Average Bench: 47.3% (287th of 961)

Based on 8,806 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 52.7% 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 100Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 99.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3258 is 29.1%. 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 197Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 194Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,806 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.5 SC Int 100 129
64.2 SC Float 99.8 129
66.1 SC Mixed 98.8 128
79.7% 99.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
126 QC Int 195 257
126 QC Float 194 257
122 QC Mixed 191 254
43.9% 194 Pts
Min Avg Max
138 MC Int 198 258
136 MC Float 197 258
133 MC Mixed 194 254
29.4% 196 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 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 126
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 253
QC Float 260
QC Mixed 253
58% 255 Pts
MC Int 258
MC Float 250
MC Mixed 251
38% 253 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 128
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 258
QC Mixed 251
58% 256 Pts
MC Int 207
MC Float 217
MC Mixed 225
32% 217 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90
SC Float 85.5
SC Mixed 67.7
65% 81.1 Pts
QC Int 169
QC Float 166
QC Mixed 144
36% 160 Pts
MC Int 158
MC Float 177
MC Mixed 173
25% 169 Pts
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Gaming 23%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
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Workstation 25%
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Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $45

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $343

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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...

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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


Poor

16 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.


Liked

13 days ago.

Comment 

excellent bang for the buck—Mar '15


Good

1 month 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

6 months ago.

Comment 

Works fine, stable at 4.4Ghz—Mar '15


Average

5 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

24 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

only with oc good


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