Average Bench: 41.1% (515th of 1173)

Based on 2,593 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: 29%Average: 41.1% Great: 46%
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3420 averaged 58.8% 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 87.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3420 is just 16.2%. 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 169Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 170Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,593 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.3 SC Int 87.2 93.9
57.7 SC Float 86.6 95.5
58.9 SC Mixed 86.3 94.5
69.4% 86.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
116 QC Int 169 188
112 QC Float 166 187
107 QC Mixed 166 187
37.8% 167 Pts
Min Avg Max
119 MC Int 171 188
124 MC Float 169 188
125 MC Mixed 170 187
25.5% 170 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 94
SC Float 90.8
SC Mixed 92.2
74% 92.3 Pts
QC Int 186
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 182
42% 183 Pts
MC Int 185
MC Float 180
MC Mixed 183
27% 182 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.3
SC Float 92.1
SC Mixed 93.3
74% 92.9 Pts
QC Int 175
QC Float 175
QC Mixed 179
40% 176 Pts
MC Int 182
MC Float 181
MC Mixed 180
27% 181 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91
SC Float 89.8
SC Mixed 90
72% 90.3 Pts
QC Int 160
QC Float 150
QC Mixed 142
34% 151 Pts
MC Int 153
MC Float 180
MC Mixed 181
26% 171 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.2
SC Float 90.1
SC Mixed 78.1
69% 85.8 Pts
QC Int 157
QC Float 134
QC Mixed 141
33% 144 Pts
MC Int 166
MC Float 167
MC Mixed 91
21% 141 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $68 @ launch in Sep '13
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Typical Pentium G3420 Builds (Compare 9,405 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $324

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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

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