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Front view of 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 3.1 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Front view of Intel Pentium G3240

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the G3240 vs the G3258.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3258 vs G3240

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3258
6.52 mHash/s
Pentium G3240
6.81 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium G3258
8.36 mPixels/s
Pentium G3240
7.9 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3258
0.82 fps
Pentium G3240
0.64 fps

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
Pentium G3240
177,300 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3258  vs
G3240 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual 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
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Pentium G3258  vs
G3240 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 72°C

integrated graphics

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

power consumption

TDP 53W 53W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 12.77 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 46.43 $/year
Performance per watt 3.41 pt/W 3.12 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 43.06W

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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