Intel Pentium G3258 Dual Core Processor Gaming Performance

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Intel Pentium G3258 Overclocking

Intel Pentium G3258 Overclocking

The IntelPentium G3258 Anniversary Edition processor has a base clock of 3.2GHz. Nate was able to take his Intel Pentium G3258 to 4.8GHz, and with a little luck I will be able to hit at least that. Though I’m hoping I can bring it past 4.8GHz, with a little luck maybe even 5.0GHz!

Intel Pentium G3258 Overclocking

It seems that luck isn’t on my side today, I wasn’t able to get past 4.8GHz with the  Intel Pentium G3258. Not that I’m disappointed with 4.8GHz, a 1.6GHz overclock on a $65 processor makes me as happy as can be. Rather than just running  a couple of tests for stability, I’m going to include the overclocked performance results in all of the gaming benchmarks today!

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  • Herve Shango

    intel has doe a swift great job of bringing the pentium back to its core potential performance

  • Mr. Potato

    Can this open hd videos by itself i mean without a graphics card

  • What software did you use to benchmark the games? It looks awesome.

  • Cicero_68

    I don’t see who is going to use this CPU other than “those that want to toy with overclocking”.
    The low cost of the G3258 is nullified by the requirement for a Z87/Z97 mobo and after-market cooler. It makes more sense to use a Core i3 that gives the same performance without overclocking.

    • Alec van Zyl

      I completely agree. It makes sense if you are a OC enthusiast or if you cant shell out any more on your cpu.

    • traciatim

      Except of course if you use the Asus boards that allow for unlocked multiplier on 4 of the budget chipsets. That means as long as you aren’t going for overclocking records you can get the G3258, a budget board, and a beefy video card and have a pretty nice gaming rig.

  • Alien Antler Farm

    Sub £50 in the UK, still a small premium over the US…

    • Alien Antler Farm

      £40, 20% drop already 🙂

  • SkidRowJoe

    Could be wrong but isn’t 1.35 volts the upper SAFE limit on Intel processors? How long will the G3420 last running @ 1.499 core voltage 24/7 ?

    • More power means more heat of course, but I think if it`s cooled properly then it shouldn`t be a problem. I still think it`ll last longer than what you`ll actually need it for. There are so many people with Sandy Bridge i5`s and i7`s still running huge overclocks 24/7 and they still run like a charm.

  • Coach

    It’s only $59.99 today! (7/7/14) at the PA Microcenter location! 🙂