Real World Speed
Performance profile from 12,125 user samples
12,125 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 62% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 32% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 32% Great: 62%
SPEED RANK: 310th / 1052
Gaming 48%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 28%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
47.9 % 93.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
100 Pts 123 Pts Faster single-core speed.
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
194 Pts 462 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
198 Pts 814 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts 137 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts 531 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
258 Pts 925 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 7,884,063 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 117 % Much more popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 1.56 % Insanely higher market share.
Price (score)
$80 Hugely cheaper.
246 USD
Value For Money
77.8 % 101 % Better value.
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
53 Watts Much more energy efficient.
83.3 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 5.56 cores Hugely higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
2 threads 9.33 threads Hugely higher thread count.
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14.9 nm Much newer manufacturing.
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.54 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 4.16 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
129 Pts 133 Pts +3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
129 Pts 141 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
254 Pts 516 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
253 Pts 548 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
255 Pts 884 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
254 Pts 954 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
46 Months 13.6 Months Hugely more recent.
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013)   —
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Integrated Graphics
HD   —

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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance and price.
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