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Intel Pentium G3260T

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Front view of Intel Pentium G3260T

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Much better performance per dollar 1.86 pt/$ vs 0.36 pt/$ Around 5.2x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jun, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much higher GPU clock speed 550 MHz vs 200 MHz 2.8x higher GPU clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 66.4 °C Around 60% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better geekbench 3 AES single core score 2,090 MB/s vs 181 MB/s More than 11.5x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,348 vs 4,043 More than 30% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 28.44W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 4.96 pt/W vs 3.4 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 30.66 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3260T vs Core i7 3555LE

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 G3260T
181 MB/s
Core i7 3555LE
2,090 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3260T  vs
Core i7 3555LE 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 25W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 3.4 pt/W 4.96 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 20.31W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Pentium G3260T  vs
Core i7 3555LE 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.4°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 2.99 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 550 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB
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