Intel Core i5-670 vs Pentium G3440

Intel Core i5-670
Intel Pentium G3440

General info

Comparing Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.15
 
6.20
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Clarkdale
 
Haswell
Release date
January 2010
 
May 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$252
 
$95
Price now
$314
 
$160

Technical specs

Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
2
Maximum frequency
3.73 GHz
 
3.3 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
4 MB (shared)
 
3 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
81 mm2
 
177 mm2
Maximum core temperature
73 °C
 
72 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
72 °C
Transistor count
382 million
 
1,400 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.65V-1.4V
 
n/d

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1156
 
FCLGA1150
Power consumption (TDP)
73 Watt
 
54 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI
+
 
-
vPro
+
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
-
Hyper-Threading
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Demand Based Switching
-
 
n/d
PAE
36 Bit
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
-
EDB
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
-
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
16.6 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB / s
 
25.6 GB / s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD
 
Intel HD (Haswell)
Max video memory
n/d
 
1.7 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1.1 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
n/d
 
+
VGA
n/d
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
1920x1080@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
2560x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
2560x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
n/d
 
1920x1200@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
11.1 / 12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Up to 3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-670 6.90
Pentium G3440 6.92 +0.3%

Passmark

i5-670 3309
Pentium G3440 3319 +0.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-670 and Pentium G3440 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-670

TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
AES-NI save

Advantages of Intel Pentium G3440

0.3% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($95 vs $252)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (54 vs 73 watts)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
ECCMemory
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

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