Average Bench: 47.7% (294th of 980)

more Based on 9,077 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000306C3, 0F8BFBFF000306C3 Models: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3258 @ 3.20GHz, Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3258 @ 3.90GHz

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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Below average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3258 averaged 52.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 99.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 99.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3258 is 28.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium G3258 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 198Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 197Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,077 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.3 SC Int 99.6 129
69.9 SC Float 99.9 129
63 SC Mixed 99.3 129
79.7% 99.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
129 QC Int 193 252
123 QC Float 194 252
127 QC Mixed 194 254
43.9% 194 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 MC Int 197 255
138 MC Float 198 256
133 MC Mixed 197 256
29.6% 197 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 110
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 173
QC Float 223
QC Mixed 242
48% 213 Pts
MC Int 253
MC Float 250
MC Mixed 247
38% 250 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 208
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 208
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 212
MC Float 211
MC Mixed 209
32% 211 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 106
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 107
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 211
QC Float 212
QC Mixed 212
48% 212 Pts
MC Int 215
MC Float 211
MC Mixed 212
32% 212 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.9
SC Float 93.1
SC Mixed 94.2
75% 93.7 Pts
QC Int 186
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 193
43% 189 Pts
MC Int 188
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 189
28% 188 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.6
SC Float 91.6
SC Mixed 93.6
74% 92.3 Pts
QC Int 182
QC Float 180
QC Mixed 185
41% 182 Pts
MC Int 184
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 186
28% 184 Pts
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Gaming 24%
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Desktop 48%
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Workstation 25%
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Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $46

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $350

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor G3258 (3M Cache, 3.20 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor NumberG3258
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache3 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$72.00
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP53 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
Clear Video HD TechNo
Graphics Video Max Memory1.7 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21.3 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Expansion Options

PCI Express RevisionUp to 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Overclockable Pentium Anniversary Edition...

Added 3 years ago.

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21 days ago.

Comment 

If you can overclock it, this is one of the best CPUs you can buy. Single-thread performance is still king.—Jan '15

Comment 

4.4 Stable with Tower Cooler at less then 55C at full load. Powerful bang for the buck.—Mar '15

Comment 

AMAZING budget processor. This thing can handle massive overclocks (at least the older chips) I have one of these in my rig, I got it overclocked to 4.0 GHz at 1.14 Vcore, amazing chip for the value, I would recommend it.—Nov '15


Excellent

7 days ago.

Very good for a low budget build, gets even better with the overclock making it really good for its price

Comment 

V. overclockable + v.cheap—Mar '15


Terrible

3 months ago.

bad vs g4400


Liked

5 months ago.

Comment 

excellent bang for the buck—Mar '15


Good

7 months ago.

have low budget for upgrd my old comp , buy this cpu with asus B85M-G MB ,use spartan 922HE cooler 4.5GHz and 1.215V stable on 48 deg Celsia , i use it for old singlethread games and where is powerfull


Good

3 years ago.


Liked

11 months ago.

Comment 

Works fine, stable at 4.4Ghz—Mar '15


Excellent

1 month ago.

Com overclock ele Chega a passar o g4560


Average

10 months ago.

You can overclock it to oblivion and it will handle it without problems, but what is that all overclocking good for if it only has 2 cores and no HT? Even a 2nd gen i5 will do a better job at games that require 4 cores. Bad choice for gaming, even on a budget, there are better things out there, put your money elsewhere, unless all you will do is casual internet browsing and playing Xbox 360 and PS3 era games.


Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

2 years ago.

Игры fps уже не круто начинает сливать постепенно не берите!...для работы подойдет! если нужно!


Poor

4 months ago.

it low for 4k


Good

2 years ago.

only with oc good


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