Intel Pentium G860

Intel G860

The Intel Pentium G860 is a low-end dual-core desktop processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture. Compared to the more expensive Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, many features are disabled including Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, AVX and AES. Each core offers a base speed of 3.0 GHz.

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale/Clarkdale architecture. The most noteable improvements are the new 256 Bit AVX instructions, the improved Turbo 2.0 (both features not supported by the G860) and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

The performance of the Pentium G860 is slightly above that of a similarly clocked Clarkdale processor due to some architectural improvements. Compared to AMD's Trinity Desktop APUs, the Pentium G860 offers higher raw performance than the A6-5400K, but is still below the A8-5600K and A10-5800K.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) offers 6 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost. The very low performance is only sufficient for older and less demanding games.

The total power consumption of the CPU, graphics and memory controller is specified by Intel at 77 watts (TDP).

SeriesIntel Pentium (Desktop)
CodenameSandy Bridge
Clock Rate3000 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache256 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)65 Watt
Transistor Count504 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Max. Temperature69.1 °C
SocketFCLGA1155
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3-1333 Memory Controller (32 GB), Intel HD Graphics
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $75 U.S.
Announcement Date09/15/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium (Desktop) G860

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 3065     avg: 3065 (34.64%)     max: 3065 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
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min: 13.1     avg: 13.1 (99.1%)     max: 13.1 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
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min: 29.6     avg: 29.6 (99.63%)     max: 29.6 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
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min: 684.6     avg: 684.6 (97.01%)     max: 684.6 Seconds*
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 3964     avg: 3964 (61.33%)     max: 3964 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 7695     avg: 7695 (28.2%)     max: 7695 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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min: 9063     avg: 9063 (23.38%)     max: 9063 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 4953     avg: 4953 (19.9%)     max: 4953 Points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 7551     avg: 7551 (18.88%)     max: 7551 Points
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
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min: 23.6     avg: 23.6 (96.13%)     max: 23.6 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
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min: 752.3     avg: 752.3 (92.53%)     max: 752.3 seconds*
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 2.34     avg: 2.3 (18.07%)     max: 2.34 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.2     avg: 1.2 (63.07%)     max: 1.2 Points
WinRAR: Result
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min: 1655     avg: 1655 (31.91%)     max: 1655 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
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min: 70.31     avg: 70.3 (36.67%)     max: 70.31 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
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min: 12.69     avg: 12.7 (20.43%)     max: 12.69 fps
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
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min: 0.229     avg: 0.2 (3.48%)     max: 0.229 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.179     avg: 0.2 (17.74%)     max: 0.179 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.102     avg: 0.1 (4.88%)     max: 0.102 GB/s
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
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min: 5393     avg: 5393 (42.82%)     max: 5393 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
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min: 4579     avg: 4579 (34.17%)     max: 4579 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
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min: 5023     avg: 5023 (30.16%)     max: 5023 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
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min: 6428     avg: 6428 (76.46%)     max: 6428 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
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min: 7476     avg: 7476 (82.27%)     max: 7476 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 21820     avg: 21820 (40.3%)     max: 21820 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 1998     avg: 1998 (7.24%)     max: 1998 Points
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Pentium (Desktop)

» Intel Pentium (Desktop) G860
   3 GHz / 0.3 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 720QM
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i5 4210U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 4260U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 3427U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 4402E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium (Desktop) G860
   3 GHz / 0.3 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100
   3.06 GHz / 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4200U
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4250U
   1.3 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T9900
   3.06 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T9800
   2.92 GHz / 6134 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-05- 4)