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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
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
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

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2.3 Points (1%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.2 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
3964 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
7695 Points (15%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
9063 Points (22%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
4953 Points (40%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
752.3 seconds (9%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
23.6 seconds (5%)
WinRAR - Result
1655 KB/s (20%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
12.7 fps (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
70.3 fps (30%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (9%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
13.1 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
684.6 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
7551 Points (14%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
21820 Points (14%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
1998 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6428 Points (58%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
5023 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
4579 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
5393 Points (21%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Pentium (Desktop)

» Intel Pentium (Desktop) G4500T
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Pentium (Desktop) G860
   3 GHz / 0.3 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i3 3120M
   2.5 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 Core m7 6Y75
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core m3 7Y30
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 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 i3 5020U
   2.2 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD Bristol Ridge A10-9600P
   2.4 GHz / 2048 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-05- 4)