Average Bench: 39.8% (508th of 1186)

Based on 10,321 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]

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Poor: 30%Average: 39.8% Great: 44%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Pentium G3220 averaged 60.2% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 81.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 154Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3220 is just 14.1%. 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 Mixed Speed 160Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 159Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,321 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.1 1-Core 81.4 88.3
96.2 2-Core 154 175
55.8% 118 Pts
Min Avg Max
108 4-Core 156 175
120 8-Core 159 176
21.4% 157 Pts
Min Avg Max
116 64-Core 160 175
10.7% 160 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 171
61% 129 Pts
4-Core 173
8-Core 176
24% 174 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.5
2-Core 171
60% 128 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 166
23% 166 Pts
64-Core 163
11% 163 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
1-Core 87.1
2-Core 160
59% 124 Pts
4-Core 128
8-Core 114
17% 121 Pts
64-Core 155
10% 155 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 149
52% 111 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 159
21% 153 Pts
64-Core 156
10% 156 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
1-Core 61.3
2-Core 90.7
38% 76 Pts
4-Core 140
8-Core 135
19% 137 Pts
64-Core 171
12% 171 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,658,940 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $58 @ launch in Sep '13
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AmazonUS $8812 mins
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Typical Pentium G3220 Builds (Compare 10,888 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $332

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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 5 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

9 months ago.

literally a rock taped to a piece of metal


Excellent

11 months ago.

the cores of this cpu do as they should


Below average

5 years ago.


Poor

7 days ago.

R


Good

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

for this price, hands down some of the best value


Good

13 months 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

3 years ago.

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


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