As you might have guessed, we are going to look at one of the best entry-level options today. We are going to do an AMD Athlon x4 950 vs. Intel G4560 Processor comparisons to help you choose the one you want.
In this post, we are going to compare two processors that often leaves doubt in the buyer’s mind, whether they should buy the Intel Pentium G4560 and AMD’s Athlon x4 950. Here we are going to compare the specifications and performance of both the CPU so that you can judge better which one is a better option for you.
Starting with the Intel G4560, it is a dual-core four thread processor clocked at 3.5 GHz. It belongs to the Kaby Lake, processor family, while the AMD Athlon x4 950 has a base clock speed of 3.5 GHz with turbo boost the maximum clock speed of 3.8 GHz. Athlon x4 950 is a quad-core CPU while the Pentium G4560 is a dual-core CPU.
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AMD’s Athlon x4 950 is an unlocked CPU based on the AM4 platform, but Intel G4560 is not unlocked, so you can’t get over the Pentium G4560 CPU. The Pentium G4560 is built on the 14 nm fabrication process while the Athlon x4 950 is manufactured on the 28 nm process.
Talking about the performance benchmarks reports, The Intel Pentium G4560 has much faster single-core speed as compared to the Athlon x4 950. But in multitasking department, Athlon x4 950 wins the battle by a slight margin. When we see the overall gaming performance, the Intel Pentium G4560 performs somewhat better than the AMD Athlon x4 950. So it seems, the Intel one is a better choice, no. Athlon x4 950 is $25 cheaper than the G4560.
So if we go for value for money CPU, the AMD Athlon x4 950 is a better choice. But if we compare both the processors ignoring the price, Intel Pentium G4560 comes as a better option to buy.
|SoC||AMD Athlon x4 950||Intel G4560 Processor|
|Frequency||3.5 GHz||3.5 GHz|
|Turbo Boost||3.8 GHz||—|
|Cache||2 MB||3 MB|
|Manufacturing Technology||28 nm||14 nm|
While the X950 is the price to performance king from AMD’s shop, Intel G4560 is a $60 dual-core hyper-threading enabled CPU that offers almost the same performance as the Core i3-6100 at half the price. If you are an Intel fan, the outcome should be a no-brainer. For AMD fans, the AM4 platform is mature and should be the best option for a low-end build.
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