Intel Pentium G4400 Processor Review – Budget Skylake

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3DMark Fire Strike

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Futuremark 3DMark has multiple benchmarks depending on your specific needs.  Fire Strike is the benchmark that is designed for gaming computer, so we will focus on that benchmark.

Intel Pentium G4400 3DMark

Intel Pentium G4400 3DMark FIrestrike Overall Score

Intel Pentium G4400

Intel Pentium G4400 3DMark FIrestrike Details

Benchmark Results:  Anything that is GPU dependent is going to receive extremely low scores as the Intel HD 510 isn’t designed to be a gaming GPU.  3DMark shows this right off the bat with a huge jump in performance with the EVGA GTX 970.   There is around 11% difference in the Pentium G4400 and the i5-6600K when the processor is the only difference.  The detailed scores, shows us where that difference comes in, which is the Physics capabilities; it’s something that is heavily reliant on the CPU.  If you are lucky enough to be able to overclock the G4400, 3DMark is showing about a 4% boost over the base clock speed, reducing the performance difference to 7% between the overclocked G4400 and the i5-6600K.

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  • PoorGam3r

    What is the best pentium processor?

    • George

      Pentium G4560 is all-around great choice. Neat i3 level Performance. It supports hyperthreading, and thus yields 4 threads of processing.

  • Hello.

    I’m pretty sure this statement is wrong: “No power management, means you can’t increase the voltage to the processor.”

    I’m currently running a G3900 on a Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 motherboard with BIOS version F4d, and I’ve manually set the CPU’s core voltage at 1,28V. The reason why I set that exact voltage is, because I’m running a second configuration with a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard and an i7-6700K, and I’ve measured with a digital datalogging multimeter on the dedicated measuring points on that motherboard, that the maximum voltage it supplies for the i7-6700K under full load is 1,28V, so I decided to OC my G3900 to 4200MHz (the speed i7-6700K is running at by default) with that voltage and it’s working like that 24/7 for about 2 weeks now, no BSOD’s or any other problems for now. So I’m not sure what’s the situation with your test motherboard, but you should be able to set your CPU voltage manually through the BIOS and maybe get better OC results with your G4400.

    Good luck :).

  • Silgiolo

    What motherboard (NOT expensive!) and what bios to overclock a G4400 ?

  • GUSTAVO HIGUERA

    THE TESTS OF THE I5-6600K ALSO INCLUDES THE GTX970 OR IT’S ONLY CPU ONLY?

  • GUSTAVO HIGUERA

    LAS PRUEBAS DEL I5-6600K TAMBIEN INCLUIA LA GTX970 O SOLO ES CPU SOLO?

  • This is a good budget processor by Intel and a good contender for a budget gaming rig. However, I’ve used an i3 in my 500 dollar gaming pc build: http://budgetgamingrigs.com/500-dollar-gaming-pc-budget-build-component-guide/

  • Amit Chakraborty

    intel 4400 is 64bit?

  • Scott Sting

    Great review and amazing amount of information on the processor. I was a little shocked when I looked up the video card that you used. The price of the video card seems a little excessive for a budget computer build. How well do you think the Pentium 4400 would do with a budget card like a Ti960 or something that costs around $100.00 or so. Would I see better gaming performance with an i3 processor paired with the Ti960 graphics card. I would love to get the card you mentioned but that would cost about 95% of what I wanted to spend on my new budget mini itx system.

    • Ray

      Hey! Since with a GTX970 there’s such a small gap, with a lower end card you will be even more safe. Games are 99% GPU bound, and if you’re looking for the best price/performance ratio the lower you go on the Intel line, the better value you get. Get a Skylake or Haswell Pentium. I’d say even a Celeron will be fine. Just keep your budget on the GPU.

    • Tom Anderson

      For a “gaming” rig, I’ve heard that at least 25% of the budget should be on the GPU, if not more.