Intel Celeron G5900 + Pentium Gold G6400 Benchmarks - Low-Price Comet Lake CPUs
For the WireGuard benchmark for this secure VPN tunnel test also stressing the Linux networking stack the Pentium Gold G6400 came out between a Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge and Core i3 7100 Kabylake... It was a fair amount faster than the Athlon 3000G. The ~$42 Celeron G5900 meanwhile saw similar performance to an AMD A10-7870K and was slightly faster than a Core i3 Haswell... But beat significantly by the Athlon 3000G that is still available for about $49.
On a performance-per-dollar basis, the Athlon 3000G yielded the best of the recent CPUs available still through retail channels.
With Zstd compression the Athlon 3000G was performing a fair amount better than the Celeron Comet Lake tested. The Pentium Gold G6400 meanwhile was behind the likes of the Ryzen 3 1200.
The Athlon 3000G easily led on best value in a majority of the tests.
The Crafty chess benchmark was one of the few cases where the Celeron and Pentium Gold Comet Lake processors performed rather well against the AMD processors tested.
As for GraphicsMagick and many other workloads, the Pentium and Celeron Comet Lake processors were performing only similar to the aging AMD Athlon 3000G.
Even for the dav1d AV1 decoder, the more expensive Pentium Gold G6400 was only competing with the Athlon 3000G. As a reminder, the Athlon 3000G is a 2 core / 4 thread $49 processor based on Zen that has been out for quite a while now... Not even Zen 2.
At least for x264, the Pentium Gold came out ahead of the Athlon 3000G.