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Front view of Intel Pentium G3260

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Intel Pentium G3260

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 52.81W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 5 years later
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 AMD Athlon II X2 250

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 3.37 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 72 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3260 vs Athlon II X2 250

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 G3260
72.9 MB/s
Athlon II X2 250
120,700 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3260  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
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
Performance per watt 2.14 pt/W 1.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 52.81W

details

Pentium G3260  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.37 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz 4.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.37 GHz 3.72 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
Intel Pentium G3260
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