Intel Pentium Gold G6400 processor review

Pentium Gold G6400 processor released by Intel; release date: 30 Apr 2020. At the time of release, the processor cost $64. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Comet Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 2, threads - 4. Maximum operating temperature - 100°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 128 KB, L2 - 512 KB, L3 - 4 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2666. Maximum memory size: 128 GB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA1200. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 58 Watt.

The processor has integrated graphics Intel UHD Graphics 610 with the following parameters: maximum video memory size - 64 GB.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3261
2526
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
88673
4271
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2526
PassMark - CPU mark 4271

Integrated graphics – Intel UHD Graphics 610

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1050 MHz
Core clock speed 300 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 Watt
Transistor count 189 million

Games performance

Gears Tactics (2020)

Hunt Showdown (2020)

Hearthstone (2020)

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019)

Need for Speed Heat (2019)

Ghost Recon Breakpoint (2019)

FIFA 20 (2019)

Counter-Strike: GO (2012)

Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019)

F1 2019 (2019)

Anno 1800 (2019)

Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019)

Far Cry New Dawn (2019)

Battlefield V (2018)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Far Cry 5 (2018)

X-Plane 11.11 (2018)

Fortnite (2018)

Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017)

Rocket League (2017)

Overwatch (2016)

Rainbow Six Siege (2015)

Dota 2 Reborn (2015)

The Witcher 3 (2015)

GTA V (2015)

Diablo III (2012)

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Comet Lake
Launch date 30 Apr 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $64
Place in performance rating 269
Processor Number G6400
Series Intel Pentium Gold Processor Series
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 4.00 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
L1 cache 128 KB
L2 cache 512 KB
L3 cache 4 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Number of cores 2
Number of threads 4

Memory

Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 41.6 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2666

Graphics

Device ID 0x9BA8
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.05 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 64 GB
Processor graphics Intel UHD Graphics 610

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2160@30Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1200
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 58 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015C

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 16
PCI Express revision 3.0
PCIe configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)