Intel Core i5-4250U vs Intel Pentium G3258

Compare Intel 4th Generation Core i5 2 core CPU vs Intel Pentium G Series 2 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

13 %
Identical
13 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

22 %
28 %
27% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

10 %
11% slightly better multitasking score
9 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

9 %
Identical
9 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1,155
1,492
29% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

533
809
51% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
Identical
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
100% significantly more threads
2

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

1 GHz
3 GHz
146% significantly higher clock speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
253% significantly lower TDP
53 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

12
16
33% slightly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

16 GiB
32 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,036th of 1,337
1,022nd of 1,337

Family

The product line

4th Generation Core i5
Pentium G Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2013
May 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR3-1333
DDR3-1333

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
Yes

Core i5-4250U vs Pentium G3258 comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Pentium G3258 performs better than the Core i5-4250U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-4250U in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Core i5-4250U has more threads. Our comparison shows that the Pentium G3258 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-4250U. A Core i5-4250U CPU outputs less heat than a Pentium G3258 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i5-4250U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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