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Intel Pentium Gold G6400

58 W
4 GHz
Comet Lake
Socket 1200
Intel Socket 1200
Intel Socket 1200
The Intel Pentium Gold G6400 is a desktop processor with 2 cores, launched in April 2020. It is part of the Pentium Gold lineup, using the Comet Lake architecture with Socket 1200. Thanks to Intel Hyper-Threading the core-count is effectively doubled, to 4 threads. Pentium Gold G6400 has 4MB of L3 cache and operates at 4 GHz. Intel is building the Pentium Gold G6400 on a 14 nm production process, the transistor count is unknown. The multiplier is locked on Pentium Gold G6400, which limits its overclocking capabilities.
With a TDP of 58 W, the Pentium Gold G6400 consumes typical power levels for a modern PC. Intel's processor supports DDR4 memory with adual-channel interface. The highest officially supported memory speed is 2666 MHz, but with overclocking (and the right memory modules) you can go even higher. For communication with other components in the system, Pentium Gold G6400 uses a PCI-Express Gen 3 connection. This processor features the UHD Graphics 610 integrated graphics solution.
Hardware virtualization is available on the Pentium Gold G6400, which greatly improves virtual machine performance. Additionally, IOMMU virtualization (PCI passthrough) is supported, so that guest virtual machines may directly use host hardware. Programs using Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) will run on this processor, boosting performance for calculation-heavy applications. Besides AVX, Intel is including the newer AVX2 standard, too, but not AVX-512.


Socket: Intel Socket 1200
Foundry: Intel
Process Size: 14 nm
Transistors: unknown
Die Size: unknown
Package: FC-LGA1200
tCaseMax: 72°C
tJMax: 100°C


Frequency: 4 GHz
Turbo Clock: N/A
Base Clock: 100 MHz
Multiplier: 40.0x
Multiplier Unlocked: No
TDP: 58 W
PL1: 58 W
PL2: 58 W
FP32: 256.0 GFLOPS


Market: Desktop
Production Status: Active
Release Date: Apr 30th, 2020
Codename: Comet Lake
Generation: Pentium Gold
(Comet Lake)
Part#: SRH3Y
Memory Support: DDR4-2666 MHz
ECC Memory: No
PCI-Express: Gen 3, 16 Lanes
(CPU only)


# of Cores: 2
# of Threads: 4
SMP # CPUs: 1
Integrated Graphics: UHD Graphics 610


Cache L1: 64K (per core)
Cache L2: 256K (per core)
Cache L3: 4MB (shared)


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