Intel Pentium Gold G6400 vs Intel Pentium Gold G5600

Compare Intel Pentium Gold Series 2 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

45 %
15% slightly better gaming score
39 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

17 %
Identical
17 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

16 %
Identical
16 %

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Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
Identical
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
Identical
4

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
2% slightly higher clock speed
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

58 W
54 W
7% slightly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

16
Identical
16

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory
64 GiB

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

128 KiB
Identical
128 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

1 MiB
Identical
1 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

4 MiB
Identical
4 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

755th of 1,327
768th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Pentium Gold Series
Pentium Gold Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2020
May 2018

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2666
DDR4-2400

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
No

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
Yes

Pentium Gold G6400 vs Pentium Gold G5600 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Pentium Gold G6400 is faster than the Pentium Gold G5600. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Pentium Gold G5600 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Pentium Gold G6400 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Pentium Gold G5600. The Pentium Gold G5600 outputs less heat than Pentium Gold G6400 thanks to a slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, both these CPUs have the same amount of L2 cache and L3 cache.

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 Pentium Gold G6400 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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