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AMD A6-6400K vs Intel Pentium G3220

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AMD A6-6400K advantages



AMD A6-6400K
  • This CPU features AES extension to the instruction set, used to accelerate AES encryption and decryption. The technology is valuable if you need to protect your disk or network data.
  • The AMD A6-6400K incorporates AVX, F16C, FMA3 and XOP instructions. Although these extensions are not widely used in applications yet, their support should improve in future apps.
  • The microprocessor has FMA4 instruction set extension enabled. The FMA4 technology is only offered on AMD microprocessors, therefore not many software vendors may support it in the future.
  • The A6-6400K is unlocked. The CPU can be effortlessly overclocked on most motherboards to get greater performance.
  • The processor is priced about 3% cheaper than the G3220.

Intel Pentium G3220 advantages



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  • In single-threaded applications, the G3220 microprocessor is about 25% faster.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the Intel Pentium G3220 is higher.
  • In memory-intensive tasks, the Intel Pentium G3220 CPU is 18% faster.
  • Graphics performance of the microprocessor is better.
  • Power consumption of the processor is lower.
  • The CPU has 18% better price/performance ratio than the AMD A6-6400K.

A6-6400K vs G3220 performance comparison

The charts demonstrate relative performance of A6-6400K and Pentium G3220 CPUs in several different kinds of tasks. The numbers for 'Single-threaded performance', 'Multi-threaded performance' and 'Discrete Graphics performance' charts are calculated as an average of several related benchmarks, that you can find in the "Benchmarks" tab. Consequentally, performance in individual benchmarks may be lower or higher than what you see in the charts here. The 'Overall performance' calculates an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each type of application. The 'Price-performance ratio' chart displays how much more performance you will get per dollar spent. This ratio does not take into account the cost of other system parts.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.25
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.55
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.18
 
 
Higher is better
Discrete Graphics performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.04
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.22
 
 
Higher is better
Price / performance ratio
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.18
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD A6-6400K       - Intel Pentium G3220

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for full list of benchmarks, demonstrating difference in performance between A6-6400K and Intel G3220 in various types of tests.


A6-6400K vs G3220 power consumption and price comparison

Thermal Design Power
80
64
48
32
16
0
 
 
65W
 
53W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
80
64
48
32
16
0
 
 
$62
 
$64
 
 
Lower is better

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD A6-6400K vs Intel G3220 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of low level features of both microprocessors you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A6-6400K Pentium G3220
General recommendations:
Supports AVX / F16C / FMA3 / XOP instructions,
Can be easily overclocked,
Slightly lower official price
  General recommendations:
Somewhat faster overall,
Performs insignificantly better in games and graphics applications,
Needs less power,
Better price / performance ratio

Drawbacks:

Not as fast in general,
Performs insignificantly worse in graphics tasks,
Requires somewhat more power,
Somewhat worse price / performance ratio
 

Drawbacks:

Does not support some instructions,
A bit more expensive

Similar processors

A6-6400K Pentium G3220
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as A6-6400K and Pentium G3220.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A6-6400K and Intel Pentium G3220 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A6-6400KIntel Pentium G3220
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyA6-SeriesPentium Dual-Core
Basic details
Model numberA6-6400KG3220
CPU part numberAD640KOKA23HLCM8064601482519
CM8064601562017
Box part numberAD640KOKHLBOXBX80646G3220
BXC80646G3220
Introduction dateJune 4, 2013September 1, 2013
Current official price$62 (as of Apr 2014)$64 (as of Jun 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameRichlandHaswell
MicroarchitecturePiledriverHaswell
Technology (micron)0.0320.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FM2Socket 1150
Frequency (MHz)39003000
Turbo Frequency (MHz)4100 
Clock Multiplier 30
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 32 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)1024512
L3 cache (KB) 3072
Max temperature (°C)7072
TDP (Watt)6553
Cores2
Threads2
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+-
BMI1 / Bit Manipulation+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+-
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
XOP / eXtended Operations+-
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+-
Unlocked multiplier+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 8470DHD (Haswell)
Base frequency (MHz)800350
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1866DDR3-1333
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)29.921.3
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD A6-6400K" or "Intel Pentium G3220" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of AMD A6-6400K and Intel Pentium G3220 benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M motherboard with 4GB dual-channel Crucial BallistixPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon). The latter processor was tested on Intel DH87RL motherboard, that had 2 GB dual-channel Corsair TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3 memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon) graphics.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


A6-6400K vs Intel Pentium G3220 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    AMD A6-6400K           Intel Pentium G3220

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
100%
71.4%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
69.0%

FLAC encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted by a single CPU core from WAV to FLAC format using the best possible compression.
100%
92.2%

H.264 video encoding - single process benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by one CPU thread from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using high quality settings.
100%
91.5%

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
100%
81.6%

    AMD A6-6400K           Intel Pentium G3220

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
84.2%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
51.8%

XVid video encoding - single process benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by a single CPU core from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
95.5%


A6-6400K vs Intel Pentium G3220 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    AMD A6-6400K           Intel Pentium G3220

3DMark06 CPU score benchmark

Estimates processor performance based on how fast it runs such CPU-intensive code as game logic, physics and pathfinding AI. The test requires DirectX 9.0.
100%
76.8%

Apache web server - dynamic pages benchmark

Shows an average number of dynamic HTML pages served per second by local instance of Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
57.5%

Apache web server - static pages benchmark

Shows an average number of very simple static HTML pages served per second by local Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
60.7%

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
100%
50.6%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
57.5%

    AMD A6-6400K           Intel Pentium G3220

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
57.5%

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

Runs Fibonacci, Napierian, Eratosthenes and QuickSort integer performance tests on all CPU cores, and reports the sum of results.
100%
73.9%

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

Executes MikoFPU, RandMeanSS, FFT and Mandelbrot FPU-dependent tests using all CPU cores, and reports the sum of results.
100%
64.4%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
52.4%

FLAC encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted from WAV to FLAC format by all CPU cores using the best possible compression.
100%
64.7%

    AMD A6-6400K           Intel Pentium G3220

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

100%
71.5%

H.264 video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using single-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
66.2%

H.264 video encoding - multithreaded benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using multi-threading system calls, dual-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
76.8%

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
100%
62.3%

MySQL 5.0.96 - selecting data benchmark

Shows sustained number of SQL requests per second served by local instance of MySQL server v5.0.96. This test scales well with the number of CPU cores.
100%
65.1%

    AMD A6-6400K           Intel Pentium G3220

PCMark05 CPU score benchmark

100%
85.0%

PCMark05 score benchmark

100%
84.3%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
50.2%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
81.7%

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
88.4%

    AMD A6-6400K           Intel Pentium G3220

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
56.9%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
73.3%

XVid video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by all CPU cores from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
71.2%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
61.0%


A6-6400K vs Intel Pentium G3220 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.


    AMD A6-6400K           Intel Pentium G3220

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
100%
96.6%

3DMark06 3DMark score benchmark

Measures 3D graphics and game performance of CPU/GPU combination by running 4 game simulations, that make extensive use of DirectX 9.0/9.0C capabilities.
100%
94.4%

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
68.6%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
80.6%

PCMark05 Graphics score benchmark

100%
98.5%


A6-6400K vs Intel Pentium G3220 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    AMD A6-6400K           Intel Pentium G3220

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
82.6%

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

Evaluates Read, Write, Read/Write and Cache memory bandwidth score. The final result is the sum of measured results.
100%
49.1%

PCMark05 Memory score benchmark

100%
78.7%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
47.6%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
91.3%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD A6-6400K and Intel Pentium G3220 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMDIntel
CPU FamilyA6-SeriesCore i3 / Core i5 / Core i7 / Xeon [Pentium G3220]
Model / Processor NumberA6-6400K3.00 GHz
Frequency3892 MHz2893 MHz
CWID version0.5
Part numberAD640KOKA23HLCM8064601482519
S-Spec / Stepping CodeGB 1315SUSSR1CG
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMDGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)AMD A6-6400K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3220 @ 3.00GHz
Processor name (CWID)AMD Turion(tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-00 
Cores2
Compute units1 
Logical processors2
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingRL-A1 
CPUID signature610F31306C3
Family21 (015h) 6 (06h)
Model19 (013h)60 (03Ch)
Stepping 1 (01h) 3 (03h)
SocketFM2 
TLB/Cache details 64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB: 1-GB pages, 4-way set associative, 4 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 data: CommentsDirect-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size2 x 16 KB2 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 instruction: CommentsDirect-mapped|Shared between all coresDirect-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size64 KB2 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative8-way set associative
L2: CommentsNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped|Shared between all coresNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size1 MB2 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity 12-way set associative
L3: Comments Inclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Size 3 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AES+-
AMD extensions to MMX+-
AVX+-
BMI1+-
F16C+-
FMA+-
FMA4+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSE4A+-
SSSE3+
TBM+-
XOP+-
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
Enhanced REP MOVSB/STOSB-+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
INVPCID-+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
MOVBE-+
PCLMULDQ+
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+-
RD/WR FSGSBASE instructions-+
RDRAND-+
RDTSCP+
SKINIT/STGI support+-
SYSCALL/SYSRET+-
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep-+
Intel Virtualization-+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+-
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+-
Turbo Boost-+
Turbo Core+-
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+
100MHz multiplier control+-
128-bit SSE instructions+-
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store-+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store-+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+-
Debug store-+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability-+
Extended APIC space+-
FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations+-
Hardware P-state control+-
Hardware thermal control+-
Instruction based sampling+-
LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
LBR virtualization+-
LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8+-
Lightweight profiling support+-
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Misaligned SSE mode+-
Model-specific registers+
Nested page tables+-
OS visible workaround+-
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Pending break enable-+
Perfmon and Debug capability-+
Physical address extensions+
Power Limit Notification capability-+
Process context identifiers-+
SVM lock+-
Self-snoop-+
Support for NRIP save+-
THERMTRIP+-
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+-
Thermal monitor-+
Thermal monitor 2-+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities-+
Time stamp counter+
Timestamp counter deadline-+
Translation Cache Extension+-
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+-
xTPR Update Control-+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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