Pentium G850: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Pentium G850 provides poor benchmark performance at 0.93% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Summary

Intel started Pentium G850 sales 22 May 2011 at a recommended price of $27. This is a Sandy Bridge architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2.9 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1155 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

Primary details

Pentium G850 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2403
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation19.07
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameSandy Bridge (2011−2013)
Release date22 May 2011 (13 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$27of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$42 (1.6x MSRP)of 15701 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

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 speed2.9 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed2.9 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 98304 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache3 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography32 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size131 mm2
Maximum core temperature69 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors504 millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo

Compatibility

Information on Pentium G850 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)
SocketFCLGA1155
Power consumption (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Pentium G850. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Flex Memory Access+
FDI+
Fast Memory Access+
StatusDiscontinued

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 G850's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3
Maximum memory size32 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth21 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Pentium G850.

Integrated graphics cardIntel® HD Graphics for 2nd Generation Intel® Processors
Quick Sync Video-
Clear Video HD-
Graphics max frequency1.1 GHz
InTru 3D-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G850's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported2

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Pentium G850. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark 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 G850 0.93

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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Pentium G850 1433

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: 42%

Pentium G850 458

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: 42%

Pentium G850 785

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Pentium G850's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.


Pentium G860 101.08
Pentium G850 100
A4-6300 98.92
A6-3500 98.92

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Pentium G850 is Athlon II X3 415e, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Pentium G850:

Pentium G850 100
A6-3500 98.92
A4-6300 98.92

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Pentium G850, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Pentium G850 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 1351 configurations using Pentium G850 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.5% (7/1351)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.07% (1/1351)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.07% (1/1351)
RX 7800 XT Radeon RX 7800 XT
0.07% (1/1351)
RTX 3060 Ti GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
0.07% (1/1351)
RX 6700 Radeon RX 6700
0.2% (3/1351)
GTX 1080 Ti GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
0.07% (1/1351)
RTX 3060 GeForce RTX 3060
0.1% (2/1351)
RX 5700 XT Radeon RX 5700 XT
0.2% (3/1351)

Community ratings

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