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Front view of Intel Pentium G3250

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Intel Pentium G3250

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 52.81W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Jan, 2008 Release date over 6 years later
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 E8400

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz vs 3.23 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3250 vs Core2 Duo E8400

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3250
9.78 mHash/s
Core2 Duo E8400
2.41 mHash/s

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
Core2 Duo E8400
128,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3250  vs
Core2 Duo E8400 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
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 1.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 52.81W

details

Pentium G3250  vs
Core2 Duo E8400 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 72.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz 4.22 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 4.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz 4.22 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

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 0 1
Intel Pentium G3250
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