CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G3460 vs G3258 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium G3460 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G3460

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Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Front view of Intel Pentium G3258

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz vs 3.51 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3460 vs G3258

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 G3460
200.2 MB/s
Pentium G3258
231,200 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3460  vs
G3258 
Clock speed 3.5 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 53W 53W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 12.77 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 46.43 $/year
Performance per watt 2.64 pt/W 3.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 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 G3460  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 3.51 GHz 4.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 4.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 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 1,100 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
Intel Pentium G3460
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Comments

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3258 is OC'able to 4.5GHz easily (also check out the "Overclocking" part where it is clearly indicated) and 3460 isn't OC'able at all.
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