Intel Pentium G4400 Processor Review – Budget Skylake

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CipherShed and 7-Zip Compression


When TrueCrypt was no longer being developed, CipherShed was born.  It is built on TrueCrypt’s foundation and is a free open-source encryption program designed to keep your personal data secure.  It is available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.  Included with CipherShed is the same type of benchmark that made TrueCrypt an important tool.  It provides a benchmark for some of the more popular encryption algorithms.

Intel Pentium G4400 CipherShed

Intel Pentium G4400 CipherShed AES Encryption

Intel Pentium G4400 CipherShed

Intel Pentium G4400 CipherShed TwoFish

Intel Pentium G4400 CipherShed

Intel Pentium G4400 CipherShed Serpent Encryption

Benchmark Results:  In each instance the difference between a quad-core processor and a dual-core processor is easily visible.  However, taking into consideration the target audience of the various processors, the Intel G4400 doesn’t do too badly.

7-Zip Compression

Intel Pentium G4400

Intel Pentium G4400 7-Zip File Compression

Benchmark Results:  7-Zip is a utility that many home users might find themselves using at various times.  File Compression uses algorithms to compress data, and we expect there to be a big difference in performance between the two processors.  The difference between the two is staggering, the Intel i5-6600K outperforms the G4400 by just over 2.5 times.

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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 ?





  • 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:

  • 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.