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Intel Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition Review

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faugusztin 24th June 2014, 08:46 Quote
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we were obviously quite exited when Intel announced it a few months ago.
ZeDestructor 24th June 2014, 08:57 Quote
If we could get a K-series i3..... that'd be greeaaaatt.
Combatus 24th June 2014, 09:08 Quote
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Thanks!:o
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Originally Posted by ZeDestructor
If we could get a K-series i3..... that'd be greeaaaatt.

It would be amazing - I think Intel would consider it too much of a competitor to its juicy i5's and i7's but we can live in hope!
Farsan 24th June 2014, 09:24 Quote
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If we could get a K-series i3..... that'd be greeaaaatt.

+1
ZeDestructor 24th June 2014, 10:06 Quote
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It would be amazing - I think Intel would consider it too much of a competitor to its juicy i5's and i7's but we can live in hope!

I don't think so. For those of us buying the higher end chips, it's because we need the extra cores, especially with this new batch of games coming out, and the rise of virtualization and whatnot.

Then again, what do I know.. I run a laptop with 16GiB of RAM and twin SSDs to build cloudserver images...
Impatience 24th June 2014, 10:16 Quote
I have an i3-4130 at present, and was thinking of switching to one of these. Would it give any REAL improvements? I'm going into Uni in september, so would possibly be doing rendering on it.. But is the i3-4130 really that much better for rendering? Or is it offset by the improvement in gaming?
mrbungle 24th June 2014, 10:33 Quote
I think this is a fantastic chip for those who want to push it to near 5ghz.

Seems to keep up pretty well with the i5's at these speeds in threaded programs and destroy most things in single threaded apps for £50.

Will be buying :D
Anfield 24th June 2014, 10:43 Quote
G3258 + Asus Z97I Plus + Low Profile GTX 750Ti = the cheap and tiny PC that is fast enough for 99% of the planets population and uses close to no power.
Combatus 24th June 2014, 10:44 Quote
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I don't think so. For those of us buying the higher end chips, it's because we need the extra cores, especially with this new batch of games coming out, and the rise of virtualization and whatnot.

Then again, what do I know.. I run a laptop with 16GiB of RAM and twin SSDs to build cloudserver images...

Oh yes don't get me wrong - what I meant was that many of the Core i3's such as the Core i3-4130 feature Hyper-Threading so you get two additional cores, albeit virtual ones compared to the Pentium here, and as you can see from the graphs this makes a big difference in multi-threaded applications and the same would be true for games.
ZeDestructor 24th June 2014, 11:03 Quote
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Oh yes don't get me wrong - what I meant was that many of the Core i3's such as the Core i3-4130 feature Hyper-Threading so you get two additional cores, albeit virtual ones compared to the Pentium here, and as you can see from the graphs this makes a big difference in multi-threaded applications and the same would be true for games.

It's a proper quad (i5) is still anywhere between 50-100% faster, let alone the HT quads...

I personally feel there is room for an unlocked i3, maybe with a limited multiplier (to say, 4.2?) compared to the usual line....

EDIT: grammar and words

EDIT: an even more interesting proposition could be an unlocked Avoton 8-core... Those things produce so littel power.. It would be like the Pentium M vs P4 days all over again!
trintragular 24th June 2014, 11:42 Quote
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2014/06/24/intel-pentium-g3258-review/2
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...so please bare with us...

Do you mean bear?
Combatus 24th June 2014, 11:50 Quote
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http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2014/06/24/intel-pentium-g3258-review/2

Do you mean bear?

Yep, no naked parties in the bit-tech lab or anything like that :D
kenco_uk 24th June 2014, 11:52 Quote
No, I think the intention was to actually get nekkid.
Xlucine 24th June 2014, 12:53 Quote
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We set our sites at 4.5GHz having seen early reports a few weeks ago of retails hitting this mark
Combatus 24th June 2014, 15:47 Quote
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Okay, I'm blaming the fact I got very excited with the G3258 :D
Spreadie 24th June 2014, 16:38 Quote
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Okay, I'm blaming the fact I got very excited with the G3258 :D
Don't you mean "exited"? :p



sorry, couldn't help myself
rollo 24th June 2014, 16:44 Quote
Considering what this can do I'm kinda shocked it was released. Unless you must have hyperthreading then why buy the cheaper i3s and i5s up to the k chips your not gonna gain much beyond what this can do overclocked.

Scan even have a pre overclocked bundle for sale.
MrGumby 24th June 2014, 17:40 Quote
Will see how well the cheaper asus motherboards overclock and my very well treat myself to one.
Ljs 24th June 2014, 18:05 Quote
Wow that is pretty impressive! Cheap, good performance, excellent power consumption - I can't really see most people needing much more.

I haven't really been paying much attention to CPUs recently but it's nice to see my 2500k was a decent investment.
CAT-THE-FIFTH 24th June 2014, 18:10 Quote
I don't know how testing two games really makes a decent gaming test.

Toms Hardware did a much more intensive test including frametime testing:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/pentium-g3258-overclocking-performance,review-32974.html

The Core i3 tends to have better frametimes in most of the games tested,even when the Pentium is overclocked. Heck,even the positively ancient Athlon II X4 750K is keeping up in a number of games,and in Thief the G3258 was the only CPU tested to show stuttering.
supermuchurios 24th June 2014, 19:54 Quote
Wonder what AMD Andy would make of it?
do_it_anyway 24th June 2014, 19:56 Quote
On the Skyrim graph, you have the CPU at 4.2GHz and 4.8GHz.
Is this supposed to be 3.2GHz and 4.8GHz, like the other graphs?
Spreadie 24th June 2014, 20:01 Quote
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Wonder what AMD Andy would make of it?

Amdy would love it. BIIIIG fan of Intel, that guy.
Yadda 24th June 2014, 20:18 Quote
Does anyone know yet whether this has enough horses for the more CPU intensive games like BF3/4 multiplayer for example?
rollo 24th June 2014, 20:20 Quote
People would have to buy one and test them in it. Outside of 64 player multi the games are not that demanding anyway.
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