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Intel Pentium G3260: specs and benchmarks
- Core clock speed
- Max video memory
- Memory type
- Memory clock speed
- Maximum resolution
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.
Pentium G3260 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||1936|
|Value for money||1.36|
|Market segment||Desktop processor|
|Release date||1 January 2015 (7 years ago)|
|Current price||$68||of 18494 (Xeon Platinum 8280M)|
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 cores||2 (Dual-core)|
|Base clock speed||3.3 GHz||of 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)|
|L3 cache||3 MB||of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)|
|Chip lithography||22 nm||of 5 (Ryzen 9 7950X)|
|Maximum core temperature||72 °C||of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 compatibility||-|
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 configuration||1||of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||53 Watt||of 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 extensions||Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2|
|Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)||+|
|Turbo Boost Technology||-|
Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
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 types||DDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333||of 5200 (Ryzen 9 7950X)|
|Maximum memory size||32 GB||of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)|
|Max memory channels||2||of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|Maximum memory bandwidth||21.3 GB/s||of 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|ECC memory support||+|
General parameters of GPU integrated into Pentium G3260.
|Integrated graphics card||Intel® HD Graphics for 4th Generation Intel® Processors|
|Max video memory||1.7 GB|
|Quick Sync Video||+|
|Graphics max frequency||1.1 GHz|
Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G3260's integrated GPU.
|Number of displays supported||3|
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Pentium G3260's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
|Max resolution over HDMI 1.4||1920x1080@60Hz|
|Max resolution over eDP||2560x1600@60Hz|
|Max resolution over DisplayPort||2560x1600@60Hz|
|Max resolution over VGA||1920x1200@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 version||Up to 3.0||of 5 (Ryzen 9 7950X)|
|PCI Express lanes||16||of 128 (EPYC 7401)|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Pentium G3260. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
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.
- 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%
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%
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%
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Overall Pentium G3260 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.
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.
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