Intel Core i3-7020U vs Intel Pentium 4417U

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i3 2 core CPU vs Intel 2 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

13 %
13 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

25 %
8% slightly better gaming score
23 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

9 %
10 %
11% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

9 %
10 %
11% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units



Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
15 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,034th of 1,335
1,017th of 1,335


The product line

7th Generation Core i3

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2018

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i3-7020U vs Pentium 4417U benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Pentium 4417U beats the Core i3-7020U in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i3-7020U has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i3-7020U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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