Average Bench: 42.2% (486th of 1173)

Based on 4,449 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3260 @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 42.2% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Pentium G3260 averaged 57.7% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 89.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 88.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G3260 is just 16.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium G3260 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 174Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 174Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,449 samples)
Min Avg Max
66 SC Int 89.6 96.9
62.3 SC Float 88.6 98.3
59.2 SC Mixed 88.6 97.4
71.2% 89 Pts
Min Avg Max
120 QC Int 173 193
116 QC Float 171 193
113 QC Mixed 170 193
38.8% 171 Pts
Min Avg Max
132 MC Int 176 194
120 MC Float 174 194
127 MC Mixed 174 192
26.2% 175 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 96.7
SC Float 81.6
SC Mixed 97.3
74% 91.9 Pts
QC Int 193
QC Float 192
QC Mixed 196
44% 194 Pts
MC Int 194
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 193
29% 193 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.9
SC Float 96.4
SC Mixed 96.6
77% 96.6 Pts
QC Int 196
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 192
44% 192 Pts
MC Int 186
MC Float 174
MC Mixed 187
27% 182 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 94.7
SC Mixed 96.6
76% 94.4 Pts
QC Int 178
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 181
41% 180 Pts
MC Int 188
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 190
28% 186 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.1
SC Float 96.3
SC Mixed 93.8
75% 94.1 Pts
QC Int 189
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 185
42% 187 Pts
MC Int 182
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 185
28% 184 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.8
SC Float 91.9
SC Mixed 94.5
75% 93.4 Pts
QC Int 189
QC Float 166
QC Mixed 164
39% 173 Pts
MC Int 167
MC Float 126
MC Mixed 176
24% 156 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.8
SC Float 95.4
SC Mixed 93.2
76% 94.8 Pts
QC Int 178
QC Float 164
QC Mixed 149
37% 164 Pts
MC Int 140
MC Float 170
MC Mixed 182
24% 164 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.4
SC Float 73.5
SC Mixed 76.5
61% 75.8 Pts
QC Int 176
QC Float 179
QC Mixed 179
40% 178 Pts
MC Int 162
MC Float 164
MC Mixed 160
24% 162 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96
SC Float 94.6
SC Mixed 95.1
76% 95.2 Pts
QC Int 184
QC Float 140
QC Mixed 143
36% 156 Pts
MC Int 178
MC Float 166
MC Mixed 120
23% 154 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,582,466 CPUs tested.

Typical Pentium G3260 Builds (Compare 9,435 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $225

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor G3260 (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ1'15
Processor NumberG3260
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache3 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$64.00
Clock Speed3.3 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
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
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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