Average Bench: 41.9% (384th of 985)

Based on 1,319 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3420 @ 3.20GHz

The G3420 is a 2013 Haswell based CPU and is part of Intel's value range of Pentium processors which were first released in 2011. The Pentium-G range have very strong single and dual core performance but lag far behind the group leaders in terms of multi-core processing (MCP). MCP is important for tasks such as audio/video encoding, or software development. For regular PC use such as surfing the web, listening to music, watching movies and playing the vast majority of games, MCP is not required. The G3420 currently retails for less than one fifth of the price of a top of the range 4770K but has an effective speed of 81.2 which is just 4% lower than the average of the current group leaders. The vast majority of users will notice no difference even by paying five times more for a top end multi-core processor. The G3420 is my top value CPU pick for 2014.  [Mar '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 32%Average: 41.9% Great: 46%
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3420 averaged 58.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 87.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 87.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3420 is just 13.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium G3420 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 175Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 174Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,319 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.1 SC Int 87.5 94.4
59.4 SC Float 87.6 95.7
64 SC Mixed 87.5 94.9
70% 87.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
123 QC Int 171 188
125 QC Float 170 190
123 QC Mixed 170 189
38.6% 170 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 MC Int 175 189
140 MC Float 175 190
134 MC Mixed 174 189
26.2% 175 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.2
SC Float 93.2
SC Mixed 94.3
75% 93.9 Pts
QC Int 189
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 187
43% 188 Pts
MC Int 185
MC Float 183
MC Mixed 188
28% 185 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.1
SC Float 90.7
SC Mixed 92.4
74% 92.1 Pts
QC Int 163
QC Float 166
QC Mixed 176
38% 168 Pts
MC Int 181
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 183
27% 182 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93
SC Float 92.2
SC Mixed 88.8
73% 91.3 Pts
QC Int 185
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 166
41% 179 Pts
MC Int 186
MC Float 183
MC Mixed 190
28% 186 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 79.8
SC Float 66.8
SC Mixed 79.2
60% 75.3 Pts
QC Int 179
QC Float 175
QC Mixed 175
40% 177 Pts
MC Int 182
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 180
27% 182 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,494,067 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $68 @ launch in Sep '13
AmazonUS $11614 months
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Typical Pentium G3420 Builds (Compare 4,347 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $46

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $337

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor G3420 (3M Cache, 3.20 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor NumberG3420
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$75.00 - $82.00
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP53 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
Clear Video HD TechNo
Graphics Video Max Memory1.7 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Expansion Options

PCI Express RevisionUp to 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Poor

2 years ago.

Next on my buy list


Good

8 months ago.

this good processor and also this CHEAP!!!


Excellent

9 days ago.

me like it


Poor

10 months ago.

Compared to the price good performance


Average

3 years ago.


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