Intel Pentium G4500T
The Intel Pentium G4500T is a comparatively frugal dual-core SoC for desktops based on the Skylake architecture and was announced in September 2015. The CPU is socketed and not be soldered, so it can also be used in some notebooks. The G4500T has two cores without Hyperthreading, which are clocked at 3.0 GHz without Turbo Boost. The processor also integrates the Intel HD Graphics 530 as well as a dual-channel memory controller (DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133). It is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.
Intel uses Skylake to replace both Broadwell as well as Haswell and therefore uses one core design for all TDP classes between 4.5-45 Watts. Several improvements of the Skylake architecture include bigger Out-to-Order-Buffer, optimizations for pre-fetching as well as bigger gains by Hyperthreading. However, the changes are small for a "Tock" – a new micro architecture – in general, so the per-MHz performance is only between 5-10 % (compared to Haswell) or less than 5 % higher (compared to Broadwell), respectively.
Because of the missing features Turbo Boost and Hyperthreading, the performance of the Pentium G4500T differs depending on the benchmark. It is usually on par with the Core i5-5200U mobile processor (Broadwell), but can sometimes also keep up with a Core i7-6500U (Skylake, also mobile processor).
Intel specifies the TDP with 35 Watts, which is much higher compared to similarly fast Core i5 mobile processors. The typical consumption should, however, not be that much higher.
|Series||Intel Pentium (Desktop)|
|Clock Rate||3000 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||128 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||512 KB|
|Level 3 Cache||4 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||2 / 2|
|Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||35 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||14 nm|
|Die Size||99 mm2|
|Features||Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 950 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Pentium (Desktop) G4500T|