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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G3420

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Much better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Front view of Intel Pentium G3258

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz vs 3.31 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 9 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3420 vs G3258

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3420
5.01 mHash/s
Pentium G3258
6.52 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3420
0.75 fps
Pentium G3258
0.82 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

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 G3420
184,000 MB/s
Pentium G3258
231,200 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3420  vs
G3258 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.2 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
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 54W 53W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 12.77 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 46.43 $/year
Performance per watt 2.82 pt/W 3.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 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

details

Pentium G3420  vs
G3258 
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.31 GHz 4.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 4.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,134.4 4,890.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.31 GHz 4.42 GHz

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 1,150 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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