Real World Speed
Performance profile from 13,449 user samples
13,449 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 44% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 21% Base clock 3.2 GHz
Poor: 21% Great: 44%
SPEED RANK: 522nd / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
32.7 % 86.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+164%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
95.6 Pts 127 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+33%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
183 Pts 250 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+37%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
184 Pts 487 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+165%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
187 Pts 804 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+330%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
187 Pts 976 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+422%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 138 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 274 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 544 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+119%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
249 Pts 914 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+267%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
250 Pts 1,088 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+335%
Market Share
Based on 21,082,355 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 146 % Hugely more popular.
+136%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 1.55 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,786%
Price
Price (score)
$80 Hugely cheaper.
+190%
232 USD
Value
Value For Money
46 % 93.5 % Hugely better value.
+103%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
53 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
81.7 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 6.44 cores Hugely higher core count.
+222%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
2 threads 10.7 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+433%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 12.8 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+72%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.48 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 4.36 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+36%
Age
Newest
65 Months 15.2 Months Hugely more recent.
+327%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD   —
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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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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