Pentium Gold G5420 vs Core i7-4900MQ benchmarks
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Pentium Gold G5420 performs better than the Core i7-4900MQ. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-4900MQ in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i7-4900MQ has significantly more cores with 4 cores compared to the Pentium Gold G5420 that has 2 cores. It also has more threads than the Pentium Gold G5420. Our comparison shows that the Pentium Gold G5420 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-4900MQ. The Core i7-4900MQ outputs less heat than Pentium Gold G5420 thanks to a slightly 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 Pentium Gold G5420 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.