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Review: Intel Pentium G3220 (22nm Haswell)

by Parm Mann on 17 April 2014, 15:30

Tags: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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Test Methodology

Intel Pentium G3220 Specification


Comparison Processor Configurations

CPU
Intel
AMD
Core i5-4210Y
Core i5-4250U
Pentium G3220
Core i3-4330
Core i5-4670
Athlon 5350
A8-7600K
A10-7850K
A8-6500T
A10-6800K
CPU TDP
11.5W
15W
53W
54W
84W
25W
65W/45W
95W
65W
100W
Socket
BGA 1168
BGA 1168
LGA 1150
LGA 1150
LGA 1150
AM1
FM2+
FM2+
FM2
FM2
Fabrication
22nm
22nm
22nm
22nm
22nm
28nm
28nm
28nm
32nm
32nm
Motherboard
Sony Vaio Haswell ULT
Intel NUC Reference
Gigabyte GA-Z87M-D3H
Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP
ASRock AM1B-ITX+
ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+
BIOS
R0290V8
2135
F9
F5
1.0
1.90
DDR3 Memory
4GB (1x4GB)
8GB (2x4GB)
Corsair XMS3 4GB (1x4GB) / 8GB (2x4GB)
AMD Gamer Series 16GB (2x8GB)
AMD Gamer Series 4GB (1x4GB)
AMD Gamer Series 16GB (2x8GB)
Memory Timings
11-11-11-28-1T @ 1,600MHz
11-11-11-28-1T @ 1,600MHz
9-9-9-24-2T @ 1,600MHz
9-10-9-27-2T @ 1,866MHz
9-9-9-28-2T @ 1,600MHz
10-11-11-28-2T @ 2,133MHz
9-10-9-27-2T @ 1,600MHz
10-11-11-28-2T @ 2,133MHz
Integrated Graphics
HD 4200
HD 5000
HD Graphics
HD 4600
HD 4600
Radeon R3
Radeon R7
Radeon R7
HD 8550D
HD 8670D
Disk Drive
Toshiba THNSNH128GMCT 128GB
Plextor PX-128M5M 128GB
Crucial M500 240GB
Samsung 840 Pro 250GB
Chassis
Sony Tap 11
Intel NUC D54250WYK
Corsair Graphite 600T
Power Supply
Sony External (44W)
Intel External (65W)
Corsair VS450 (450W)
Corsair AX760i (760W)
Operating System
Windows 8.1 64-bit

CPU and Memory Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark stresses a single core by calculating Pi to 10m places
CineBench R15 Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores
wPrime 2.1.0 Another number-crunching benchmark that stresses all available CPU cores/threads
AIDA64 v4.00.2746 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency

Multimedia Benchmarks

LuxMark 2.0 An OpenCL rendering benchmark
MuseMage 1.9.6 An OpenCL image-manipulation benchmark (64-bit)
HandBrake 0.9.9.1 Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores (64-bit)

System Benchmarks

PCMark 8 v2.0 System-wide examination that uses the Home preset, run with OpenCL acceleration
3DMark DX11, run at the Firestrike default test
SiSoft Sandra 2014 Aggregate score that takes a composite of 12 system-wide benchmarks

Gaming Benchmarks

BioShock Infinite DX9, 1,280x720, medium quality
GRID 2 DX9, 1,280x720, high quality
Total War: Rome II DX9, 1,280x720, medium quality

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Power Consumption While idling and when running wPrime and GRID 2

Notes

The head-to-head comparison that we're particularly intrigued by is Intel's Pentium G3220 against AMD's Athlon 5350. Both are aimed at low-cost desktops and carry an identical £42 price tag, so it'll be interesting to see how the two compare.

The Intel part is capable of supporting dual-channel memory, but to provide directly comparable results, we've benchmarked the Pentium platform in two states; firstly with a single 4GB stick of RAM (matching the Athlon build); and secondly with two 4GB sticks of RAM to see if there are substantial benefits to dual-channel memory.