Intel Core i7-930 vs Intel Pentium Gold G5600

Compare Intel Core 4 core CPU vs Intel Pentium Gold Series 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

23 %
4% slightly better overall score
22 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

37 %
39 %
5% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

19 %
11% slightly better multitasking score
17 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

19 %
18% slightly better heavy workload score
16 %

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Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
4 GHz
39% slightly higher clock speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

130 W
54 W
140% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

49% significantly more memory channels

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

24 GiB
64 GiB
166% significantly more supported memory

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

740th of 1,337
772nd of 1,337


The product line

Pentium Gold Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2010
May 2018

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-930 vs Pentium Gold G5600 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-930 is faster than the Pentium Gold G5600. Despite this, the Pentium Gold G5600 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

With info from our database, we find that the Core i7-930 has significantly more cores with 4 cores whereas the Pentium Gold G5600 has 2 cores. It also has more threads than the Pentium Gold G5600. With our hardware info, we find that the Pentium Gold G5600 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-930. The Pentium Gold G5600 outputs less heat than Core i7-930 thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i7-930 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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