Intel Pentium G3258 Dual Core Processor Gaming Performance

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Hitman: Absolution

Hitman: Absolution is an action-adventure stealth DirecX 11 video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix. It is the fifth entry in the Hitman game series, and runs on IO Interactive’s proprietary Glacier 2 game engine. This game title uses the Glacier 2 game engine and was released on November 20th, 2012.


We benchmarked Hitman: Absolution with Ultra Settings.

Intel Pentium G3258 Hitman: Absolution Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: The Intel Pentium G3258 was able to average 31.47 frames per second at 1920×1080 at both overclocked and stock clock speeds but at 1280×1024 there was 3.33 frames per second difference between the two.

Hitman Absolution Medium Image Quality Settings

Hitman Absolution Medium System Settings

Hitman Absolution Medium Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: At lower image quality settings the Intel Pentium G3258 starts to become the system bottle neck. The G3258 averaged  just over 46 frames per second at both 1920×1080 and 1280×1024. The Intel Core i7 4770K was nearly double that at 1920×1080 with an average of 81.8 frames per second and more than double at 1280×1024 with an average of 103.23 frames per second. Overclocking the Pentium G3258 helped to close the gap and was able to average 60.70 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! 🙂