Intel Pentium G850: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2011
Performance 1.52
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Intel Pentium G850
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Summary

Intel started Intel Pentium G850 sales 22 May 2011 at a recommended price of $27. This is 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 and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

1.52%

percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

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

Place in performance rating1919
Value for money19.07
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameSandy Bridge
Release date22 May 2011 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$27of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$4.68 (0.2x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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)
Threads2
Base clock speed2.9 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed2.9 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache3 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography32 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size131 mm2
Maximum core temperature69 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors504 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+
Unlocked multiplier-

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
Thermal design power (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-
vPro-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Flex Memory Access+
FDI+
Fast Memory Access+

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 typesDDR3of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size32 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth21 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of 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 3 (Core i7-7700K)

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.


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 G850 1.52
  • 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 G850 1333

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Pentium G850 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium G850 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium G850 from AMD is Athlon II X3 405e, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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