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Hardware Intel Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Dogbert666, 24 Jun 2014.

  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Page 1 typo :
     
  3. ZeDestructor

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    If we could get a K-series i3..... that'd be greeaaaatt.
     
  4. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Thanks!:blush:

    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!
     
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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...
     
  7. Impatience

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    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?
     
  8. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    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
     
  9. Anfield

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    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.
     
  10. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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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.
     
  11. ZeDestructor

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    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!
     
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    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    No, I think the intention was to actually get nekkid.
     
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  16. Combatus

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    Okay, I'm blaming the fact I got very excited with the G3258 :D
     
  17. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Don't you mean "exited"? :lol: :p



    sorry, couldn't help myself
     
  18. rollo

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    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.
     
  19. MrGumby

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    Will see how well the cheaper asus motherboards overclock and my very well treat myself to one.
     
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    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.
     
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