Hey all. I was looking at the benchmarks for the i5 4200U and the Penitum G3220 and their scores are very close. Could I assume that the G3220 will perform about the same as the i5 4200U? I ask because I have a Yoga 2 Pro which is really fast and I'd like to build the desktop equivalent.
Best Answer +snaphat (Myles Landwehr) , 07 December 2013 - 06:37
In terms of performance, the only interesting thing that the i5 has going for it is that it is hyperthreaded (HT). They are both 4th generation i7 based processors. They are both dual core processors. They both have the same amount of caches. The i5 is significantly lower clocked and has a worse on-die GPU. And the Pentium is going to get much better single thread performance based on the clock speeds numbers.
The downside of the Pentium is that it uses much more energy based on the TDP numbers.
EDIT: Suppose, I should clarify that I'd say they would perform about the same or even that the Pentium is going to perform a bit better in practice because of the single thread performance differences. The HT is what is making the i5 edge out on a bit on the passmark results that you are seeing, but that is unlikely to translate very well to real-world workloads. You'd only really see benefits in cpu intensive workloads when both of the cores in the processor are pegged (read as: not all that likely under most consumer workloads).Go to the full post