Pentium G3258 faster than G4560?

kwalkingcraze

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I successfully built two rigs last night, and this Pentium G3258 at 4.0 GHz with DDR3 1600 completely blows it away than Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz with DDR4 2400. I got done finish installing new OS from scratch 1 hour 15 minutes faster than with G4560 with its suspected SLOW DDR 4 timing. Is this possible? DDR3 1600 is rated 9 CAS, while DDR4 2400 is 16 CAS.

I don't see all the hype on how DDR4 is faster than DDR3, especially CAS latency increases by 2 times. Anyone have this issue?
 

coercitiv

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I got done finish installing new OS from scratch 1 hour 15 minutes faster than with G4560 with its suspected SLOW DDR 4 timing.
If OS install takes 1h 45min longer on comparable systems you are storage bound on the slower system, either by hardware or by a software / hardware combo.
 
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I know that, for Gaming, the G3258 is thread-bound, whereas the 2C/4T G4560 can stretch its legs thanks to HT.

As far as "internet browser boxes" go, the G3258 is a pretty potent CPU. Price-wise, it only makes sense when paired with a cheap overclockable H81 board. Both of which are hard to find new these days. Thankfully, I stocked up.
 

epsilon84

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I know that, for Gaming, the G3258 is thread-bound, whereas the 2C/4T G4560 can stretch its legs thanks to HT.

As far as "internet browser boxes" go, the G3258 is a pretty potent CPU. Price-wise, it only makes sense when paired with a cheap overclockable H81 board. Both of which are hard to find new these days. Thankfully, I stocked up.
Pretty much this. I got rid of my G3258 when it became clear games had moved beyond 2 cores with no HT.

The G3258 would be useful for a net browsing type of PC, or perhaps running older games like SC2 that rely on single thread performance. For everything else a G4560 would be a better option due to HT.
 

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I've used both cpu's many times and the G4560 is definitely faster overall, it's essentially an i3 processor. You sure it isn't the hard drives? Are they SSD's or mechanical and are they the same?
 

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I've used both cpu's many times and the G4560 is definitely faster overall, it's essentially an i3 processor. You sure it isn't the hard drives? Are they SSD's or mechanical and are they the same?
Is the OP also counting the time to do the updates and setup in the install time? Is this normal for Windows 10?
 
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I've used both cpu's many times and the G4560 is definitely faster overall, it's essentially an i3 processor. You sure it isn't the hard drives? Are they SSD's or mechanical and are they the same?
I agree. If not tested with same model SSD in both rigs, then probably invalid results.
 
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I just built a G3258 rig, 2x4GB DDR3, and running Linux Mint 19 off of a USB. Interestingly, it will drive 4K off of the H81 mobo's HDMI port. That's the nice things about Linux drivers, they push the hardware to what it's capable of, and don't artificially limit them to 1080P, as specified as a limitation in Intel's ARK, like the Windows drivers do.

Currently have it at 40x multi, 1.280V vcore.
 

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on the tests I saw the G4560 was way faster for gaming, games are simply not made to run OK with 2c/2t anymore...

for older games and other applications only heavily running in 1-2 cores the G3258 OC could be faster no doubt...

I would take the G4560.
 

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