CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G3260 vs 4170 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 4170 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 4170  based on its performance, overclocking and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G3260

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G3260

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Front view of Intel Core i3 4170

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More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 15.52 pt/W vs 2.19 pt/W More than 7x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 8.42 pt/$ vs 2.61 pt/$ Around 3.2x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz vs 3.34 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3260 vs Core i3 4170

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3260
16.62 fps
Core i3 4170
145.78 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 G3260
72.9 MB/s
Core i3 4170
2,980,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3260  vs
Core i3 4170 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 53W 54W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 47.3 $/year
Performance per watt 2.19 pt/W 15.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 43.88W

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 G3260  vs
Core i3 4170 
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°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.34 GHz 3.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz 3.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.34 GHz 3.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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