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Front view of Intel Pentium G3258

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G3258

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
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 2.6 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 77.19W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 55 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Jun, 2010 Release date over 3 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year vs 22.89 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year vs 83.22 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 4130

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AMD Opteron 4130

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
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 Opteron 4130 

clock speed

Pentium G3258
3.2 GHz
Opteron 4130
2.6 GHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium G3258
4.42 GHz
Opteron 4130
2.6 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium G3258
4.6 GHz
Opteron 4130
2.6 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3258  vs
Opteron 4130 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

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

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
Typical power consumption 43.06W 77.19W

details

Pentium G3258  vs
Opteron 4130 
Threads 2 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.42 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz 2.6 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 HyperTransport 3.0
Intel Pentium G3258
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