Intel Pentium G3260: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Pentium G3260
Intel Pentium G3260
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Year of release 2015
Performance 2.04


Intel started Intel Pentium G3260 sales 1 January 2015. This is desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1150 processor with a TDP of 53 Watt. It supports DDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Pentium G3260 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1936
Value for money1.36
Market segmentDesktop processor
Release date1 January 2015 (7 years ago)
Current price$68 of 18494 (Xeon Platinum 8280M)
Value for money

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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)
Base clock speed3.3 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
L3 cache3 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography22 nmof 5 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
Maximum core temperature72 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-


Information on Pentium G3260 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 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
Thermal design power (TDP)53 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Pentium G3260. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

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

Security technologies

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

Secure Key+

Virtualization technologies

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


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium G3260's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333of 5200 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
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 G3260.

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

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G3260's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Pentium G3260'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 G3260's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.



Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe versionUp to 3.0of 5 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7401)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Pentium G3260. 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 G3260 2.04
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core


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.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

Pentium G3260 2058

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Pentium G3260 674

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Pentium G3260 1227

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium G3260 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium G3260 from AMD is Phenom II X4 820, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

AMD Phenom II X4 820 Phenom II X4 820

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