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Intel Pentium G3258 (Haswell) 20th Anniversary Edition CPU Performance

By: Shawn Baker | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jul 15, 2014 2:06 pm



We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASUS, MSI, Western Digital, MemoRight, and Corsair.


Before we get into the overclocking, we want to quickly cover the processors that will be in our graphs today. Other than our Pentium G3258, which will be running at the stock speed, and overclocked one we will mention just below, we've also got the Intel i7 4770K, and newer i7 4790K. Both of these processors cost 3x the amount of money the G3258 costs. From there we move into the even more expensive LGA 2011 Intel processors, including the i7 3930K, i7 3970X EE, and the i7 47960X. As for the AMD side of things, we've got just the FX-8150 in our pile of CPUs today.


As we've already mentioned, the G3258 is exciting because of the unlocked multiplier. Heading into the BIOS of our ASRock Z97X Killer, we move straight over to the multiplier section to see just what kind of overclock we're able to achieve.




After spending a bit of time going back and forth, and messing around with the voltages, we ended up with our processor running at 4497MHz, or 4.5GHz as illustrated in our graphs here today. This is an exceptional overclock, which is 1.3GHz up on the standard 3.2GHz clock. It will be interesting to see just what kind of performance we get out of the processor. While it may have a decent clock rate, this is just a dual-core CPU with no Hyper-Threading, making it a pure Dual Core processor.

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