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Front view of Intel Pentium G3250

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Intel Pentium G3250

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.83 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 2.83 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 52.81W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.83 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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 Intel Core2 Duo E8290

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Intel Core2 Duo E8290

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core2 Duo E8290 vs the Pentium G3250.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3250 vs Core2 Duo E8290

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3250  vs
Core2 Duo E8290 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.83 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Pentium G3250  vs
Core2 Duo E8290 
Threads 2 2
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 2.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 2.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 2.83 GHz

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 1.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 52.81W
Intel Pentium G3250
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Intel Core2 Duo E8290
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