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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

PassMark PerformanceTest

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 7.0.1021

 

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Looking above you can see again under the synthetic benchmarks the G3258 really does struggle against the higher-end counterparts. Overclocking does bring a nice performance boost to the overall picture, but in the end you can see our more expensive CPUs do sit a decent chunk in front of it.

 

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Memory performance isn't too bad and you can see overclocking gives a key boost in certain areas.

 

CINEBENCH R11.5

 

Version and / or Patch Used: R11.5

 

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Looking at CINEBENCH, you can really see the difference between our G3258, and other processors here. You can see overclocking gives us a really nice boost in overall performance, but ultimately, you can see the new i7 4790K is running at over twice the speed. Of course, it's worth noting that it's also 3x the price.

 

Adobe Lightroom

 

Version and / or Patch Used: v3.4

 

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In a real-world benchmark like Lightroom, you can again see the difference in processing power when compared to its more expensive counterparts.

 

While we see overclocking offers a great boost in overall performance that sees it line up with the i7 4770K in this case, you can see it doesn't have the same kind of power as processors that are much more expensive than it. Of course, that shouldn't come as any kind of surprise to anyone.

 

MediaEspresso

 

Version and / or Patch Used: v6.5

 

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This was painful. Encode time on the G3258 is near 3x that of the i7 4790K. Something that is important to remember with encoding these days though, is that while we use the CPU to encode, many programs offer support for GPU encoding, making the process even faster.

 

Though, by not making use of GPU encoding, you can just see the kind of performance difference between our processors here. While overclocking gives us a really nice boost, you can still see it's double that of the i7 4790K.

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