Intel Core i5-3550 vs Intel Pentium G4400

Intel Core i5-3550
3300 MHz / Cores: 4 / Apr 2012
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Socket 1155
Type: Desktop

Intel Pentium G4400
3300 MHz / Cores: 2 / Sep 2015
Intel Pentium G4400 Intel Socket 1151
Type: Desktop

Summary

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-3550

Higher theoretical multi-threaded performance, based on specifications plus core architecture.

Reasons to consider Intel Pentium G4400

This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Higher theoretical single-threaded performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

Intel Core i5-3550

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-3550

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i5-3550

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-3550

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.

Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Pentium G4400
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
TXT
VT-x
VT-d
AES-NI
SSE4.1
AVX2
TSX
CLMUL
FMA3

Architecture

Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Pentium G4400
Architecture Intel_IvyBridge vs Intel_Skylake
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR3 vs DDR3, DDR4
Codename Ivy Bridge vs Skylake
Release Date Apr 2012 vs Sep 2015

Cores

Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Pentium G4400
Cores 4 vs 2
Threads 4 vs 2
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics Intel HD 2500 vs Intel HD 510

Cache

Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Pentium G4400
L1 Cache 64 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 256 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 6144 KB (shared) vs 4096 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Pentium G4400
Socket Intel Socket 1155 vs Intel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp 67°C vs 65°C
Package FC-LGA12C vs
Die Size 160 mm² vs 150 mm²
Process 22 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Pentium G4400
Cpu Frequency 3300 MHz vs 3300 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 3700 MHz vs none
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 77 W vs 51 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-3550
    3811 points
  • Intel Pentium G4400
    4026 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-3550
    13596 points
  • Intel Pentium G4400
    8052 points

Points - higher is better