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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

Unigine Heaven Benchmark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3

 

 

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Heaven sees our setups perform very similarly to each other with little separating both resolutions. This shows us that performance is limited by the video card and not the CPU. You can see the stock G3258 sits a little behind in the 1680x1050 tests. It's not nearly as far behind as we see under some of our other benchmarks, though.

 

 

Metro Last Light

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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As intensive as Metro Last Light is, you can see it clearly needs a lot of CPU performance to go with it. Looking above, you can see the i7-4790K brings with it playable numbers at both 1920x1200 and 1680x1050. The G3258, on the other hand, only breaks the 60 FPS mark at 1680x1050.

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