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Front view of Intel Pentium G3258

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Intel Pentium G3258

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 52.81W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Slightly higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 71.35 °C Almost the same
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 Core i5 4460S

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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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3258 vs Core i5 4460S

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 4460S
3,620,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3258  vs
Core i5 4460S 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.9 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
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Pentium G3258  vs
Core i5 4460S 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 71.35°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4000

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 3.41 pt/W 21.76 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 52.81W

bus

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