Average Bench: 46.6% (292nd of 961)

Based on 221 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: 38%Average: 46.6% Great: 50%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3460 averaged 53.3% 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 98.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3460 is just 11.7%. 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 195Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 193Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 221 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.8 SC Int 96.4 103
82.5 SC Float 98.9 105
79.5 SC Mixed 97.9 103
78.2% 97.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 QC Int 187 205
145 QC Float 189 209
144 QC Mixed 188 205
42.7% 188 Pts
Min Avg Max
159 MC Int 192 206
160 MC Float 195 209
164 MC Mixed 193 206
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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 101
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 204
QC Float 205
QC Mixed 204
46% 204 Pts
MC Int 205
MC Float 205
MC Mixed 196
30% 202 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 101
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 203
QC Float 201
QC Mixed 199
46% 201 Pts
MC Int 205
MC Float 202
MC Mixed 202
30% 203 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.6
SC Float 91.8
SC Mixed 98.6
74% 92.7 Pts
QC Int 178
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 182
41% 182 Pts
MC Int 170
MC Float 178
MC Mixed 180
26% 176 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 99.2
SC Float 95.9
SC Mixed 98.6
78% 97.9 Pts
QC Int 181
QC Float 171
QC Mixed 152
38% 168 Pts
MC Int 190
MC Float 190
MC Mixed 182
28% 187 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.1
SC Float 55.2
SC Mixed 82.1
57% 71.5 Pts
QC Int 162
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 166
38% 169 Pts
MC Int 170
MC Float 168
MC Mixed 164
25% 167 Pts
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Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
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Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $240

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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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