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Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646G3258

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A PC with the improved Intel® Pentium® processor unites great performance with everyday tasks. You get reliable PC performance that lets you communicate with friends and family, enjoy entertainment online, and make the most of music and photos. An Intel Pentium processor delivers the Intel-level performance you expect and quality you can count on.


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  • Christoffer K.
  • 11/24/2014 10:03:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Value

Pros: Overclockability, Low operating Temperature, Low power consumption, Great Value, LGA1150 Haswell refresh provides great upgrade paths for builds based on Z97 Chipsets for upcoming Broadwell release Q2'15.

Cons: Somewhat Small L3 Cache, although not really detrimental to what its used for. (3 MB)

Other Thoughts: On air cooling, (CM 212 Tower, or Noctua) You can easily get 4.4Ghz out of this with 1.12-1.25Vcore easily while staying under 70c peak temps. With Corsair h100i closed loop water solution, I got 4.8Ghz @ 1.42Vcore, 1.94/1.92vVCIN/VCEventual. Getting buttery smooth FPS on bioshock infinite ultra, WoW, etc. Great chip to tide me over until broadwell.

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  • Alex M.
  • 11/24/2014 9:19:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat cheap CPU

Pros: Price
3.2GHz is pretty fast

Cons: Mine runs a little hot
Dual core (but you should know that)

Other Thoughts: Since most daily tasks don't need quad core, I knew I wanted just a simple cpu. If you need supermassive computing power, look elsewhere. But for daily tasks, this thing is great bang for buck. I use the integrated video and we can stream 1080p video all night with no issues. Mine idles at 45C which seems a little hot, but it never gets much warmer, even watching HD video, maybe 50C. I'm sure with a devoted video card you could do some excellent gaming with this CPU, without even overclocking it.

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  • Leslie C.
  • 11/23/2014 11:09:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow.

Pros: Was able to overclock to 4.5 GHz on the stock cooler using a $40 Asus motherboard. Incredible.
A large number of games will not be bottlenecked by this cpu on my 760

Cons: Will bottleneck higher end GPU's on many games, however its a dual core non hyperthreaded CPU with 2MB of cache, so what do you expect?

Other Thoughts: I was blown away with the overclock, it only reached 82C max on 4.5 GHz at 1.32V core on the STOCK cooler. Absolutely incredible.

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  • Anthony M.
  • 11/22/2014 11:37:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsg3258

Pros: awesome dual core processor
price/performance is great, single thread performance is very good with this processor!
got in a combo with msi B85m gaming mobo for 109$
overclocks nicely with that board
got an easy 4.2 on stock voltage (good enough for me)
33c to 40c on stock cooler

Cons: none yet!

Other Thoughts: i don't plan on overclocking this any further really, this is fast enough for my needs and is very stable (verified with prime95)

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  • Colin B.
  • 11/22/2014 9:12:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverclocking, Budgets and Upgrades, Oh No!

Pros: This is a game changer. I actually pre-ordered mine the first day they were put up on Newegg and waited patiently not really sure when it was going to ship. I was super excited about this chip and still am, I'd been out of the overclocking game since the Conroe days (What do you mean I can't use tape and pencil lead to overclock a Haswell??)
I wound up getting the chip on June 30th, right as I was leaving to go out of town, still managed to get an extra, albeit very dirty, 1.1 GHz out of the chip in the couple hours I had to play with it.
Since I'd been out of it for so long I must admit I pushed this chip way beyond where I should have, but the chip took whatever it could and always told me if I had gone to far (turns out BCLK and strapping really rubs these newer chips the wrong way! Whoops)
After reading some Haswell guides and learning how the game has changed, something I should have done first, I figured out the finer points of overclocking these new chips, what I could adjust a lot, what I had to be careful with, what not to touch and how to dial in a stable and lean overclock.
My daily OC is now 4.5 GHz @ 1.31 Vcore which is a little high, but you have to understand I had a rough learning period with this chip. Thermal stress and high voltages can lead to premature degradation of a chip and the small silicon layers and I probably took a good chunk of it's life off in the first couple weeks alone.
Other than being a good chip to learn on, it's a great place marker for those who want a 4790K but don't have means to buy one just yet or those of us waiting to put a Broadwell in our Z97 boards, but still need a place-marker better than a G1830 that can give some real performance when we need it.
In conclusion this is a great chip for those who want to brush up on their OC skills, need to build a performance rig on a budget, aren't sure of whether to buy Haswell or Broadwell-if it isn't delayed again or just want a nice affordable processor that you can always ask a little more out of when needed.

Cons: Alright, time to be critical. Sorry G3258, but we're not all perfect.
So we all know the specs, 3.2 Ghz, 3MB L3 Cache, no turbo boost and no hyperthreading. Yeah, it's done to keep the costs down and a more simple lithography, but higher, frequency, more cache and HT would have been nice. Would've required an i3 moniker and higher price at that point but that still would've been a nice option to have.
Alright, time to be critical. Sorry G3258, but we're not all perfect.
So we all know the specs, 3.2 Ghz, 3MB L3 Cache, no turbo boost and no hyperthreading. Yeah, it's done to keep the costs down and a more simple lithography, but higher frequency, more cache and HT would have been nice. Would've required an i3 moniker and higher price at that point but that still would've been a nice option to have.
As for the real issues… Plain and simple the chip is cheap, and that's not necessarily a bad thing but it does detract from the overclockability of the chip. This might come as a shock, but the G3258 is not a Devil's Canyon chip, it doesn't benefit from the better thermal compound or the capacitors that define Devil's Canyon chips. This means higher temperatures and lower overclocking possibilities. But I guess I bought the chip since I too am cheap, so fair is fair.
The other main issue I have with the G3258 is the fact they really short changed us on the iGPU. Now I wasn’t expecting Iris 5200 graphics by any means, but to be stuck with the HD graphics in lieu of the 4600 that is on everything else? Yeah I know I’m trying to build on a budget and that would drive up the cost if it was even possible, but sometimes paying for the extra now will save you money later. For about the same price of this CPU you can get a graphics card of the same caliber as the HD 4600, like a GT 630, but then who would actually buy that? Nope, gotta step it up to a nice GTX 650 Ti-whoops-somehow wound up with a R9 290 instead. Dang it, there went my budget... See my point?

Other Thoughts: Taking off an Egg might be a little much to take off but I'm just trying to be as objective on this as possible and the G3258 just doesn't deserve the full 5 Eggs, 4.5 all day long, but sadly I can't give half an egg and I know my review is just a drop in the bucket of mostly 5s.
I really would recommend this CPU if you want to enter into the world of enthusiast chips and overclocking or if you just want a little extra 1 and 2 core performance without the price of a K SKU. If you aren't going to overclock the G3258 then purchase the G3220 that will save you a good bit that you can put to a graphics card or RAM, or get the G3460 with a roughly 10% higher clock speed if you need the speed without overclocking.
The bottom line is this is a great tool for anything but leaving at the stock frequency, match your board and the G3258 carfully, make sure it supports overclocking!

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/22/2014 10:19:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFAN-tastic CPU

Pros: This CPU is just great. Very efficient, included cooler was easy to install and super silent at idle. Freaking ungodly single threaded performance. Integrated graphics support 4K and such. Very nice for browser gaming or whatever.

So easy to install, and the little Intel sticker included was a nice addition to my case. The package itself was easy to open, albeit I gave myself a careless paper cut. No big deal, I should have stopped watching the WAN Show when I do builds. XD

At any rate, idle temp is under 40 C in average in my Ultra Etourque X1 Case, and it has been working just fine since I installed it

Cons: Documentation could have been a bit more specific on hearsink installation for first timers, but there's always another guide on YouTube or somewhere.

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  • MYRON W.
  • 11/21/2014 11:19:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFUN 2 CORE

Pros: The G3258 is fast and can be OCd . Extremely responsive for a 2core.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: I have been using the other brand for years and wanted to try Intel. Glad I did. I am using a B85M mobo and plan on some OCing. Iplanned on upgrading to a 4690K, but may wait awhile. Iam using 16gb 1333 ram and this thing flies.

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  • Seven J.
  • 11/21/2014 6:31:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU for basic office tasks

Pros: Powerful enough to run basic Windows apps with ease. Runs cool and quiet with the included cooling fan. I can't even hear it.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Probably not the best CPU for hardcore gamers or video editing, but awesome budget CPU for basic office machines.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/20/2014 10:29:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the $

Pros: Second one for a mid range build. HTPC best.

Cons: non-to-mind.
great performance to cost. Runs cool and is not very power hungry.

Other Thoughts: I think I need a HP Server. Thats why I'm here. Not to write reviews.

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  • Darren J.
  • 11/20/2014 8:45:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Processor for the money

Pros: This thing rocks. I saw a 12FPS increase in WoW over an Athlon 750K overclocked to 3.9GHz.

Cons: When it says it only supports 1333MHz RAM, it means it. Can't even overclock the memory without overclocking.

Other Thoughts: So far I'm beating the performance of an Intel Core i5-3570K in what my dad and I do on our PCs and I can't complain one bit.

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