Average Bench: 48.3% (273rd of 959)

Based on 8,307 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, 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 51.7% 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 103Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 102Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3258 is 27.9%. 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 202Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 199Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,307 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.4 SC Int 103 131
74.6 SC Float 102 130
71.9 SC Mixed 101 128
81.7% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
130 QC Int 198 259
125 QC Float 197 259
124 QC Mixed 195 256
44.7% 197 Pts
Min Avg Max
146 MC Int 202 260
143 MC Float 202 259
142 MC Mixed 199 256
30.1% 201 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 124
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 254
QC Float 254
QC Mixed 248
57% 252 Pts
MC Int 253
MC Float 254
MC Mixed 251
38% 252 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 119
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 243
55% 241 Pts
MC Int 240
MC Float 244
MC Mixed 234
36% 239 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 117
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 247
QC Float 215
QC Mixed 243
53% 235 Pts
MC Int 248
MC Float 214
MC Mixed 241
35% 235 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
SC Int 117
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 232
QC Mixed 233
53% 234 Pts
MC Int 237
MC Float 231
MC Mixed 233
35% 234 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.5
SC Float 83.1
SC Mixed 86.2
68% 85.3 Pts
QC Int 140
QC Float 155
QC Mixed 159
34% 151 Pts
MC Int 138
MC Float 160
MC Mixed 151
22% 150 Pts
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Desktop 49%
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Workstation 25%
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Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $44

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $335

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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 2 years ago.

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3 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


Good

6 days ago.

It has really awesome single threaded performance, 1 more thread and it would be a genuinely good CPU for gaming. As it stands it should not be used in a modern gaming PC (speaking from experience) I upgraded to a second hand i5 4590 and the improvement was incredible!

Comment 

V. overclockable + v.cheap—Mar '15


Good

2 years ago.


Good

22 days 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


Liked

5 days ago.

Comment 

excellent bang for the buck—Mar '15


Good

13 hrs ago.

nice


Liked

4 months ago.

Comment 

Works fine, stable at 4.4Ghz—Mar '15


Average

4 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.


Poor

22 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

@4.4 GHz


Good

2 years ago.

only with oc good


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