 W.

Intel Pentium G3420 Characteristic Intel Core i3-4130
54 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 54 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Pentium G3420 has a 3.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i3-4130 cache has a total of 3.00 MB.

Intel Pentium G3420 Characteristic Intel Core i3-4130
14 nm Technology 22 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 1150 Socket LGA 1150
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2013 Release date Q3/2013
70 $ Release price 117 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Pentium G3420 (83%)
Intel Core i3-4130 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Pentium G3420 (67%)
Intel Core i3-4130 (100%)

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 (89%)
Intel Core i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
812 (100%)

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 (79%)
Intel Core i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1782 (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 (64%)
Intel Core i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1046 (100%)

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 (56%)
Intel Core i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
2101 (100%)

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 (50%)
Intel Core i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
Intel HD Graphics 4400 @ 1.15 GHz
368 (100%)

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 (59%)
Intel Core i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3314 (100%)

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 (73%)
Intel Core i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
921 (100%)

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 (95%)
Intel Core i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
136 (100%)

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 (69%)
Intel Core i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
349 (100%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1017.8 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-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
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
313 (100%)

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