Intel Pentium G3258 

Released April, 2014
  • 3.2 GHz
  • Dual core
  • Unlocked
7.1 Out of 10

Pairing it with something like the R9 280X and a 1920x1080 monitor will make for a really awesome gaming system that will offer strong performance and won't break the bank.
by Shawn-Baker (Jul, 2014)
This is because the gaming industry has moved on from the last overclockable dual core Intel CPU - games can now take advantage of more cores, and that jump from 2 cores to hyperthreading lets a high end title stretch its legs a little more than a simple overclock.
by Ian-Cutress (Jul, 2014)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Pentium G3258 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)


Benchmark performance using all cores

Pentium G3258
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Pentium G3258
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Pentium G3258
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Pentium G3258
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Pentium G3258
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Pentium G3258
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Pentium G3258

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Pentium G3258

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3258
6.52 mHash/s
Core i3 4160
8.95 mHash/s
Core i3 4130
7.77 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3258
0.82 fps
Core i3 4130
1.08 fps
Core i3 4160
0.94 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Pentium G3258
Core i3 4160
Core i3 4130

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Pentium G3258
Core i3 4130
Core i3 4160

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Pentium G3258
Core i3 4130
Core i3 4160

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G3258
Core i3 4160
Core i3 4130

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G3258
Core i3 4130
Core i3 4160

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G3258
231,200 MB/s
Core i3 4130
3,840,000 MB/s
Core i3 4160
3,620,000 MB/s

In The News From around the web


How can you make your Pentium G3258 system cheaper? Run Ubuntu!

by Jeremy Hellstrom |
When they benchmarked the CPU the lack of Advanced Vector Extensions and the fact that it is a dual core CPU showed in the results but when you consider the difference in price for a G3258's compared to a 4770K it fares quite well.
Phoronix tested out the 20th Anniversary Pentium CPU on Ubuntu 14.10 and right off the bat were impressed as they managed a perfectly stable overclock of 4.4GHz on air.
With some strong overclocking potential on the budget friendly G3258, we're expecting some strong gains in overall performance.
Overall, the G3258 is a really cool and fun processor from Intel.
Heading into the BIOS of our ASRock Z97X Killer, we move straight over to the multiplier section to see just what kind of overclock we're able to achieve.
Of course, we'd be disappointed if we had those kinds of temperatures, since we don't have that kind of performance.
As long as the user is not thermally limited, there seems to be a big bump where the amount of voltage needed to increase the frequency by 100 MHz is significantly higher than before.
Having a lack of cores can really damage frame rates in some titles, especially when the amount of GPUs starts to rise.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core
Is unlocked Yes


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. EM64T
  3. SSE4.2
  4. Supplemental SSE3
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE
  7. SSE4
  8. SSE3
  9. SSE2
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year
Performance per watt 3.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W


Architecture DMI 2.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s


Architecture x86-64
Threads 2 threads
Manufacture process 22 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C


Overclocked clock speed 4.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 4,890.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1333
  2. DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB
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what is passmark on 1 core when is cpu OC?
This processor is powerful the fx 8350 and gaming! 2 Intel cores win 8 AMD cores.
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