- Aug 25, 2001
I bought one of those new fangled Haswell G3258 Pentium cpus, but then I realized the passmark number is lower than my 6 year old i7 940.
Intel Pentium G3258 @ 3.20GHz - 4000
Intel Core i7 940 @ 2.93GHz - 5431
WTH Intel? What's up with that?
Gee, I dunno. 2 threads versus 8 threads? Intel's single-threaded IPC advantage hasn't increased THAT much recently. Sure, it's better, but it's not 4x (400%) better. More like 50% better.
But you CAN overclock it, and there it shines. Makes it closer to 5500 than 4000.