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Front view of Intel Pentium G3258

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G3258

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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 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 77.19W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 62.5 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year vs 83.22 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year vs 22.89 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Oct, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 6 vs 2 Three times as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 4.42 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 4.6 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3258 vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium G3258
231,200 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300


FX 6300

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium G3258  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Is unlocked Yes Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AVX 1.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 53W 95W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 3.41 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 77.19W


Pentium G3258  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 6
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 62.5°C


Overclocked clock speed 4.42 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz 4.82 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 4,890.2 7,541
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz 4.75 GHz

integrated graphics

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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it's not like cpuboss is manually doing these checks These pages are automated, meaning it's all done through coding. No one in CPUboss actually makes these statistics.
once again more cores (4, 6, 8) vs 2 cores... does not make any scense.. see this.. 4cores vs 2 with HT which is working as quad core. same frequency, and the i3 humiliates the fx.
Am i wrong? 6core vs a 2core? it's obvious that the 6core will win. BUT comparing 2 hexacore cpus with equal stats, (cores, frequency..) it is WRONG cause the price range? BUT in the same price range 6cores vs 2cores is a fair comparison?? WTF?? Am i wrong??
where does it say its better? its only better on single core preformance, look at the benchmarks. The 6300 shits all over it.
This processor G3258 is more powerful than AMD FX 6300 / FX 8350 for most games with one word squashing them of gaming. 2 Intel cores win 8 AMD cores.
Because in single-threaded performance IS better. The individual performance is better because g3258 cores are better than AMD's one. The g3258 is the best CPU for mainstream games ( lol, csgo, dota2, wow etc. ) top twitch games. If you wanna stream and play, go with an i5 4690k or similar. Check in-game performance difference between g3258 and fx 6300. In most games, g3258 is better. Compare the g3258 with fx 8350, you will be amazed how good the intel g3258 is because most games don't use more than 2-4 cores.
the troll here it´s you, intel processors, except this one, cost the double or the triple of amd processors from similar range.
toooooooo expensive!!!!!!!!!!!
the fanboy here it´s you. this processor isn´t better than the 6300....
Hello. I have a limited budget for renew my computer, and i am thinking about one of these cpu's. I dont' play games, but I use photoshop and premiere, and similar software, not as professional. I don't need super super speed, but fluency when i have opened a couple of works in photoshop, a project in premiere and some websites. I think that the six cores of fx6300 may be better for me, am I right? Thanks.
WTF?? Anyone of the people who watch these benchmarks using the pc for anything other than play? If you execute ten applications at once you can see easily that the G3258 freezes and AMD lets you work . If we dedicate ourselves simply to play games, we all know that what matters is the performance with one core (which is one of the things that most are looking at these benchmarks and hence the results). Stop fanboys please! It's important that those prices (amd) join a heatsink. Intel sells g3258 with good heatsink and Amd FX 6300/83xx is really noisy.
FX 8320 on box cooler(same as G3258) @4,4Ghz is two times slower.
budget fx 6300 more expensive than intel g3258
lol he got 23 upvotes, what he said is true, how is this fanboying, maybe you are the intel fanboy
the fx is not cheaper because the cores slower, which is true to an extent, it is made on the 32nm process which is dirt cheap with dx12 you can utilize all the cores on them and use it nicely and single core won't matter that much
the 4300 is better than the g3258, once again quad core requirement all of the amd competitors beat the intel one in video editing and live streaming/ multithreaded stuff and games that can use all that cores. it is only until i7 level is when it loses at that category. no need to dick ride intel. in u.s. amd cpu's are dirt cheap and do the job. the heat bill is soo old of a joke, it is only $5-$6 a month regardless many youtubers like jayztwocents proved it idiot
stop fanboying the g3258 is $65 and the 6300 is $95 only $30 more
pls, 8320 kicks 4460's ass in a lot of things.
how -.- (LOL this is really old)
uhhhh, you must be trolling right? intel is way better at performance and the prices are more or less the same and dont forget the extra 50$ at a cooler or 100$ at a watercooler if you go amd
worst & costly processors?????? let's see fx 4300(90$) < g3258(70$) fx 6300(110 $) <= i3-xxxx(120$-160$) fx 8350(200 $) < i5-xxxx(200$-260$) fx 9590(270$) < i7-xxxx(300 $) (all prices are in my country) ALSO, if you go with amd you must pay a fortune at electricity bill, mobo and cooler so B@TCH PLEASE idiot fanboy
and 60 $ more expensive
and you are an unable to think fanboy
remember to keep in mind that cpuboss also compares thigns like price, tdp and heat output. the 6300 is better but fails at the other things.
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