Core i7-4600U vs Pentium G3420 benchmarks
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Pentium G3420 is faster than the Core i7-4600U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-4600U in all gaming tests too.
Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Core i7-4600U has more threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Pentium G3420 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-4600U. A Core i7-4600U CPU outputs less heat than a Pentium G3420 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i7-4600U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.