CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G3258 vs 4440 among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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 better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz vs 3.28 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 68.25W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz vs 3.36 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year vs 73.58 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year vs 20.24 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 9 months later
Front view of Intel Core i5 4440

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Intel Core i5 4440

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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
Slightly higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 72 °C Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3258 vs Core i5 4440

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3258
6.52 mHash/s
Core i5 4440
13.95 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3258
0.82 fps
Core i5 4440
1.03 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

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 G3258
231,200 MB/s
Core i5 4440
4,110,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3258  vs
Core i5 4440 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 53W 84W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 3.41 pt/W 9.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 68.25W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Pentium G3258  vs
Core i5 4440 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.42 GHz 3.28 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz 3.36 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 4,890.2 3,691.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz 3.28 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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