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Intel Pentium G3420 vs. Intel Core i3-4130

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So, haven't seen benchmarks between these 2 relatively new CPUs.

The Pentium one costs around 55€ here and the i3 around 100€.

Is it really worth almost double the price?
Is it so much faster at multitasking thanks to Hyperthreading and whatever else feature?

Or is the Pentium G3420 the best lowend-performance-cost CPU and the next time you upgrade, you go straight to a quadcore, on hopefully the same Socket still 1150?
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Yes hyper-threading does make quite the difference in applications that use multiple threads (Like almost all games today). i3 4130 is roughly 25% faster than Pentium G3420 chipset.
Now whether one finds that difference between the two worth the cost, is entirely subjective in nature.
If you are a gamer than you would certainly benefit from an i5 but for its given cost and your budget constraints, i3 is a good choice IMO.
I don't really know how big is the price difference between i3 3220 and i3 4130 but they perform more or less the same. So I don't see any reason in spending more on Haswell since it isn't much of an improvement over Ivy.
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The i3 3220 just cost the same as the Hasswell equivalent.
Well, if it is ~25% faster but 50% more expensive I don't think that is a very good ratio.

I am asking, because I am out of tune with the recent developments in the PC-World and the upcoming PC is not for me but my sister.

She won't play games on it, except some flashgames or Dota2 like games at best, nothing serious. But she started studying engineering, and will need a PC fit for CAD and the likes.
I read that Solidworks doesn't profit that much from multicore CPUs, so a dualcore should do?
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The i3 3220 just cost the same as the Hasswell equivalent.
Well, if it is ~25% faster but 50% more expensive I don't think that is a very good ratio.

I am asking, because I am out of tune with the recent developments in the PC-World and the upcoming PC is not for me but my sister.

She won't play games on it, except some flashgames or Dota2 like games at best, nothing serious. But she started studying engineering, and will need a PC fit for CAD and the likes.
I read that Solidworks doesn't profit that much from multicore CPUs, so a dualcore should do?

Now that you mention what tasks the system would be performing, I can easily say there is no good reason to go for an i3. Its definitely not worth the extra cost. Pentium G3420 would be more than enough for that level of activity. Even engineering programs like CAD or STAADPro would just run fine on the Pentium chipset. thumb.gif
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