Average Bench: 45.9% (422nd of 1173)

more Based on 15,846 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000306C3, 0F8BFBFF000306C3 Models: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3258 @ 3.20GHz, Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3258 @ 3.90GHz

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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Below average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3258 averaged 54.1% 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 Integer Speed 97.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 95.8Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3258 is 30.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium G3258 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 188Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 188Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,846 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.5 SC Int 97.3 128
60.8 SC Float 95.8 126
61.6 SC Mixed 95.8 126
77% 96.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
116 QC Int 188 249
116 QC Float 185 248
113 QC Mixed 186 248
42.3% 187 Pts
Min Avg Max
127 MC Int 191 252
116 MC Float 188 249
120 MC Mixed 188 250
28.4% 189 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 115
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 113
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 205
QC Float 209
QC Mixed 218
48% 211 Pts
MC Int 229
MC Float 219
MC Mixed 223
34% 224 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.3
SC Float 95.7
SC Mixed 93.8
76% 94.6 Pts
QC Int 183
QC Float 183
QC Mixed 179
41% 182 Pts
MC Int 186
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 180
27% 179 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.3
SC Float 93.7
SC Mixed 92.6
74% 92.9 Pts
QC Int 176
QC Float 174
QC Mixed 176
40% 175 Pts
MC Int 137
MC Float 146
MC Mixed 116
20% 133 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.1
SC Float 89.3
SC Mixed 86.4
64% 80.3 Pts
QC Int 168
QC Float 168
QC Mixed 169
38% 168 Pts
MC Int 179
MC Float 174
MC Mixed 172
26% 175 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,518,603 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $69 @ launch in May '14
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Typical Pentium G3258 Builds (Compare 9,375 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $293

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor G3258 (3M Cache, 3.20 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor NumberG3258
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache3 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$72.00
Clock Speed3.2 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

Overclockable Pentium Anniversary Edition...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

4 months ago.

Great long lasting, stable overclocked chip. Been worth the money for more than able work.

Comment 

If you can overclock it, this is one of the best CPUs you can buy. Single-thread performance is still king.—Jan '15

Comment 

4.4 Stable with Tower Cooler at less then 55C at full load. Powerful bang for the buck.—Mar '15

Comment 

AMAZING budget processor. This thing can handle massive overclocks (at least the older chips) I have one of these in my rig, I got it overclocked to 4.0 GHz at 1.14 Vcore, amazing chip for the value, I would recommend it.—Nov '15


Average

7 months ago.

Good for gaming when overclocked

Comment 

V. overclockable + v.cheap—Mar '15


Liked

16 months ago.

Comment 

excellent bang for the buck—Mar '15


Terrible

14 months ago.

have low budget for upgrd my old comp , buy this cpu with asus B85M-G MB ,use spartan 922HE cooler 4.5GHz and 1.215V stable on 48 deg Celsia , i use it for old singlethread games and where is powerfull


Excellent

20 months ago.

Com overclock ele Chega a passar o g4560


Liked

2 years ago.

Comment 

Works fine, stable at 4.4Ghz—Mar '15


Good

4 years ago.


Average

2 years ago.

You can overclock it to oblivion and it will handle it without problems, but what is that all overclocking good for if it only has 2 cores and no HT? Even a 2nd gen i5 will do a better job at games that require 4 cores. Bad choice for gaming, even on a budget, there are better things out there, put your money elsewhere, unless all you will do is casual internet browsing and playing Xbox 360 and PS3 era games.


Terrible

22 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

4 years ago.

Игры fps уже не круто начинает сливать постепенно не берите!...для работы подойдет! если нужно!


Poor

23 months ago.

it low for 4k


Average

9 months ago.

Great value 2 physical cores whit extreme OC potential.


Good

4 years ago.

only with oc good


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