Core i7-960 vs Pentium G4600 benchmarks
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-960 performs better than the Pentium G4600. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Pentium G4600 in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i7-960 has significantly more cores with 4 cores compared to the Pentium G4600 that has 2 cores. It also has more threads than the Pentium G4600. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Pentium G4600 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-960. The Pentium G4600 outputs less heat than Core i7-960 thanks to a 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 i7-960 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.