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Front view of Intel Pentium G3258

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Intel Pentium G3258

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Much lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 71.5W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year vs 21.2 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year vs 77.09 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 4690K

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Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz vs 4.42 GHz Almost the same
Slightly higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 72 °C Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3258 vs Core i5 4690K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3258
6.52 mHash/s
Core i5 4690K
13.73 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3258
0.82 fps
Core i5 4690K
1.74 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 4690K
5,060,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3258  vs
Core i5 4690K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

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
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 53W 88W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 21.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 77.09 $/year
Performance per watt 3.41 pt/W 10.77 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 71.5W

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 4690K 
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 4.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz 4.58 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 4,890.2 4,652.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz 4.51 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 1,200 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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Comments

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It's almost 2017. I bought mine G3258 september 2015. Everyone was like "hurr durr only two threads, it's not enough". I'm still happy I didn't pay thrice or even more for i5. My Pentium is overclocked to 4ghz (which is still low OC, some people got it to 4.8ghz) and it handles everything I throw at it. Sure, I might need more processing power and speed someday, but it's still nice. Cool. Power efficient.
Too close to call. Deeeeeeeerrrrp.
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