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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

3DMark 11

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1

 

 

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Starting off with 3DMark 11, which is quite old now but still serves a good purpose, you can see that we're clearly hitting a CPU wall at the less intensive Performance preset. Overclocking gives us a strong boost, and you can see moving to the i7-4790K brings with it huge gains. At the more intensive Extreme preset, though, you can see the differences between our setups aren't as great, especially when overclocking on the G3258 is thrown into the mix.

 

 

3DMark Fire Strike

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1

 

 

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Getting into something a bit more intensive, you can again see at the less intensive Standard preset the performance between the two different processors is quite large again. In the more intensive Extreme preset, you can see the gap is quite large when the G3258 is running at stock. Overclocking, though, brings a good 10 percent increase in performance, and you see the gap between the two processors come shrink.

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