IntelBX80646G3258
IntelBX80646I54590

2 Cores, 2 Threads @3.2GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.3GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 88,646 user samples
17,686 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 62% Base clock 3.2 GHz
Worst Bench: 33% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 33% Great: 62%
SPEED RANK: 386th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
70,960 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 163rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
47.6 % 66.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+40%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
97 Pts 101 Pts +4%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
184 Pts 199 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
188 Pts 372 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+98%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
190 Pts 376 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+98%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
109 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+15%
215 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
249 Pts 411 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+65%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 411 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+66%
Market Share
Based on 23,839,268 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.51 % Hugely higher market share.
+920%
Value
Value For Money
72.6 % 93.8 % Better value.
+29%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 88 % Much more popular.
+33%
Price
Price (score)
$60 Cheaper.
+25%
$80
Age
Newest
68 Months 66 Months +3%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
53 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+37%
84 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
2 threads 4 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.3 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.7 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+16%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 413 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+67%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
190 Pts 381 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+101%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD HD 4600
Cache
Cache
3 MB 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$72.00 $192.00 - $202.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013C PCG 2013D
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333 @ 1.5V DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
21.3 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1.15 GHz
Clear Video HD Tech
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
No Yes
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
1.7 GB 2 GB
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes

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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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The Intel Core i5-4590 is a slightly upgraded version of the i5-4570. The two processors are identical apart from a 100 MHz increase in base and turbo frequencies. Needless to say the two processors have almost identical effective speeds which is a little disappointing as Intel has simply re-released a near identical product. From a value for money perspective the 4590 does fare reasonably well although it probably has more multi-core horsepower than most use cases demand. For the majority of users, at stock clocks, the G3258 provides comparable performance but with a few simple BIOS adjustments the G3258 can be clocked up to 4.3 GHz where, even at half the price, it destroys the i5-4570 in single and dual core workloads. [Sep '14 CPUPro]

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