IntelBX80646G3258
IntelBX80646I74790K

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 133,246 user samples
10,809 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 30% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 30% Great: 63%
SPEED RANK: 304th / 985
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
122,437 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 985
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
47.6 % 88 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+85%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99.1 Pts 125 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
193 Pts 430 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+123%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
197 Pts 643 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+226%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts 138 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
258 Pts 509 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+97%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
260 Pts 722 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+178%
Market Share
Based on 7,397,866 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 1.42 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,675%
Value
Value For Money
77.3 % 80.8 % +5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 101 % Much more popular.
+40%
Price
Price (score)
$80 Much cheaper.
+78%
$366
Age
Newest
45 Months 44 Months +2%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
53 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+40%
88 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
2 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+25%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 4.4 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+38%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
130 Pts 137 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+5%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
129 Pts 138 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+7%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
255 Pts 510 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
+100%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
254 Pts 516 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+103%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
255 Pts 690 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+171%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
255 Pts 733 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+187%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Haswell (2013)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD HD 4600
Cache
Cache
3 MB 8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$72.00 $339.00 - $350.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013C PCG 2013D
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333 @ 1.5V DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
21.3 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1.25 GHz
Clear Video HD Tech
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
No Yes
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
1.7 GB 2 GB
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0

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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 Intel Core i7-4790K, codenamed Devil's Canyon, is an upgraded 4770K, Intel's current flagship i7. The 4790K features an improved thermal interface which enables it to dissipate heat more efficiently than the 4770K. Comparing the 4770K and 4790K shows that stock performance has improved by 13% which is consistent with the base clock jump from 3.5 GHz to 4.0 GHz. OC performance remains unchanged. Comparing the 4790K and 4790 shows that at stock clocks the 4790K is around 16% faster which considering the small price difference makes the 4790K a far better choice. Previously Intel targeted the unlocked K versions at overclockers but with Devil's Canyon they have included VT-d on the K chip and this time it's squarely aimed at both power users and overclockers alike. Until the release of Broadwell in six months, the 4790K is the high end CPU of choice. [Jul '14 CPUPro]

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