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 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)65 Watt
Transistor Count504 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Max. Temperature69.1 °C
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3-1333 Memory Controller (32 GB), Intel HD Graphics
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$75 U.S.
Announcement Date09/15/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium (Desktop) G860


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Other CPUs of the series Pentium (Desktop)

» Intel Pentium G4500T
   2x 3 GHz
» Intel Pentium G860
   2x 3 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD A8-3850
   4x 2.9 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Extreme (Desktop) QX6700
   4x 2.67 GHz
+ Intel Pentium G4500T
   2x 3 GHz
+ Intel Celeron J4105
   4x 1.5 GHz - 2.5 GHz
+ AMD Phenom II X4 905e
   4x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium G860
   2x 3 GHz
- Intel Pentium Silver N6005
   4x 2 GHz - 3.3 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6850
   2x 3 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Extreme (Desktop) X6800
   2x 2.93 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Quad (Desktop) Q6600
   4x 2.4 GHz
- Intel Celeron N5105
   4x 2 GHz - 2.9 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-05- 4)