Intel Pentium Gold G5400 vs Core i3 8100

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.7 GHz Intel Pentium Gold G5400 with 2-cores against the 3.6 GHz Core i3 8100 with 4-cores. 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 8100 and G5400
Advantages of Intel Pentium Gold G5400
  • Newer - released 6-months later
  • Consumes up to 11% less energy than the Core i3 8100 – 58 vs 65 Watt
Advantages of Intel Core i3 8100
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
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 8100


Vendor Intel Intel
Released April 3, 2018 October 5, 2017
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Model number G5400 i3-8100
Socket LGA-1151 LGA-1151
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 610 UHD Graphics 630


Cores 2 4
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 37x 28x
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) 6MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 58 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 610 Intel UHD 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 DDR4-2400
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 37.5 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site Intel Pentium Gold G5400 official page Intel Core i3 8100 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 8100 or Pentium Gold G5400?