Average Bench: 46.4% (362nd of 1100)

Based on 365 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3460 @ 3.50GHz

The Intel Pentium G3460 is a dual-core, twin threaded processor. It was released in Q3 2014 and with a base frequency of 3.5 GHz it scores a decent 91 for effective speed. The G3460 is fast enough to run most applications without any problems and it’s very reasonably priced for its performance which make it a sensible choice even when considering building a gaming PC. The integrated HD Graphics are fine for general desktop use but not for 3D gaming. Comparing the G3460 and i3-4160 shows that although the i3-4160 has hyper-threading which allows it to run four rather than just two threads simultaneously, the G3460 and 4160 are very evenly matched in terms of effective speed and the G3460 is 30% cheaper. Overall the G3460 offers superb value for money and it's bested only by the unlocked G3258[Nov '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 37%Average: 46.4% Great: 50%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3460 averaged 53.6% 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 Floating Point Speed 98.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3460 is just 12.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium G3460 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 193Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 192Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 365 samples)
Min Avg Max
77 SC Int 96.5 103
79.7 SC Float 98.3 105
78.6 SC Mixed 97.2 103
77.9% 97.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 QC Int 188 205
138 QC Float 188 208
136 QC Mixed 187 206
42.5% 188 Pts
Min Avg Max
153 MC Int 192 206
158 MC Float 193 208
161 MC Mixed 192 206
28.8% 192 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 104
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 205
QC Mixed 204
44% 194 Pts
MC Int 202
MC Float 205
MC Mixed 208
31% 205 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 95.8
80% 99.5 Pts
QC Int 161
QC Float 173
QC Mixed 204
41% 179 Pts
MC Int 187
MC Float 197
MC Mixed 199
29% 194 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 96.2
SC Float 95.9
SC Mixed 97.5
77% 96.5 Pts
QC Int 168
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 169
38% 169 Pts
MC Int 196
MC Float 189
MC Mixed 193
29% 193 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.7
SC Float 98.9
SC Mixed 85.7
75% 93.8 Pts
QC Int 138
QC Float 136
QC Mixed 129
30% 134 Pts
MC Int 139
MC Float 137
MC Mixed 139
21% 139 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 54.5
SC Float 44.1
SC Mixed 48.4
39% 49 Pts
QC Int 146
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 167
38% 168 Pts
MC Int 178
MC Float 151
MC Mixed 153
24% 161 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Sep '14
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Typical Pentium G3460 Builds (Compare 4,631 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 46%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
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Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $60

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $461

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor G3460 (3M Cache, 3.50 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'14
Processor NumberG3460
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$75.00 - $82.00
Clock Speed3.5 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
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
Graphics Video Max Memory1.7 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 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
Secure KeyYes

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

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