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Front view of Intel Pentium G3258

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G3258

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 52.81W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
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 A8 3550

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AMD A8 3550

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Features Key features of the Pentium G3258  vs A8 3550 

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3258  vs
A8 3550 
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Pentium G3258  vs
A8 3550 
Threads 2 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

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
Typical power consumption 43.06W 52.81W
Intel Pentium G3258
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AMD A8 3550
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