Benchmarks: GTA V, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Grid Autosport, Company of Heroes 2
The Pentium G3258 crushes the Athlon X4 860K in Grand Theft Auto V when using the R9 285, offering an average of 46.6fps, 25% faster than the X4 860K's 37.2fps.
The Athlon looked much better when paired with the GTX 960, but still the Pentium G3258 was clearly faster with a 7% performance advantage.
The G3258 was around 5% faster than the X4 860K when testing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with both the R9 285 and GTX 960.
The Pentium G3258 was considerably faster in Grid Autosport when paired with the R9 285, so much so that the stock 3.2GHz Pentium outperformed the overclocked 4.4GHz Athlon. With both CPUs at 4.4GHz the G3258 was 21% faster than the X4 860K.
Using the GTX 960 was beneficial to the X4 860K, as the G3258 was now just 5% faster.
Regardless of the GPU used, the G3258 was 18% faster than the X4 860K when comparing both overclocked at 4.4GHz.