IntelBX80646G3420
IntelBX8071512100F
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 16,617 user samples
4,757 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 62% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 41% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 41% Great: 62%
SPEED RANK: 700th / 1439
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
11,860 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 114th / 1439
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
53.5 % 94.1 % Much faster effective speed.
+76%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.6 Pts 83.8 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+5%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
84.4 Pts 172 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+104%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
159 Pts 323 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+103%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
161 Pts 565 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+251%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
164 Pts 788 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+380%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93 Pts +2% 91 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
94.2 Pts 178 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+89%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
186 Pts 344 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+85%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
185 Pts 647 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+250%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
185 Pts 823 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+345%
Market Share
Based on 67,313,552 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.33 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,200%
Value
Value For Money
84.3 % 127 % Much better value.
+50%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 98 % Hugely more popular.
+96%
Price
Price (score)
$53 Much cheaper.
+44%
$94
Age
Newest
125 Months 25 Months Much more recent.
+80%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
53 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+9%
58 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
2 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 10 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+55%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.3 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 4.3 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+34%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
186 Pts 828 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+345%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
164 Pts 795 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+385%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD None
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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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Gaming is more accessible with the i3-12100F: Intel’s entry level Alder Lake desktop processor. Higher end Alder Lake processors feature a combination of performance and efficiency cores, however, the 12100F contains just four hyper-threaded Golden Cove performance cores. It has a max boost frequency of 4.3 GHz, 12 MB of L3 cache and a 58W TDP. The 12100F is keenly priced at around $130 USD and needs to be paired with a new chipset such as the B660. Only users with discrete GPUs should consider “F” models as they do not have integrated graphics. Whilst a budget PC built around the 12100F represents unbeatable value for money, the 6-core i5-12400F, with 50% stronger multi-core, is a better option for gamers with 3060+ tier GPUs. AMD do not have any CPUs competing in this price segment. Entry level gamers, who cannot find reasonably priced discrete GPUs, could consider the similarly performing Ryzen 5 5600G APU which has integrated RX Vega graphics that are around three times faster than Intel's UHD 730. [Jan '22 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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