Intel Pentium G4400 vs AMD A8-5500

General info

Comparing Pentium G4400 and A8-5500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

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Value for money (0-100)
0.99
 
2.74
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Desktop processor
Series
Intel Pentium
 
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Architecture codename
Skylake
 
Trinity
Launch date
1 September 2015 (5 years ago)
 
2 October 2012 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$64
 
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Price now
$147 (2.3x MSRP)
 
$52

Technical specs

Pentium G4400 and A8-5500 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores
2 (Dual-core)
 
4 (Quad-Core)
Threads
2
 
4
Base clock speed
3.3 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.3 GHz
 
3.7 GHz
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
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L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
128 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
1 MB (per core)
L3 cache
4 MB (shared)
 
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Chip lithography
14 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
150 mm2
 
246 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
65 °C
 
71 °C
Number of transistors
1,400 million
 
1,178 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Pentium G4400 and A8-5500 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
FM2
Thermal design power (TDP)
54 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium G4400 and A8-5500. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
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AES-NI
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
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Turbo Boost Technology
-
 
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Hyper-Threading Technology
-
 
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Idle States
+
 
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Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-

Security technologies

Pentium G4400 and A8-5500 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
-
 
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EDB
+
 
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Secure Key
+
 
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Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
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OS Guard
-
 
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium G4400 and A8-5500 are enumerated here.

AMD-V
-
 
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VT-d
+
 
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VT-x
+
 
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EPT
+
 
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Pentium G4400 and A8-5500. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR3 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB/s
 
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ECC memory support
+
 
-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Max video memory
64 GB
 
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Quick Sync Video
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
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Clear Video HD
+
 
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Graphics max frequency
1 GHz
 
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InTru 3D
+
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G4400 and A8-5500 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
3
 
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eDP
+
 
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DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
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Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Pentium G4400 and A8-5500 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
+
 
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Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
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Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over VGA
N/A
 
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Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pentium G4400 and A8-5500 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
12
 
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OpenGL
4.4
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium G4400 and A8-5500.

PCIe version
3.0
 
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PCI Express lanes
16
 
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Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Pentium G4400 2.97 +1.7%
A8-5500 2.92

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Pentium G4400 2604 +1.7%
A8-5500 2560

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium G4400 and A8-5500 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Both CPUs satisfy the 88% minimum and 80% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
88%
Recommended
80%
Minimum
88%
Recommended
80%

Competitors of Pentium G4400 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium G4400 from AMD is A8-5500, which is slower by 2% and lower by 11 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Pentium G4400:

Competitors of A8-5500 from Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A8-5500 from Intel is Celeron G4930, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to A8-5500:

Advantages of Intel Pentium G4400

1.7% better performance in benchmarks

More powerful video core

Much newer (1 September 2015 vs 2 October 2012)

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)

Lower power consumption (54W vs 65W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

AES-NI save

Thermal Monitoring Technologies

IdentityProtectionTechVersion

ECCMemory

QuickSyncVideo

DisplayPortMenu

HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD A8-5500

Cheaper ($52 vs $147)

Higher boost clock speed (3700 vs 3300 MHz)

3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)

AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Pentium G4400 and AMD A8-5500. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Pentium G4400 and A8-5500, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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