Average Bench: 57.6% (568th of 1385)

Based on 1,153 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3460 @ 3.50GHz

The Intel Pentium G3460 is a dual-core, twin threaded processor. It was released in Q3 2014 and with a base frequency of 3.5 GHz it scores a decent 91 for effective speed. The G3460 is fast enough to run most applications without any problems and it’s very reasonably priced for its performance which make it a sensible choice even when considering building a gaming PC. The integrated HD Graphics are fine for general desktop use but not for 3D gaming. Comparing the G3460 and i3-4160 shows that although the i3-4160 has hyper-threading which allows it to run four rather than just two threads simultaneously, the G3460 and 4160 are very evenly matched in terms of effective speed and the G3460 is 30% cheaper. Overall the G3460 offers superb value for money and it's bested only by the unlocked G3258[Nov '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 45%Average: 57.6% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3460 averaged 42.4% 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 84.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 92.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3460 is just 19.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium G3460 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 182Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 182Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,153 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.4 Memory 84.6 94.3
62.1 1-Core 92.8 104
104 2-Core 176 205
69.2% 118 Pts
Min Avg Max
120 4-Core 179 204
131 8-Core 182 204
24.1% 180 Pts
Min Avg Max
125 64-Core 182 204
11.3% 182 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.7
1-Core 88.3
2-Core 155
59% 102 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 163
22% 164 Pts
64-Core 166
10% 166 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.6
1-Core 75.3
2-Core 110
51% 83.1 Pts
4-Core 118
8-Core 122
16% 120 Pts
64-Core 125
8% 125 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $90 @ launch in Sep '14
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Typical Pentium G3460 Builds (Compare 3,283 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $265

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor G3460 (3M Cache, 3.50 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'14
Processor NumberG3460
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$75.00 - $82.00
Clock Speed3.5 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
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
Graphics Video Max Memory1.7 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 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
Secure KeyYes

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

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