Intel Pentium G3258: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Pentium G3258
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Year of release 2014
Performance 1.93

Summary

Intel started Intel Pentium G3258 sales 2 June 2014 at a recommended price of $77. This is Haswell architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.2 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1150 processor with a TDP of 53 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

1.93%

of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

Of Pentium G3258 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1789
Value for money3.82
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameHaswell (2013−2015)
Release date2 June 2014 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$77of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$44 (0.6x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Threads2
Base clock speed3.2 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.2 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache3 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography22 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size177 mm2
Maximum core temperature72 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors1,400 millionof 57000 (Apple M1 Max)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Pentium G3258 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA1150
Thermal design power (TDP)53 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Pentium G3258. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI-
vPro-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
TSX-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
SIPP-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-
EDB+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d-
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium G3258's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)
Maximum memory size32 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth21.3 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Pentium G3258.

Integrated graphics cardIntel® HD Graphics for 4th Generation Intel® Processors
Max video memory1.7 GB
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video HD-
Graphics max frequency1.1 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G3258's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3
eDP+
DisplayPort+
HDMI+
DVI+
VGA+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Pentium G3258's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.41920x1080@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP2560x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort2560x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA1920x1200@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pentium G3258's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX11.1/12
OpenGL4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe versionUp to 3.0of 3 (Core i7-7700K)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Pentium G3258. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Pentium G3258 1.93
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Pentium G3258 2104

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Pentium G3258 3130

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

Pentium G3258 809

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Pentium G3258 1495

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Pentium G3258. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 9.5 Mh/s  

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium G3258 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium G3258 from AMD is Phenom II X4 B93, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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