Average Bench: 46.8% (362nd of 1110)

more Based on 12,974 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 53.1% 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 97.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.5Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3258 is 31.6%. 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 193Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 195Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,974 samples)
Min Avg Max
55 SC Int 97.5 128
60.3 SC Float 97.8 128
58.7 SC Mixed 97.5 129
78.1% 97.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
117 QC Int 189 251
118 QC Float 190 254
122 QC Mixed 190 255
43% 190 Pts
Min Avg Max
122 MC Int 193 255
127 MC Float 193 255
135 MC Mixed 195 256
29% 194 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 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 118
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 237
QC Float 232
QC Mixed 235
53% 235 Pts
MC Int 233
MC Float 234
MC Mixed 238
35% 235 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.1
SC Float 93.6
SC Mixed 93.9
74% 92.9 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 176
QC Mixed 172
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 173
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 169
26% 171 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,363,584 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $69 @ launch in May '14
BHPhotoUS $8010 months
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Typical Pentium G3258 Builds (Compare 5,609 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 24%
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Desktop 48%
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Workstation
Workstation 25%
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Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $46

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $291

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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.

Average (edit your comment) Add link

17 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


Terrible

1 month ago.

Brilliant cheep CPU running at 4.3Ghz

Comment 

V. overclockable + v.cheap—Mar '15


Liked

3 months ago.

Comment 

excellent bang for the buck—Mar '15


Terrible

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

17 months ago.

Comment 

Works fine, stable at 4.4Ghz—Mar '15


Excellent

7 months ago.

Com overclock ele Chega a passar o g4560


Good

3 years ago.


Average

17 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

9 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

10 months ago.

it low for 4k


Good

3 years ago.

only with oc good


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