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

By: Shawn Baker | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jul 22, 2014 2:10 am

Hitman Absolution

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Hitman Absolution already hits a wall on our higher-end processors, but you can see with the lower-end G3258 that the wall comes much earlier, with the numbers being almost unplayable on the G3258, especially at stock.

 

 

Tomb Raider

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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On the other hand, moving to something more intensive like Tomb Raider sees the video card again become the issue. All setups perform very similarly to each other, with overclocking doing very little to overall performance.

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