Intel Pentium G3258 Dual Core Processor Gaming Performance

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Bioshock Infinite

BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter video game developed by Irrational Games, and published by 2K Games. BioShock Infinite is the third installment in the BioShock series, and though it is not part of the storyline of previous BioShock games, it does feature similar gameplay concepts and themes. BioShock Infinite uses a Modified Unreal Engine 3 game engine and was released worldwide on March 26, 2013.

Bioshock Infinite

We tested BioShock Infinite with the Ultra game settings.

Intel Pentium G3258 BIOSHOCK Infinite Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: At 1920×1080, the Intel Pentium G3258 was just a hair behind the Intel Core i7 4770K with an average of 94.34 frames per second compared to the 4770K’s average of 95.69 frames per second. Overclocking the Pentium G3258 to 4.8GHz the gap was closed as the system averaged 95.21 frames per second, a gain of .9%.

BIOSHOCK Infinite Medium Image Quality Settings

BIOSHOCK Infinite Medium System Settings

BIOSHOCK Infinite Medium Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: I didn’t see much of a difference between the processors while I had the image quality at the maximum so I dialed back the IQ to see where what would happen without all of the load on the GPU. Running BIOSHOCK on the medium IQ settings, the processors stacked them selves up pretty much the way I would expect. The Intel Core i7-4770K was the dominant force here with an average of 197.23 frames per second at 1920×1080 while the Intel Pentium G3258 averaged 136.07 frames per second. While the Pentium G3258 was overclocked it was able to pick up a couple fps and average 140.00 frames per second at 1920×1080.

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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! 🙂