Intel Pentium Gold G5420T vs Core i3 9100F

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.2 GHz Intel Pentium Gold G5420T with 2-cores against the 3.6 GHz Core i3 9100F 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 9100F and G5420T
Advantages of Intel Pentium Gold G5420T
  • Consumes up to 46% less energy than the Core i3 9100F – 35 vs 65 Watt
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 610
Advantages of Intel Core i3 9100F
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 34% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1078 vs 807 points
  • More than 12° C higher critical temperature


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 G5420T and Core i3 9100F


Vendor Intel Intel
Released April 23, 2019 April 23, 2019
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Model number G5420T i3-9100F
Socket LGA-1151 LGA-1151
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 610 No


Cores 2 4
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency - 4.2 GHz
Bus frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier - 36x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache - 64K (per core)
L2 Cache - 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 4MB (shared) 6MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier - No


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 35 W 65 W
Max. temperature 88°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 610 -
GPU Boost Clock 1050 MHz -

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 G5420T official page Intel Core i3 9100F 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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