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Front view of Intel Pentium G3250

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G3250

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Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,860 vs 697 Around 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 2.75 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 52.81W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 5 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 71 °C Almost the same
Lower annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year vs 56.94 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year vs 15.66 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8450e

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AMD Phenom X3 8450e

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More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 3 vs 2 1 more threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3250 vs Phenom X3 8450e

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3250  vs
Phenom X3 8450e 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 53W 65W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.98 pt/W 1.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 52.81W

details

Pentium G3250  vs
Phenom X3 8450e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 3
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 2.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 2.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A
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