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Front view of Intel Pentium G860

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Intel Pentium G860

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.18 GHz vs 3.05 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Pentium G3220

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 69.1 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Sep, 2013 vs Jul, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G860 vs G3220

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G860
21.94 fps
Pentium G3220
124.39 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 G860
147,250 MB/s
Pentium G3220
171,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G860  vs
G3220 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3 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
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 54W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 47.3 $/year
Performance per watt 2.24 pt/W 2.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 43.88W

bus

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

details

Pentium G860  vs
G3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.18 GHz 3.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.15 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.18 GHz 3.05 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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