Average Bench: 55.7% (593rd of 1307)

Based on 3,691 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]

Poor: 44%Average: 55.7% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3420 averaged 44.3% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 83.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3420 is just 18.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium G3420 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 168Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 168Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,691 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.1 Memory 83.1 93.4
62.8 1-Core 86.6 94.3
94.1 2-Core 162 187
67.2% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
108 4-Core 166 187
121 8-Core 168 187
22.9% 167 Pts
Min Avg Max
112 64-Core 168 186
11.2% 168 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.8
1-Core 93.6
2-Core 173
72% 119 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 179
24% 178 Pts
64-Core 174
12% 174 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 92.3
2-Core 181
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 181
8-Core 181
25% 181 Pts
64-Core 182
12% 182 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.6
1-Core 91.7
2-Core 155
67% 109 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 167
22% 164 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.5
1-Core 94.4
2-Core 181
69% 117 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 176
25% 180 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.5
1-Core 82.4
2-Core 158
63% 106 Pts
4-Core 166
8-Core 162
22% 164 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,099,212 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $68 @ launch in Sep '13
AmazonUS $1422 months
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Typical Pentium G3420 Builds (Compare 6,552 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $421

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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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Excellent

16 months ago.

faster than Core i13 69 core 1nm illusion


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Poor

3 years ago.

Compared to the price good performance


Average

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