Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community

Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community (https://www.overclock.net/forum/)
-   Intel CPUs (https://www.overclock.net/forum/5-intel-cpus/)
-   -   Intel Pentium G3258 Performance and Owners Club NOW with GTX 970 (https://www.overclock.net/forum/5-intel-cpus/1500524-intel-pentium-g3258-performance-owners-club-now-gtx-970-a.html)

TopicClocker 07-07-2014 04:15 PM

LATEST GAMES!
Non-Z97/Z87 boards than can Overclock the Pentium-K (G3258)

For those that wish to play future and the latest next generation games it would be best to upgrade to an i5 or an i7 this year. 2015 Q1-Q2 or sometime in Q2!
Developers are now focusing on multi-threading more than ever before!

Quote:
When/If games start requiring 4-8 threads to be playable, this CPU will likely struggle.


Today (11/04/2015)
EuroGamer included the G3258 and the i3 4150 in their "Digital Foundry 2015 budget gaming PC guide
PlayStation 4 performance for £300. Can it be done?
"


They have an amazing video covering them!



New Performance Gameplay

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Borderlands The Pre-Sequel (Click to show)

Battlefield 3 Battlefield 3 (Click to show)

Natural Selection 2 Natural Selection 2 (Click to show)

Assetto Corsa Assetto Corsa (Click to show)
The performance decreases as A.I is added to the track in Assetto Corsa, I'm not entirely sure about Multiplayer performance though.

Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha (Click to show)

In Unreal Tournament's Pre-Alpha the performance of this processor is pretty good, the lowest dip I saw was about 40fps, it was mostly 60+ fps.

Dark Souls Dark Souls (Click to show)
This area in the game gives me the creeps!
The performance in this game ran mostly around 40+ fps.

I was using DSFIX with most of the settings maxed out.

Alien: Isolation Alien: Isolation (Click to show)

I got lost in this game so I was mostly wandering around.
Amazing performance in this game, pushing 100+ fps with a GTX 970, one of the games which this CPU doesn't bottleneck the GPU much, since it is mostly a GPU bound game.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Coming soon)

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Coming soon)

Black Desert Online (Coming soon)




GTX 970 tests!

Most of the time this processor will bottleneck a GTX 970/780/R9 290, so I wouldn't advise buying a high-end GPU to pair with this processor AT ALL unless you're upgrading to an i5 or an i7 very soon!


MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR (Click to show)


Metro Last Light
Max Settings + PhysX at 2560x1440p! Metro: Last Light (Click to show)


Batman Arkham Origins
Max Settings + PhysX at 2560x1440p! Batman Arkham Origins (Click to show)

Assassin's Creed Unity

Maxed settings 2X MSAA at 1080p, the game is heavily CPU-bound at all times throughout the game with this processor, running between 20-30+ fps and sometimes dipping under, however is playable. (Shockingly, the frame-rate is around the PS4 and Xbox One performance as of Patch 1.3, this may change as the next patch is believed to provide performance optimizations and improvements)
Assassin's Creed Unity (Click to show)


I’ve been benchmarking for a couple of days with my Phenom II X4 B55 @3.9GHz, pushing it to the max stable clock and temperatures I could manage without it throttling due to temperatures, I also have my hands on a Pentium G3258 @4.4GHz which I have been benching and will be benching.

What this thread will consist of?
The original post will have various benchmarks using the G3258 at 4.4GHz and comparing it against my Phenom II @3.9GHz, this is to show any performance gains or losses in games and benchmarks, however you are free to post your own results with the processor, they would be highly beneficial to anyone who's looking into this processor, whether it be a HTPC, a budget gaming system or a placebo until you can get a processor with more threads or cores.

Owners Thread
More results would be greatly appreciated, this will allow other individuals to see the overclocks you've attained.

Hardware (Click to show)
What hardware did you use?
The only hardware which has been changed is my CPU and motherboard, the rest of the components are the same.

ROG Freedom (Rig in signature, current)
CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 @4.4GHz
Memory: 6GB 1333mhz [email protected]
Motherboard: Asus Maximus Gene VII
GPU: MSI GTX 760 Hawk @1280MHz core, 6808MHz memory (Onpar with a 670 at stock clocks)
PSU: Corsair CX600

Destiny's Shard (Rig in signature, disassembled)
CPU: AMD Phenom II @3.9GHz
Memory: 6GB 1333mhz DDR3
Motherboard: Asus M4N68t-MV2
GPU: MSI GTX 760 Hawk @1280MHz core, 6808MHz memory (Onpar with a 670 at stock clocks)
PSU: Corsair CX600

Benchmark results are missing, how comes?
I'm likely searching through them on my hard drive and the results will be added soon.

If you have any questions or suggestions for me to run games (If I have them) or benchmarks throw them at me!

Do you have a G3258 or you want to compare your processor against the G3258 you can post your results if you wish in the thread(However if you do please state what chip it is, it's clockspeed the benchmark and the score, a simple screenshot or "snip" with CPU-Z would be gone enough to fit this criteria), a lot of benchmarks have been unleashed in the Anniversary Review page and we’re now at 133 pages, 1336 posts and counting, a lot of the benchmarks consist of the G3258 at clocks of 3GHz to 4.7GHz, and also a couple of AMD systems and other Intel systems comparing against them, there is a few OCN members, including myself who have had first-hand experience with these processors and others have pitted their chips, both Intel and AMD against our processors.

Currently I am working through spreadsheets and screenshots of my X4 B55 @3.9GHz benches and performing them on my G3258 @4.4GHz, 4.4GHz I believe isn’t my highest clock I can achive, I could likely push it further but I’m currently working with the stock cooler which surprisingly does a good job for it, this is only because I didn’t have thermal paste at the time of building my PC to be able to apply my aftermarket cooler which should hopefully drop my temps by 20c on load so I can push this CPU higher and harder.

I will be uploading videos of gameplay using this processor, most of them running MSI Afterburner and Rivatuner OSD to provide frame-rate, frame times and GPU utilization, if they are not the OSD is likely not compatible with that game, so I will try to run FRAPs or Shadowplay's counter as a substitute.

Benchmarks and Games I’m going to run:
Skyrim
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV: EFLC
Saints Row 2
Saints Row 3
Planet Side 2 (I’ve already ran this, much smoother than my Phenom II @3.9GHz)
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer
League of Legends
PCSX2 – Shadow of the Colossus (Already done, I need to upload the video)
PCSX2- Zone of the Enders The 2ND Runner (Basically one of the most demanding, if not the most PCSX2 game there is)
Dolphin: Zelda Skyward Sword
Dolphin: Super Mario Galaxy 2

Games which don't perform too well/unplayable games
You win some you lose some huh?

Star Citizen was on the verge of unplayable, the inconsistent frame-rates did it no justice along with lag spikes in my playthrough, this game is still in it's early Alpha stages and hasn't received much optimization because of it. I'll see about getting a video up alongside, min, max avg and FPS.

APB-Reloaded - Still to be decided, it appears player counts can have an affect on the playability.

Watch_Dogs doesn't run too well, suffering from similar problems and frames ranging from 18-30fps, bare in mind this game haeen running notoriously bad for PC Gamers of all hardware configs.

NEW
Dragon Age Inquisition, from what I've heard about this game, and also seen is that it's pretty much unplayable, you need 4 cores/threads to play this game, I'm unsure about tri-cores though.

Far Cry 4 - Apparently you cannot launch this game on 2 cores/threads, however people have used a mod to allow you to.


It could be likely that these games rely heavily on multi-threading, and various games are taking a step in this direction with the introduction of the next generation consoles, Watch_Dogs from my performance thread analysis didn't gain much if anything at all from the fourth core/thread strangely enough.

Ultimately this processor's main strength and the whole reason it performs so well against AMD quad cores is that it's single threaded performance is vastly superior to anything from AMD, especially once overclocked, so it takes advantage of AMD's main weakness, single threaded performance and excels in those areas, games and applications which benefit from high single-threaded performance, Assassin's Creed IV, Skyrim, MMOs, emulators such as Dolphin and PCSX2 and so on, these are a few areas where you can expect this chip to perform well, even against six and eight core processors because their cores are under utilized in many games currently, however this will likely change for the future with the introduction of the next generation consoles.

Opinions and thoughts on the Intel Pentium G3258's performance
All in all, this processor will excel in single-thread dependent tasks, and take on chips with inferior single-threaded performance, however will be more likely to perform worse in tasks which are heavily multi-threaded or multi-thread dependent which are becoming more and more frequent in the future of software and game development, it takes advantage of one of AMD's major flaws, their weak core performance and performs better than them in most tasks which demand strong core performance.

This is not the most future proof processor, but I guess it was never meant to be, it is able to topple AMD chips in their fields of weakness and if you can find a use for this CPU it's pretty much untouchable in it's area, it's really affordable and you can practically achieve the single-thread performance of an i5 4790K which has a turbo frequency of 4.4GHz which my processor is running at in most of these benchmarks unless stated otherwise.

Fields of usage:
Minecraft servers - Typically Minecraft servers run on a single-thread, an area which Intel processors excel in against AMD chips, for those buying 4 and 6 core processors they can attempt to host multiple servers on one processor, whether it be one server per core, or two cores per server, if you are aiming at hosting a single server this CPU could be an attractive option depending on your priority, however if you aim to run other things at once on the server, such as TeamSpeak3 you may want a processor with more cores, however I'm unsure of the CPU demands of Teamspeak3 so I cannot speak on that with 100% certainty.

Emulators - My videos below contain footage of games emulated through PCSX2 and Dolphin, these emulators typically run on two cores at the max, with the exception of the "Software" emulation settings in PCSX2 which may benefit from multiple cores, other than that the processors individuals would previously go for to do emulation were processors such as the i5 K chips, like the well renowned i5 2500K and to overclock them for higher per core performance, but for something like Dolphin you don't necessarily require the 4 cores, but mainly the high single core performance which is this processor's main strength, in my playthrough of Shadow of the Colossus and Super Mario Galaxy 2 they essentially ran at full speed, so this could likely be a much more affordable candidate of a processor for emulation, here you can see what my G3258 clocked to 4.4GHz scored in the Dolphin CPU benchmark:


Single-thread optimized games - Optimized may not be the greatest word to use here, but some games predominately demand high single-threaded performance, such as Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag which could be a key example of this, when I ran this on my Phenom II X4 OC'd to 3.9GHz I was struggling to get full or significantly higher GPU utilization, especially at sea during sailing and ship combat, sailing I'd often be around 30-40fps, having my GPU under worked, during ship combat and boarding the frames would go down to 30FPS and below.
When I tried the G3258 at 4.4GHz I was completely blown away by the performance, my GPU was actually being worked hard and I was pushing 45-50+ FPS in Nassau, and whist sailing I was achieving 50-60fps, gameplay of this with MSI Afterburner are lower down in the thread in the "Assassin's Creed IV" section.

Other games which benefit from high single core performance are games such as Star Craft 2, Skyrim and various MMOs, in the Final Fantasy XIV: A Real Reborn Benchmark I ran and provide the scores for, the G3258 at 4.4GHz pushed my score up and beat my 3.9GHz Phenom II X4 B55.

Who/What would I recommend this CPU for?
If you're going with a big budget machine or £500-600+ builds with powerful GPUs, this is not for you, it would be wise to squeeze in a more capable processor.

Those who want future proof machines, this is an interesting subject, Intel's socket 1150, Z97 chipset has many upgrade paths from this processor, you can use 1st gen Haswell, 2nd gen Haswell (Devil's Canyon) and Intel are allegedly releasing Broadwell with support for it on Z97 1150, so from a G3258 you can upgrade to an i3, an i5 or an i7 of Haswell or Broadwell if your motherboard has compatibility with those chips.

When/If games start requiring 4-8 threads to be playable, this CPU will likely struggle, as it does in Star Citizen and Watch Dogs, so it isn't really a future proof CPU, but for a really affordable Intel processor, it isn't really expected to stay relevant performance-wise for long, however you can futureproof the platform your PC is on by going the Z97 1150 route, that way you can upgrade to the processors which are the best for gaming, the i5s and i7s.

We are approaching a time in game development and games which are becoming to be better multi-threaded, likely as a result of the 8 Jaguar cores in the next gen consoles, such as the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One which aren't particularly great performers by themselves due to their low clock speed and low-power nature, however they rely heavily on multi-threading to perform, which may have an affect on the future of games ported to or from PC.

On AMD's side roughly for £80-90 you can get an FX 6300(currency variances, it will likely more than the G3258 in any currency), which is looking to be more future proof than the G3258, but it is also more expensive, and if you wanted to you could upgrade to the 8320 for 2 more cores, currently it is unknown if AMD are going to release more chips on the platform of AM3+, however Intel has come out and said Broadwell will be supported on Z97, these CPUs have their weakness in single core performance so if that is your priority you'll likely be tempted to shift over to Intel, the G3258 is not for everybody, so it may not meet your demands in tasks such as multi-threading, which the 6 and 8 cores of the 6300 and 8320 do well in when their cores are utilized, currently Intel can be perceived of having a more futureproof platform, however the G3258 is not really a futureproof chip depending on it's usage.

Another thing is that if Intel doesn't release another unlocked dual core processor in their next generation CPUs this processor could still be looked at as what was the best in it's field, high single-threaded performance (once overclocked) at a highly affordable price.

Star Citizen - Hangar


I've done quite a lot of benchmarks already, I just have to find them on my hard drive and there’s a ton of benchmarks to sort through.

Here are a few of my own benchmarks. (I am currently benching and will likely update the thread continuously over the next few days with new benchmarks)

Benchmarks
(My ram holds back the Pentium G3258 in Cinebench and Geek bench so don’t take them too seriously, they’ll likely be others clocked the same as mine with faster ram bringing the score up considerably, post your 4.4GHz Cinebench results if you want, I can add it to the thread as reference)
Cinebench R11.5 (Click to show)
Cinebench R11.5
Pentium G3258 4.4GHz
Score: 3.63
Cinebench R15 (Click to show)
AMD Phenom II X4 B55 3.9GHz
Score: 4.42
Cinebench R15
Pentium G3258 4.4GHz
Score: 308
Black Hole 4.2 Final (Click to show)
AMD Phenom II X4 B55 3.9GHz
Score: 380
Black Hole 4.2 Final
Multithreaded: 4052
4 Threads: 3388
Single threaded: 2728
Passmark Performance Test 8 (Click to show)




Pentium G3258 4.4GHz
CPU Mark:4717
Single thread:2609

AMD Phenom II X4 B55 3.9GHz
Lowest CPU Mark: 4899
Lowest Single thread:1330

AMD Phenom II X4 B55 3.9GHz
Highest CPU Mark: 5070
Highest Single thread:1346


Geek Bench 3 (Click to show)
B]Geek Bench 3[/B]

Pentium G3258 4.4GHz
Single-Core Score: 3501
Multi-Core Score: 6373

AMD Phenom II X4 B55 3.9GHz
Single-Core Score: 2012
Multi-Core Score: 7181



Dolphin Benchmark
4.4GHz (Click to show)
Pentium G3258 4.4GHz
Score (Total time): 7 minutes, 1 second


Games
FFXIV ARR Bench (Exploration) (Click to show)
FFXIV ARR Bench (Exploration)
AMD Phenom II 3.9GHz
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Exploration)
Tested on:03/07/2014 19:40:34
Score:6490
Average Framerate:56.788
Performance:Very High
-Easily capable of running the game. Should perform exceptionally well, even at higher resolutions.

Screen Size: 1920x1080
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: Maximum

Intel Pentium G3258 4.4GHz
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Exploration)
Tested on:07/07/2014 22:43:48
Score:7780
Average Framerate:67.720
Performance:Extremely High
-Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

Screen Size: 1920x1080
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: Maximum

Resident Evil 6 Benchmark
AMD Phenom II 3.9GHz
Score: 9919
Rank: S

Intel Pentium G3258 4.4GHz
Score: 10226
Rank: S

I've noticed wherever the Phenom II build fell short it was often CPU-bound causing it to come up short, the Pentium @4.4GHz almost always outperforms it.

Hitman Absolution
AMD Phenom II 3.9GHz
Minimum FPS: 42.718445
Maximum FPS: 97.276268
Average FPS: 52.977028

Intel Pentium G3258 4.4GHz
Minimum FPS:
Maximum FPS:
Average FPS:

Battlefield 3 Multiplayer
Intel Pentium G3258 4.4GHz
Minimum FPS: 30
Maximum FPS: 118
Average FPS: 64.724
Frames:
Pentium G3258 4.4GHz (Click to show)

Pentium G3258 4.4Ghz CPU Usage (Click to show)
Phenom II X4 B55 3.9GHz (Click to show)

Saints Row The Third Saints Row The Third (Click to show)

Grand Theft Auto IV Grand Theft Auto IV - Modded (Click to show)
Quote:
Originally Posted by flamin9_t00l View Post

Here's some modded GTA IV footage running on the Pentium G3258 @ 4.70GHz and an R9 290 GPU.

It runs really well on this CPU but recording with raptr GVR cost about 5 or so fps ... it was much smoother without recording.

Might want to jump to 6 mins in for the start of the action wink.gif

30-40 FPS
Final Fantasy XIV Final Fantasy XIV City/Town (Click to show)

ArcheAge CBT2 Insane Server Population (Click to show)
Housing Gameplay (Click to show)

Firefall Firefall (Click to show)

Borderlands 2 - PhysX High

Borderlands 2 - PhysX Low Borderlands 2 - PhysX Low (Click to show)

League of Legends
Testing soon.


Battlefield 4 Battlefield 4 Multiplayer (Click to show)
Battlefield 4 Windows 8.1 (Click to show)


PlanetSide 2
Each were performed in the harshest conditions possible, the Pentium G3258 @4.4GHz was able to deliver better performance. AMD Phenom II X4 B55 3.9GHz (Click to show)
Intel Pentium G3258 4.4GHz (Click to show)

Sleeping Dogs Sleeping Dogs (Click to show)

Skyrim Installed mods (Lightly modded) (Click to show)
Skyrim - Lightly modded Warzones (Click to show)

Max Payne 3 Max Payne 3 Pentium G3258 4.4GHz (Click to show)


Far Cry 3
Pentium G3258 4.4GHz



Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Location: Nassau
Min: 40
Max: 64 (The built in frame-rate cap)
Avg: 52.623

Will be posting gameplay of this, the performance absolutely blew me mind, i was stuck to 40fps max and below on the Phenom II.

Intel Pentium G3258 4.4GHz

Land and Sea Gameplay with CPU Usage (Click to show)
Fortress and Sea (Click to show)

Just Cause 2 (Click to show)
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer (Click to show)

Guild Wars 2
I'll run with two different settings, Settings 1 and Settings 2, which one of these has the decided in-game settings I haven't established yet, however I believe shadows are performed on the CPU, I noticed this while altering my settings in Divinity's Reach, when I dropped them to medium I got an insane boost in frames per second.

Settings 1:
(Image placeholder)
Settings 2:
(Image placeholder)

World vs World
Apologies about the poor visibility of MSI Afterburner, I've made sure it's a lot larger in my newer videos.

World vs World 1 (I've experimented with the settings in GW2, I've lowered the character model limit and shadows, I noticed this boosts FPS in CPU-bound scenarios, however I'm still trying to find the most balanced settings)
World vs World 2 (At 3:05 I find a ton of players)
Guild Wars 2 (Click to show)

General adventuring (Settings 1)
General adventuring (Settings 2)

World Vs World (Settings 1)
World Vs World (Settings 2)

Emulators PCSX2 - Shadow Of The Colossus Pentium G3258 @4.4GHz (Click to show)
PCSX2 - Shadow Of The Colossus Pentium G3258 @4GHz (Click to show)
PCSX2 - Shadow Of The Colossus Phenom II B55 @3.9GHz (Click to show)
PCSX2- Zone of The Enders The 2nd Runner 4.4GHz (Click to show)
PCSX2 - Zone of the Enders The 2nd Runner 4GHz (Click to show)
Final Fantasy X - Intro cut scene (Click to show)

Dolphin 4.0.2 Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Click to show)
Metroid Prime (Click to show)

Signature Code
Code:
[CENTER]:clock: :clock:[B][U] [COLOR="RoyalBlue"][URL=https://www.overclock.net/t/1500524/intel-pentium-g3258-performance-and-owners-thread]Intel Pentium G3258 Performance and Owners Thread [/URL][/COLOR][/U][COLOR="RoyalBlue"][/COLOR][/B][COLOR="RoyalBlue"][/COLOR] :clock: :clock:[/CENTER]<code><code>


iRUSH 07-07-2014 04:26 PM

Good thread sir!

Thanks for your hard work smile.gif

TheLAWNOOB 07-07-2014 04:28 PM

Can't wait for more results wheee.gif

Tokkan 07-07-2014 04:38 PM

Dual Core unlocked and overclocked from 2010 versus Dual Core overclocked from 2014 thumb.gif
Can you tell the CPU/NB overclocked? If there is any, if there isn't you should overclock it because Phenom II beneffits from it and keep HT at stock.

Hope to see more results, intrigued by this.. but according to benchmarks an overclocked Pentium is on par with a stock i3 which outperforms overclocked Phenom II X4's.

TopicClocker 07-07-2014 04:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tokkan View Post

Dual Core unlocked and overclocked from 2010 versus Dual Core overclocked from 2014 thumb.gif
Can you tell the CPU/NB overclocked? If there is any, if there isn't you should overclock it because Phenom II beneffits from it and keep HT at stock.

Hope to see more results, intrigued by this.. but according to benchmarks an overclocked Pentium is on par with a stock i3 which outperforms overclocked Phenom II X4's.

I had my NB at 2800mhz I believe, I pretty much pushed that chip to it's limits the best I could with thermal constraints, I got better and better at overclocking it and worked my way up from stock voltage, I could do 4GHz but that would be too much for the cooler now, especially with Summer approaching.
Also, what benchmarks and by how much? in my first Performance Test Screen the 955 is allegedly 15.6% slower with a score of 3976, versus the Pentium's 4713.

TopicClocker 07-07-2014 05:13 PM

Zone of the Enders footage is up!
I think with a bit of tweaking it could be possible to get it to run smoother, this is one of the most demanding PS2 Games to emulate.
When up-close in a battle it slows down a bit, that's really only the main performance drop.

TopicClocker 07-07-2014 05:38 PM

Shadow of the Colossus footage is up!
I show the speedhacks used in the video, EE cycle rate is running at it's lowest, VU cycle stealing is one 1.
For my Phenom II to even come close to this the EE cylce rate had to be set to 2, and the VU stealing at one, and it wasn't as fast, I'll try and get that video up after I'm done with Battlefield 3 MP.

fateswarm 07-07-2014 05:44 PM

People would love a tl;dr bar graph of the results for the two cpus at the top. Like in common review sites. But it's not a problem as it is.

MrLinky 07-07-2014 05:53 PM

I've had my G3258 for a few days, stupid motherboard UEFI locks the vcore to 1.3v so I'm stuck at 4.4GHz until a better one arrives (two days from now). I loaded up Planetside 2 for laughs, expecting to see a slideshow, but amazingly it stayed above 30fps in a medium-sized battle. Almost all settings maxed out.

Clock-for-clock this dual core can match or beat my FX-8350 in PS2.

TopicClocker 07-07-2014 06:01 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrLinky View Post

I've had my G3258 for a few days, stupid motherboard UEFI locks the vcore to 1.3v so I'm stuck at 4.4GHz until a better one arrives (two days from now). I loaded up Planetside 2 for laughs, expecting to see a slideshow, but amazingly it stayed above 30fps in a medium-sized battle. Almost all settings maxed out.

Clock-for-clock this dual core can match or beat my FX-8350 in PS2.

Man, it kicked the crap out of my Phenom II.
All this CPU has done is impress me in basically every game I've tried, the "synthetic" benches do it no justice.

TopicClocker 07-07-2014 06:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by fateswarm View Post

People would love a tl;dr bar graph of the results for the two cpus at the top. Like in common review sites. But it's not a problem as it is.

I have one for Battlefield 3 but not FFXIV ARR if that's what you mean, I can do one for FFXIV on the Pentium but the Phenom build has been disassembled.
Everything else got one but that game since it stops and starts during the benching and it would be awkward to split up into segments but that probably would of been best.

I had plans to record all of the Phenom II benches but Shadowplay decided it was a great idea to spew errors on the days I'm doing the benchmarks and refuse to record.

Some did record though, I have some Phenom II gameplay of Star Citizen, Planet Side 2 and a few others thankfully.

allan871 07-07-2014 06:24 PM

band.gif

Waiting for more benchmark!

Ghostrider5666 07-07-2014 06:26 PM

How would this perform for a streaming pc with a live gamer hd doing the encoding?

Devildog83 07-07-2014 06:28 PM

Just got mine up and running. If you look at my sig rig (The devils own) it's all the same but the motherboard and CPU. Should be fun seeing what this can do under water.



As soon as I figure out how to overclock Intel on an Asrock board I will be benching the heck out of this chip. biggrin.gif

TopicClocker 07-07-2014 06:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by allan871 View Post

band.gif

Waiting for more benchmark!
SOTC Phenom II 3.9GHz getting uploaded, will take awhile to upload thanks to my poor upload speed, and ACIV: Black Flag Pentium 4.4GHz footage getting uploaded.

I'm going to upload a couple of videos overnight including a few Phenom II X4 B55 @3.9GHz benches, so I can focus solely on the Pentium G3258 @4.4GHz tomorrow, it's going to take awhile to upload so I wouldn't hold my breath for anything within the next hour or so. tongue.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghostrider5666 View Post

How would this work for a streaming pc with a live gamer hd doing the encoding?
Hmm I'm not sure, it might be too much stress for it, I would give it a shot but my upload speed is pretty bad for something like that.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devildog83 View Post

Just got mine up and running. If you look at my sig rig (The devils own) it's all the same but the motherboard and CPU. Should be fun seeing what this can do under water.


Nice one, good luck! thumb.gif
It's quite some fun.

TheLAWNOOB 07-07-2014 06:41 PM

Ahh, it's nice to see FX8 core owners and Phenom owners are taking this chip seriously thumb.gif

I believe intel created a slight diversion with this unlocked dual core biggrin.gif

I wonder if they will face any anti-competitive law suits if they unlock their i3.

fateswarm 07-07-2014 06:43 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

I wonder if they will face any anti-competitive law suits if they unlock their i3.

i5 for gamers may file an anti-competitive suit. hehe.

TopicClocker 07-07-2014 06:49 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

Ahh, it's nice to see FX8 core owners and Phenom owners are taking this chip seriously thumb.gif

I believe intel created a slight diversion with this unlocked dual core biggrin.gif

I wonder if they will face any anti-competitive law suits if they unlock their i3.

Kids of 2024 be like "You mean to tell me, there was a company called AMD that made CPUs too?"
I'm kidding, AMD need to step up their IPC big time, I don't want to be telling stories like that, I hope they have an impressive comeback in their next lineup of desktop chips.

But damn an unlocked i3, even a Tri-Core K Chip nobody's ever heard of would likely be a beast if they price it right.

Devildog83 07-07-2014 07:00 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by fateswarm View Post

i5 for gamers may file an anti-competitive suit. hehe.

I seriously thought about getting a 4690k to review this board but I saw what fun folks were having with this chip I just had too. I may push it until it fries in the end and get the 4690k anyways. This bios is like Greek to me. Must do more research. tongue.gif

tp4tissue 07-07-2014 07:06 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by fateswarm View Post

i5 for gamers may file an anti-competitive suit. hehe.

Fvk Intel man... This chip cements their nature as greedy controlling beasts (locking cpus)... It's quite clear at this point what they've forced onto us... Don't get me wrong, i own and love the chip, but... sigh.


I go to church every sunday and pray AMD will make a comeback and beat some sense into those Greedy Intel bastards....biggrin.gif


Why am I so mad?? because they created an artificial differentiation of products by leveraging their monopoly on IPC performance.

They dictate how we get to use the product we pay for... THAT is tyranny....mad.gif

Clairvoyant129 07-07-2014 07:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by tp4tissue View Post

Fvk Intel man... This chip cements their nature as greedy controlling beasts (locking cpus)... It's quite clear at this point what they've forced onto us... Don't get me wrong, i own and love the chip, but... sigh.


I go to church every sunday and pray AMD will make a comeback and beat some sense into those Greedy Intel bastards....biggrin.gif


Why am I so mad?? because they created an artificial differentiation of products by leveraging their monopoly on IPC performance.

They dictate how we get to use the product we pay for... THAT is tyranny....mad.gif


Rant of the day. rolleyes.gif

What does this have to do with unlocked Pentium???

tp4tissue 07-07-2014 07:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clairvoyant129 View Post

Rant of the day. rolleyes.gif

What does this have to do with unlocked Pentium???

Sry dude..

I is just mad at how clear it has been that Intel's been toying with us..


Themisseble 07-07-2014 09:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by tp4tissue View Post

Sry dude..

I is just mad at how clear it has been that Intel's been toying with us..


Which CPU do you have? Go in bios and disable core that you will have dual core - OC it to 4.4ghz+ - go and play BF3 MP.

PunkX 1 07-07-2014 09:50 PM

^It was only a matter of time rolleyes.gif


Topic, great job! Standing by for more wheee.gif

tp4tissue 07-07-2014 11:54 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Themisseble View Post

Which CPU do you have? Go in bios and disable core that you will have dual core - OC it to 4.4ghz+ - go and play BF3 MP.

yes because battlefield 3 is the only game people play.. right?

and dang.. battle field 3... video games... the only thing people use their computers for... how could I not have known this...rolleyes.gif

Arizonian 07-08-2014 12:49 AM

Reminder Pentium G3258 Performance Thread discussion thread. smile.gif

Themisseble 07-08-2014 01:37 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by tp4tissue View Post

yes because battlefield 3 is the only game people play.. right?

and dang.. battle field 3... video games... the only thing people use their computers for... how could I not have known this...rolleyes.gif

depends what app/program you use. CB intel destroys AMD quad core... while steamroller OC-ed 4.7Ghz will be on pair with stock i5 3.8Ghz in pov ray 3.7 and faster black hole benchmark. Yes pentium G3258 is great dual core CPU but isnt this the time where we put dual cores behind?

Pentium G3258 is really good for some programs and games which are lightly threaded ... i will agreed with that and i will recommend it to everyone. But usually GPU is way more powerfull - and for most program is better to have slow CPU and very powerfull GPU.

Why did i mentioned BF3? because it runs well on fast dualcores

Intel celeron G1820 for way cheaper, also good and perfect CPU for some users. Dont forget low power CPUs for everyday tasks. In 2015 think may get different because of HSA support... No and i dont want to support dual cores in 2015 i prefer low power quad cores which will on stage as pentium K.

fateswarm 07-08-2014 02:49 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clairvoyant129 View Post

Rant of the day. rolleyes.gif

The intel monopoly is a serious issue that any Intel user would be in their benefit to crash.

AMD isn't a saint either though, they seem together in a duopoly of x86 related patents.



On topic: Anyone run an Office bench of some sort? I'm considering this chip ideal for office/light workstation machines. Perhaps much more ideal than for gaming.

Actually I'm almost certain it's more likely to get games that don't like it that workstation/office apps that don't.

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 05:24 AM

PlanetSide 2 on the AMD Phenom II @3.9GHz, PCSX2 - Shadow of the Collosus on the AMD Phenom II @3.9GHz and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on the Intel Pentium G3258 @4.4GHz uploaded.

JambonJovi 07-08-2014 05:26 AM

Subbed!

Would love to get my hands on one of these,
once I get the money together.

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 05:30 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by JambonJovi View Post

Subbed!

Would love to get my hands on one of these,
once I get the money together.

Thanks!
They're great fun!

If anybody wants I can do gameplay of Shadow of the Collosus from the intro, to the first colossi battle, and perhaps a bit of Zone of the Enders too.

I'll also give Super Mario Galaxy 2 a try If I can, I had problems running that on my Phenom II performance-wise however I haven't got any footage of it unfortunately, so the performance of the game will serve as an example of how the G3258 handles emulators at 4.4GHz.

PunkX 1 07-08-2014 05:39 AM

How about some Burnout 3: Takedown? biggrin.gif

If you have it, that is.

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 05:49 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by PunkX 1 View Post

How about some Burnout 3: Takedown? biggrin.gif

If you have it, that is.

I haven't got it but I'll see if I can find a copy on ebay or something, no promises though.

7 Blades was pretty demanding when I tried it on my Phenom II, I couldn't get it to perform to great, If I can find that I'll give it a go too, and also Metal Gear Solid 2.

v1ral 07-08-2014 06:42 AM

All I'm wondering is will it bottleneck sli 770/780s..
I want to get this and use it as a stop gap till broadwell:)

PunkX 1 07-08-2014 06:50 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by v1ral View Post

All I'm wondering is will it bottleneck sli 770/780s..
I want to get this and use it as a stop gap till broadwell:)

Well, you may be bottlenecked a bit, but nothing higher resolutions can't make up for biggrin.gif

If it's just a stopgap until Broadwell, it may serve your needs just fine!

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 07:29 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by v1ral View Post

All I'm wondering is will it bottleneck sli 770/780s..
I want to get this and use it as a stop gap till broadwell:)

I think that it's likely, but the bottleneck will likely be dependent on what games you are trying to play and what hardware you are coming from and using, and also what your other options are.
As PunkX 1 said higher resolutions are likely to make up for it I believe.

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 07:45 AM

I will be performing Battlefield 3 and Planet Side 2 benchmarks today whilst recording with Shadowplay.

Ghostrider5666 07-08-2014 07:51 AM

I'm definitely picking up the $99 bundle at Micro Center.

v1ral 07-08-2014 08:02 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopicClocker View Post

I think that it's likely, but the bottleneck will likely be dependent on what games you are trying to play and what hardware you are coming from and using, and also what your other options are.
As PunkX 1 said higher resolutions are likely to make up for it I believe.

Hmm.. I play star craft 2 mostly and for fps games I play source games, but I may dabble is AAA titles.

I know I WILL go overkill on my new motherboard, hoping it'll last as long as it can, since there are so many variations of cpus to choose from.

Devildog83 07-08-2014 08:09 AM

I just completed my 1st bench, g3258 at stock and GPU's are the same as with my AMD set-up. WOW !!!!!

This is my best run with a FX 8350 at 4.8 Ghz.


Here is the g3258 at stock 3.2 Ghz.


When I get time I will overclock and try again.

Weber 07-08-2014 08:12 AM

Here is my G3258 performance test, 4277 Marks at 4750MHz.

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 08:30 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghostrider5666 View Post

I'm definitely picking up the $99 bundle at Micro Center.
Great fun is to be had! thumb.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by v1ral View Post

Hmm.. I play star craft 2 mostly and for fps games I play source games, but I may dabble is AAA titles.

I know I WILL go overkill on my new motherboard, hoping it'll last as long as it can, since there are so many variations of cpus to choose from.

I went overkill on my board kinda unintentionally, I was going to settle for MSI's Z97M Gaming but I was interested in the Gene ever since the Z87 version, and it's going to need to last me a good couple of years so I thought I might aswell, I really like how I can get a MPCI-E w-fi or bluetooth card if I wanted to, and put it in a Small Form Factor MATX case like the Silverstone SG09/10 alongside the board's other features and it's aesthetics!

By no means was this board necessary but it's lovely!
What board are you looking at getting and what form factor?

If you're looking for MATX the Z97M is worth a look imo, I was very close to getting it, I'm sure there's a ton more boards out there too, and I think Gigabyte's Z97X-Gaming 7 board has 8 phases, so that should be pretty good too.

It'll last me for years to come, especially when I get an i5 or i7 either DC or Broadwell, I hope to get 3-5 years out of those chips and just the same amount of time for this board, Sandybridge 2500Ks and 2600ks are still capable even to this day! biggrin.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Devildog83 View Post

I just completed my 1st bench, g3258 at stock and GPU's are the same as with my AMD set-up. WOW !!!!!

This is my best run with a FX 8350 at 4.8 Ghz.


Here is the g3258 at stock 3.2 Ghz.


When I get time I will overclock and try again.

Nice! I didn't really know Valley was a bit CPU dependent.thumb.gif

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 08:39 AM


5408 CPU Mark! drool.gif
That's faster than my Phenom II at 4GHz!( I no longer run at that clock on it, it gets too hot and begins to throttle)
Quote:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 B55 @4GHz
Cores:4
CPU Mark - 5198
CPU - SingleThreaded 1378

What voltages did it take for you to get to that clockspeed?
And oh you have a 760 too?
It would be cool to bench my gaming performance against yours since our systems are quite similar if you wanted to.

Mighty fast ram you have there also. thumb.gif

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 08:49 AM

I'm going to play Shadow of the Colossus, get upto the first Colossi fight and record the performance.

Weber 07-08-2014 08:57 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopicClocker View Post

5408 CPU Mark! drool.gif

54533 points Realbench v2 at 4751.1MHz

This one has the same clock so I'm thinking the 1.477 volts were the same. I was after the very best bench here.
Just seeing what this baby can do, I would not game quite this high in the summer heat. But I really don't care if I fry this chip.

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 09:08 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weber View Post

54533 points Realbench v2 at 4751.1MHz

This one has the same clock so I'm thinking the 1.477 volts were the same. I was after the very best bench here.
Just seeing what this baby can do, I would not game quite this high in the summer heat. But I really don't care if I fry this chip.

Impressive!
I hope I can get to 4.6GHz under 1.35v when I have better cooling.

Devildog83 07-08-2014 09:27 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopicClocker View Post

Great fun is to be had! thumb.gif
I went overkill on my board kinda unintentionally, I was going to settle for MSI's Z97M Gaming but I was interested in the Gene ever since the Z87 version, and it's going to need to last me a good couple of years so I thought I might aswell, I really like how I can get a MPCI-E w-fi or bluetooth card if I wanted to, and put it in a Small Form Factor MATX case like the Silverstone SG09/10 alongside the board's other features and it's aesthetics!

By no means was this board necessary but it's lovely!
What board are you looking at getting and what form factor?

If you're looking for MATX the Z97M is worth a look imo, I was very close to getting it, I'm sure there's a ton more boards out there too, and I think Gigabyte's Z97X-Gaming 7 board has 8 phases, so that should be pretty good too.

It'll last me for years to come, especially when I get an i5 or i7 either DC or Broadwell, I hope to get 3-5 years out of those chips and just the same amount of time for this board, Sandybridge 2500Ks and 2600ks are still capable even to this day! biggrin.gif
Nice! I didn't really know Valley was a bit CPU dependent.thumb.gif

It doesn't look like it is much at all.

tp4tissue 07-08-2014 09:37 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Devildog83 View Post

It doesn't look like it is much at all.

the g3258 is for dadputer..

I hope this lasts another 8 years like the last one..

tp4tissue 07-08-2014 09:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weber View Post

54533 points Realbench v2 at 4751.1MHz

This one has the same clock so I'm thinking the 1.477 volts were the same. I was after the very best bench here.
Just seeing what this baby can do, I would not game quite this high in the summer heat. But I really don't care if I fry this chip.

Why do people keep saying that.. frying.... all the new boards have overcurrent protection.. it's highly Unlikely you're gonna fry it... rolleyes.gif

Weber 07-08-2014 10:36 AM

The lifespan of semiconductor components can be reduced by increased voltages and heat. Fry is as good a word as any to say the same ting in one word.

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 11:55 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weber View Post

The lifespan of semiconductor components can be reduced by increased voltages and heat. Fry is as good a word as any to say the same ting in one word.

What temps were you getting at that clock and voltage on water?
I'm considering a H80i for an i5 K.

Weber 07-08-2014 12:29 PM

XTU Stress Test was 1.491v 73C/62wTDP @4.91GHz

before and after delid temps
g3258 before delid

g3258 after delid

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 12:59 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weber View Post

XTU Stress Test was 1.491v 73C/62wTDP @4.91GHz

before and after delid temps
g3258 before delid

g3258 after delid

Interesting, nice clock you've achieved out of that.

I'm getting more Battlefield 3 MP footage up, alongside Shadow of The Colossus and Planet Side 2.

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 01:54 PM

Planet Side 2 upload soon.
Added an embed for when it's up in the OP.

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 02:59 PM

I've tried Watch Dogs and Star Citizen today, they both gave pretty lackluster performance for this chip @4.4GHz, Watch Dogs notoriously runs bad for PC Gamers, Star Citizen is in it's alpha stages and isn't the most optimized game because of that, the Pentium G3258 @4.4GHz fell short of the Phenom II X4 B55 @3.9GHz in both of those tests, well you win some you lose some.

I'll try and get a video uploaded with the Star Citizen gameplay on this chip.

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 03:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by tp4tissue View Post

Fvk Intel man... This chip cements their nature as greedy controlling beasts (locking cpus)... It's quite clear at this point what they've forced onto us... Don't get me wrong, i own and love the chip, but... sigh.


I go to church every sunday and pray AMD will make a comeback and beat some sense into those Greedy Intel bastards....biggrin.gif


Why am I so mad?? because they created an artificial differentiation of products by leveraging their monopoly on IPC performance.

They dictate how we get to use the product we pay for... THAT is tyranny....mad.gif

lachen.gif
I need to find space for this in my sig, but I know what you're saying, I too hope AMD make a hell of a comeback.

Stay Puft 07-08-2014 03:58 PM

Some
Quote:
Originally Posted by Weber View Post

XTU Stress Test was 1.491v 73C/62wTDP @4.91GHz

before and after delid temps
g3258 before delid

g3258 after delid

Lots of voltage for 4.9Ghz


TopicClocker 07-08-2014 04:40 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

Some
Lots of voltage for 4.9Ghz


Wow, pretty impressive! thumb.gif
How difficult is it to keep this chip cool above 1.35v?

Stay Puft 07-08-2014 04:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopicClocker View Post

Wow, pretty impressive! thumb.gif
How difficult is it to keep this chip cool above 1.35v?

I'm on water and it's not even hitting 60C in BF4 multi

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 04:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

I'm on water and it's not even hitting 60C in BF4 multi

Nice, I saw your Battlefield 4 footage at 4.6GHz, It ran quite well surprisngly, I was in for the same shock when I played Battlefield 3.

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 04:57 PM

Planet Side 2 G3258 @4.4GHz processing.
wheee.gif
Edit: And it failed. rolleyes.gif
Will reupload alongside BF3 and GW2 overnight.

Stay Puft 07-08-2014 05:01 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopicClocker View Post

Nice, I saw your Battlefield 4 footage at 4.6GHz, It ran quite well surprisngly, I was in for the same shock when I played Battlefield 3.

Gotta love 5Ghz wink.gif

http://valid.x86.fr/lynkgb

tp4tissue 07-08-2014 05:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopicClocker View Post

Planet Side 2 G3258 @4.4GHz processing.
wheee.gif
Edit: And it failed. rolleyes.gif
Will reupload alongside BF3 and GW2 overnight.


how did it fail.. crash ?

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 06:04 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by tp4tissue View Post

how did it fail.. crash ?

Nah my 9 minute video somehow became a 10 hour video and got rejected from YT, it basically got corrupted and I hadn't noticed. rolleyes.gif

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 06:06 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

Gotta love 5Ghz wink.gif

http://valid.x86.fr/lynkgb

Crazy, some of these chips clock decently.

TopicClocker 07-08-2014 06:25 PM

I've added Star Citizen and Watch Dogs to the list of games which don't perform to well on this chip.
I'll work on getting footage and frames in the next couple of days.

Clairvoyant129 07-08-2014 08:55 PM

If I had the time I would pick this baby just to play around with.

Themisseble 07-08-2014 10:48 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopicClocker View Post

I've added Star Citizen and Watch Dogs to the list of games which don't perform to well on this chip.
I'll work on getting footage and frames in the next couple of days.

quite interesting... can you compare it to this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb7K8SApQfw

need to know how the game engine is designed - optimized for more cores (4-8 = watchdogs) or that it use more cores (bf3)

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 05:30 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Themisseble View Post

quite interesting... can you compare it to this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb7K8SApQfw

need to know how the game engine is designed - optimized for more cores (4-8 = watchdogs) or that it use more cores (bf3)

I'll see if I can once I get a video of it.

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 05:42 AM

Witcher 2 ran pretty well if anyone wanted to know, I might have to do some gameplay in the opening scene and later on in the game.

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 05:56 AM

Over the weekend I might give Minecraft hosting a stress test with a couple of friends, or I'll test gameplay with this processor and host with my Home Server.

JambonJovi 07-09-2014 05:58 AM

Interested to see the BF3 results.

The video is being processed yeah ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

Gotta love 5Ghz wink.gif

http://valid.x86.fr/lynkgb

Sweet baby jesus that's nice. thumb.gif

smartdroid 07-09-2014 06:09 AM

Not that nice, 1.5V is too much voltage specially for a dual core.

I was expecting more but i may still get one of these to have some fun tongue.gif

smartdroid 07-09-2014 06:09 AM

false

Stay Puft 07-09-2014 06:21 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by smartdroid View Post

Not that nice, 1.5V is too much voltage specially for a dual core.

I was expecting more but i may still get one of these to have some fun tongue.gif

It's a 75 dollar dual core. Who cares if you kill it with too much voltage

JambonJovi 07-09-2014 06:27 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by smartdroid View Post

Not that nice, 1.5V is too much voltage specially for a dual core.

I was expecting more but i may still get one of these to have some fun tongue.gif

If my oldie E2220 could do 5Ghz @ 1.5V I certainly wouldn't mind. tongue.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

It's a 75 dollar dual core. Who cares if you kill it with too much voltage

QFT

smartdroid 07-09-2014 06:28 AM

Nobody...that's why i'm thinking in getting one biggrin.gif

Scorpion49 07-09-2014 06:35 AM

I might make the journey over to MC today and get the G3258 and a decent overclocking board, waiting to see if they come back in stock. This would be the perfect CPU for me if I could get 4.5ghz or more from it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by smartdroid View Post

false

I have to ask, did you mean to post this? What I mean is, a lot of times my text box seems to be populated with the word "false" right after I post something else, I keep thinking its some kind of bug:


Weber 07-09-2014 06:42 AM

I keep hearing objections to any Vcc above 1.4v. Where is the Intel statement V core range for this part that you are referring to.
Here is the data sheet, and there is no Vcc max or range listed. Only Power and Current. There is a listing of 1.7v on boot up though.
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/core/4th-gen-core-family-desktop-vol-1-datasheet.html

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 07:31 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by JambonJovi View Post

Interested to see the BF3 results.

The video is being processed yeah ?
Sweet baby jesus that's nice. thumb.gif

It's uploading at the moment, I'll try and get two videos up.
Hopefully in a couple of hours I'll have a 2-3 more videos, I'm going to try Just Cause 2 today.

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 07:34 AM

I've got a free day tomorrow so I'll have time to bench/record and upload pretty much all day, I'm going to try Sleeping Dogs, see if I can find my vanilla Skyrim backup, and Saints Row 3.

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 08:18 AM

Wow, well Sleeping Dogs runs pretty excellently!
EDIT: Getting weird freezing problems even with a really high frame-rate, could be be upload in the background affecting it or some form of instability, however I'm not experiencing it in any other game.
I might just have to verify my steam installation and hopefully that will fix it. Basically what happens is it pauses momentarily, I'm lead to believe it's either the game files or firefox.

I will get a video up of it after Battlefield 3 finishes.
Saints Row 3 next!

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 08:47 AM

Clip 1 of Battlefield 3 up, more to come!

wholeeo 07-09-2014 09:33 AM

Got a G3258 waiting for me to pick it up from MC. Going to delid it and practice a direct to die mount with it. Rather crush a $60 dollar cpu than a $280, biggrin.gif

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 09:40 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wholeeo View Post

Got a G3258 waiting for me to pick it up from MC. Going to delid it and practice a direct to die mount with it. Rather crush a $60 dollar cpu than a $280, biggrin.gif

Haha, good luck.
I don't think I could bring myself to deliding anything, it's not fear or incapability, I just can't imagine doing that to a CPU, I'd feel kinda bad for some weird reason.
We'll see when I'm trying to push 5GHz+ in the future on a CPU and I'm forced to delid to keep it cool. biggrin.gif

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 09:44 AM

Planet Side 2 video finishing soon, I hope this is the last time I have to upload this, 2 attempts failed over the couple of days due to either corruption or user error and uploading the same video. rolleyes.gif

I'm currently charging my pad for some Dolphin gameplay and might squeeze some Tekken 4, PCSX2 in.

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 10:57 AM

Dolphin Emulation?
Fantastic.

Will get a video up of Super Mario Galaxy 2 soon.

kzone75 07-09-2014 11:00 AM

What FPS did you get in Star Citizen, if I may ask? Ordered a G3258 for Skyrim only yesterday. Hopefully I'll get it by the end of this week. smile.gif

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 11:08 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by kzone75 View Post

What FPS did you get in Star Citizen, if I may ask? Ordered a G3258 for Skyrim only yesterday. Hopefully I'll get it by the end of this week. smile.gif

In the hangar it started out ok, the frames were showing 50+, but then when you start to move it jumps up and down and starts running pretty poorly, then there's other times where it seems to smooth out whilst Dog Fighting and run smoother at 30+ fps if you're not looking at an other ships, I'll try and get a video up today.

Edit: I've found a 59 second video in the hangar demonstrating this whille climbing into the ship, I'll be sure to upload this now.

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 11:13 AM

1st clip of Planet Side 2 uploaded, this wasn't performed in the harshest conditions(that video failed a couple of times, and will be re-uploaded again), it was what I would call "moderate" load/stress.

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 11:24 AM

I'm currently attempting to bring the volts down on my 4.4GHz overclock, I might be able to see how much headroom I have left to squeeze a couple more megahertz out of the chip under 1.3v, I'm currently at 1.271v after bringing it down from 1.275-1.280v, if this is stable I might be able to bring it lower, or clock it up hopefully.

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 12:05 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by kzone75 View Post

What FPS did you get in Star Citizen, if I may ask? Ordered a G3258 for Skyrim only yesterday. Hopefully I'll get it by the end of this week. smile.gif

I've got the hanger footage up now.

Themisseble 07-09-2014 12:49 PM

how did it run on phenom x4 ?

kzone75 07-09-2014 12:54 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopicClocker View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by kzone75 View Post

What FPS did you get in Star Citizen, if I may ask? Ordered a G3258 for Skyrim only yesterday. Hopefully I'll get it by the end of this week. smile.gif

I've got the hanger footage up now.

Thanks. Is that on high or very high? I haven't really noticed any difference between those settings, but still.. tongue.gif

TopicClocker 07-09-2014 01:32 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Themisseble View Post

how did it run on phenom x4 ?
This was a video I previously recorded with the Phenom II X4 B55, a month ago, there's no MSI Afterburner in this unfortunately but it's clear how much smoother it runs, a ton smoother in the hangar and whilst dog fighting even though there's slowdown and frame-drops, it's mostly maintaining 20-30fps+ in CPU-bound scenarios and the performance was similar to that of the footage I recorded on the 4th or the 5th with it. I haven't uploaded the Star Citizen ones I did with the Phenom II a day or two before I got the Pentium as of yet. (I was busy uploading other footage, but I'll do the Star Citizen ones since many are interested).
These include MSI Afterburner's OSD in the top left of the screen, I'll get around to uploading them tonight.


Bare in mind this was before the 1280mhz GPU OC.



Quote:
Originally Posted by kzone75 View Post

Thanks. Is that on high or very high? I haven't really noticed any difference between those settings, but still.. tongue.gif

I believe it was very high as I remember dropping it to high and medium when I began dog fighting in space to see if it would improve the performance.

1iwilly 07-09-2014 05:37 PM

Hey guys, this is my first ever desktop and first time overclocking. I'm running my G3258 at 4.5Ghz at 1.271-1.276V. Im reaching stress temps of 67-70 C on Core 0 and 60-63 on Core 1. Why are the core temps uneven? Is this a safe overclock? Thinking I can push the chip more?

Sorry for all the questions, just new to this overclocking thing. Thanks!

richierich1212 07-09-2014 05:45 PM

Looks good willy. Have you tried the 46x multiplier, same vcore?

1iwilly 07-09-2014 06:06 PM

I have not, I will later though and post results.

tp4tissue 07-09-2014 09:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopicClocker View Post

Haha, good luck.
I don't think I could bring myself to deliding anything, it's not fear or incapability, I just can't imagine doing that to a CPU, I'd feel kinda bad for some weird reason.
We'll see when I'm trying to push 5GHz+ in the future on a CPU and I'm forced to delid to keep it cool. biggrin.gif

bawk bawk bahkaw..

JK..

tp4tissue 07-09-2014 09:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1iwilly View Post

Hey guys, this is my first ever desktop and first time overclocking. I'm running my G3258 at 4.5Ghz at 1.271-1.276V. Im reaching stress temps of 67-70 C on Core 0 and 60-63 on Core 1. Why are the core temps uneven? Is this a safe overclock? Thinking I can push the chip more?

Sorry for all the questions, just new to this overclocking thing. Thanks!

that's normal.. push harder..


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.