Average Bench: 56.8% (578th of 1323)

Based on 241 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3430 @ 3.30GHz

The G3430 is a 2013 Haswell based CPU and is part of Intel's value range of Pentium processors. The Pentium-G range have very strong single and dual core performance but lag the group leaders in terms of multi-core processing (MCP). MCP is important for tasks such as audio/video encoding and software development. For regular PC use such as surfing the web, watching movies and playing the vast majority of games, MCP is not required. The G3430 currently retails for a quarter as much as a 4770K but has an effective speed of 79.1 which is just 6% lower than the average of the current group leaders. The majority of users will notice no difference even by paying five times more for a top end processor. The G3430 is brilliant value but its sibling, the G3420, is cheaper and even better value for money.  [Mar '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 44%Average: 56.8% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3430 averaged 43.2% 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 84.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 88.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3430 is just 18.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium G3430 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 174Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 175Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 241 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.2 Memory 84.4 93.5
63.2 1-Core 88.9 97.5
96.7 2-Core 168 194
68.8% 114 Pts
Min Avg Max
116 4-Core 171 194
126 8-Core 175 194
23.5% 173 Pts
Min Avg Max
128 64-Core 174 194
11.7% 174 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 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 93.5
2-Core 188
74% 124 Pts
4-Core 181
8-Core 189
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 95.9
2-Core 189
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 188
26% 189 Pts
64-Core 187
12% 187 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Memory 82.4
1-Core 86.9
2-Core 137
64% 102 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 163
22% 160 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.1
1-Core 96
2-Core 158
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 146
8-Core 188
22% 167 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 91.2
2-Core 108
59% 91 Pts
4-Core 108
8-Core 147
17% 127 Pts
64-Core 138
9% 138 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,478,557 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $96 @ launch in Sep '13
AmazonUS $1133 years
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Typical Pentium G3430 Builds (Compare 57 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 5%
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System: Positivo POS-EIB85CZ

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $128

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor G3430 (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor NumberG3430
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$86.00 - $93.00
Clock Speed3.3 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 Frequency1.1 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
Secure KeyYes

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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