Average Bench: 48.3% (841st of 1439)

Based on 19,337 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 0FABFBFF000306C3, 2054454B434F5300 Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3220 @ 3.00GHz

The G3220 is a 2013 Haswell based CPU and is part of Intel's value range of Pentium processors which were launched in 2011. The Pentium-G range have very strong single and dual core performance but lag far behind the group leaders in terms of multi-core processing (MCP). MCP is important for tasks such as audio/video encoding, or software development. For regular PC use such as surfing the web, listening to music, watching movies and playing the vast majority of games, MCP is not required. The G3220 currently retails for one sixth of the price of a top of the range 4770K but has an effective speed of 75.3 which is just 12% lower than the average of the current group leaders. The vast majority of users will notice no difference even by paying five times more for one of the top end multi-core processors. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 31%Average: 48.3% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3220 averaged 51.7% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 73.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 74.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3220 is 27.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium G3220 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 140Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 141Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,337 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.5 Memory 73.1 90.1
41.2 1-Core 74.4 85.4
61.5 2-Core 133 170
56.3% 93.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
80.5 4-Core 138 169
91.9 8-Core 141 169
18.6% 139 Pts
Min Avg Max
82 64-Core 140 169
8.7% 140 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.6
1-Core 80.3
2-Core 155
60% 102 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 158
21% 158 Pts
64-Core 158
10% 158 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.2
1-Core 80.1
2-Core 156
60% 102 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 157
21% 156 Pts
64-Core 156
10% 156 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 68
1-Core 78.6
2-Core 151
58% 99.3 Pts
4-Core 151
8-Core 153
20% 152 Pts
64-Core 151
9% 151 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 65
1-Core 70.1
2-Core 134
53% 89.7 Pts
4-Core 143
8-Core 140
19% 141 Pts
64-Core 133
8% 133 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.3
1-Core 78.5
2-Core 141
55% 94.7 Pts
4-Core 146
8-Core 147
20% 147 Pts
64-Core 144
9% 144 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $58 @ launch in Sep '13
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Typical Pentium G3220 Builds (Compare 5,994 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $145

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor G3220 (3M Cache, 3.00 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor NumberG3220
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$54.00 - $64.00
Clock Speed3 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

Haswell offers superior performance over the previous generation...

Added 9 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

2 months ago.

Servicing a computer with this processor and it absolutely crawls. Brand-new Win10 install with 8GB RAM, but still slow.


Good

3 years ago.

the cores of this cpu do as they should


Below average

9 years ago.


Good

5 years ago.

Totally does work, better than nothing, but it does perform well.


Excellent

8 years ago.

for this price, hands down some of the best value


Good

5 years ago.

In 2018 this chip is a surprising performer. The integrated graphics are not ideal for 3D gaming, but the HD 4000 series does perform well in Flash games and youtube/video playback. However, the dual cores, clocked at 3.0 GHz, do demonstrate the age of the chip. Too many Chrome tabs or writing data to a hard drive will easily max out this CPU. For office-style work or entertainment of the non-gaming variety, the Pentium G3220 is nearing its end of life.


Good

8 years ago.

Good Performence Average Effective Speed. Nice for Mid-range Gamers


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