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Front view of Intel Pentium G3260

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Intel Pentium G3260

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Much better performance per watt 2.14 pt/W vs 0.95 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 68.25W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 67.7 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Oct, 2005 Release date over 9 years later
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year vs 73.58 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year vs 20.24 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Pentium 4 511

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Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz vs 3.37 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3260 vs 4 511

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
Pentium 4 511
96,300 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3260  vs
4 511 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

TDP 53W 84W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 2.14 pt/W 0.95 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 68.25W

details

Pentium G3260  vs
4 511 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 1
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 67.7°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.37 GHz 3.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.37 GHz 3.53 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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