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Front view of Intel Pentium G3258

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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 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz vs 4.18 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 52.81W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Jul, 2009 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz vs 4.17 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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 Pentium E6500K

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Higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 72 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Features Key features of the Pentium G3258  vs E6500K 

clock speed

Pentium G3258
3.2 GHz
Pentium E6500K
2.93 GHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium G3258
4.42 GHz
Pentium E6500K
4.18 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium G3258
4.6 GHz
Pentium E6500K
4.17 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3258  vs
E6500K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.93 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual 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
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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
Typical power consumption 43.06W 52.81W

details

Pentium G3258  vs
E6500K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 74.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.42 GHz 4.18 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz 4.17 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz 4.18 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 FSB
Number of links 0 1
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