Intel Pentium Gold G5400 vs Core i3 7100

We compared two 2-core desktop CPUs: the 3.7 GHz Intel Pentium Gold G5400 against the 3.9 GHz Core i3 7100. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 7100 and G5400
Advantages of Intel Pentium Gold G5400
  • Newer - released 1-year and 3-months later
  • Has 1 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Around 1.74 GB/s (5%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of Intel Core i3 7100
  • Consumes up to 12% less energy than the Pentium Gold G5400 – 51 vs 58 Watt


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Pentium Gold G5400 and Core i3 7100


Vendor Intel Intel
Released April 3, 2018 January 3, 2017
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Coffee Lake Kaby Lake
Model number G5400 i3-7100
Socket LGA-1151 LGA-1151
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 610 HD Graphics 630


Cores 2 2
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 3.7 GHz 3.9 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 37x 39x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 4MB (shared) 3MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 58 W 51 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 610 Intel HD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1050 MHz 1100 MHz
Shading Units 96 192
TMUs 12 24
ROPs 2 3
Execution Units 12 24
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 4096x2304 - 30 Hz 4096x2304 - 60 Hz

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400 DDR4-400, DDR3L-1600
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 37.5 GB/s 35.76 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site Intel Pentium Gold G5400 official page Intel Core i3 7100 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16
Extended instructions SSE4.1, SSE4.2 SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i3 7100 or Pentium Gold G5400?