IntelBX80646G3258
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

2 Cores, 2 Threads
@3.2GHz Haswell (2013)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 94,473 user samples
12,726 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 62% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 31% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 31% Great: 62%
SPEED RANK: 361st / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
81,747 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 55th / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
47 % 81 % Much faster effective speed.
+72%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
97.8 Pts 101 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
191 Pts 393 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+106%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
195 Pts 850 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+336%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
113 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts 449 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+75%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts 968 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+278%
Market Share
Based on 9,333,533 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % 1.74 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,482%
Value
Value For Money
76.4 % 99.2 % Better value.
+30%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 138 % Hugely more popular.
+138%
Price
Price (score)
$80 Much cheaper.
+53%
$170
Age
Newest
49 Months 14 Months Much more recent.
+71%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
53 Watts More energy efficient.
+18%
65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
2 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+500%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
128 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+17%
109 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+9%
117 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
252 Pts 435 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+73%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
254 Pts 466 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+83%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
256 Pts 941 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+268%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
256 Pts 971 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+279%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD None
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The Intel G3258 is the first budget Pentium processor to feature an unlocked multiplier. This enables a comfortable overclock to 4.3 GHz using just the stock heat sink and fan. At 4.3 GHz, in terms of single and dual core performance, the G3258 challenges a fully overclocked i7-4790K, the fastest CPU I have seen to date! These results are stunning considering that the G3258 is retailing for around one fifth as much as an i7-4790K. The G3258's Achilles heel is its poor multi-core performance which is over 50% weaker than the group leaders. For the vast majority of users, assuming an overclock of 4.3 GHz, the G3258 is the best value processor on the market by miles. On the other hand, users that encode multi-media or run SLI/Crossfire setups should look elsewhere. [Jul '14 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2018 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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