Average Bench: 54.3% (680th of 1358)

more Based on 23,602 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]

Poor: 43%Average: 54.3% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3258 averaged 45.6% 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 78.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 91.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3258 is 22.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium G3258 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 177Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 177Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,602 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.3 Memory 78.8 92.6
58.5 1-Core 91.7 121
93.4 2-Core 173 238
68.1% 114 Pts
Min Avg Max
104 4-Core 176 240
118 8-Core 177 238
24.1% 177 Pts
Min Avg Max
116 64-Core 177 239
11.9% 177 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 92.1
2-Core 182
74% 122 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 177
25% 180 Pts
64-Core 182
12% 182 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.4
1-Core 92.4
2-Core 184
74% 122 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 179
25% 181 Pts
64-Core 180
12% 180 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.3
1-Core 124
2-Core 248
81% 146 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 242
33% 244 Pts
64-Core 245
16% 245 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 91.6
2-Core 181
69% 117 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 183
24% 179 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,508,415 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $69 @ launch in May '14
AmazonUS $766 days
BHPhotoUS $805 years
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Typical Pentium G3258 Builds (Compare 10,093 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $327

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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 8 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

11 months ago.

OC dream!!! Been crusin at 4.2 for over 5 years with no issues....

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


Poor

17 months ago.

Good for gaming when overclocked

Comment 

V. overclockable + v.cheap—Mar '15


Disliked

13 months ago.

Comment 

excellent bang for the buck—Mar '15


Excellent

19 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

19 months ago.

i have this cpu for 9 years and its performance is amazing it is able to hadle from games to the heavyest loads with out any problem i recoment this cpu for a low or medium buget pc build


Excellent

4 years ago.

Com overclock ele Chega a passar o g4560


Liked

5 years ago.

Comment 

Works fine, stable at 4.4Ghz—Mar '15


Good

8 years ago.


Average

5 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

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

7 years ago.

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


Poor

5 years ago.

it low for 4k


Average

3 years ago.

Great value 2 physical cores whit extreme OC potential.


Average

24 months ago.

Not bad for desktop with an OC


Excellent

2 years ago.

legendary chip


Good

7 years ago.

only with oc good


Excellent

22 months ago.

4.6Ghz with a case which is 20years old. Doesn't even have a Fan in front, only one really small behind the case which barely works. And still manage 4.6Ghz with 75-80C and i average it at 4.4 with 50-55C. There isn't any other CPU that can perform that well with literaly zero costs. ----- You can check my Benchmark at 4.6Ghz and my build in my profile if you are interested.


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