2 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.5GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 29,024 user samples
16,899 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 45% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 45% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 207th / 1052
Gaming 59%
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
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
58.9 % Faster effective speed.
47.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
102 Pts +2% 100 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
194 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
198 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts 129 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
296 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
256 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
300 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
258 Pts
Market Share
Based on 7,884,063 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.41 % Hugely higher market share.
0.12 %
Value For Money
107 % Much better value.
77.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
99 % Much more popular.
72 %
Price (score)
$59 Cheaper.
14 Months Much more recent.
46 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts 53 Watts +2%
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 2 cores
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads Hugely higher thread count.
2 threads
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
3.2 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
107 Pts 129 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
112 Pts 129 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
274 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
254 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
312 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
253 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
275 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
255 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
313 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
254 Pts
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017) Haswell (2013)
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
HD 610 HD
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q2'14
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$64.00 $72.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2013C
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333 @ 1.5V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 610 Intel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350.00 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.1 GHz
Clear Video HD Tech
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Yes No
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 1.7 GB
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 Up to 3.0
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No

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The Intel G4560 is one of the first Pentium processors to feature Hyper-threading. This means that although the G4560 only has two physical processing cores, it is able to process four threads in parallel by sharing resources between the physical cores. This typically results in a 50% performance improvement over two physical cores alone. Comparing performance between the lowest spec Kaby Lake i3 7100 and the Pentium G4560 shows that in terms of both performance and specs, very little separates them (even virtualization technology VT-d is present on the Pentium). The Pentium does lack AVX 2.0 (Advanced Vector Instructions) and it trails the i3 7100 by 400 MHz (10%) but there is no longer a clear divide between Pentiums and Core i3s. Intel have achieved an almost continuous distribution of performance levels for each price point from the cheapest Pentium to the top end i7-7700K[Jan '17 CPUPro]


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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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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