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Front view of Intel Pentium G3250

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Pentium G3250 vs the Core i3 4160.

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 3.23 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3250 vs Core i3 4160

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3250
9.78 mHash/s
Core i3 4160
8.95 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium G3250
9.24 mPixels/s
Core i3 4160
13.82 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3250
0.65 fps
Core i3 4160
0.94 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G3250
180.8 MB/s
Core i3 4160
3,620,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3250  vs
Core i3 4160 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 53W 54W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 47.3 $/year
Performance per watt 1.98 pt/W 12.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 43.88W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Pentium G3250  vs
Core i3 4160 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 3.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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