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Old 10-01-17, 11:49 AM
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Intel now offer Pentium CPUs with Hyperthreading

With the release of Kaby Lake, Intel are now offering Pentium branded CPUs with Hyperthreading, allowing consumers to get two cores and four threads at some insanely low prices.



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Old 10-01-17, 12:20 PM
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Derped clock speeds. Wouldn't say $94 is insanely cheap for a dual core w/ht in this day and age.

One thing AMD always did was spank Intel for budget CPUs, so I have a feeling these "insanely low" prices won't stay where they are for long.
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i am curious how this goes in comparison with amds "old" and cheaper fm2 athlon 860k.
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Old 10-01-17, 01:04 PM
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The lack of those instruction sets shouldn't affect general office productivity at all either correct? Looks like Intel just gave large offices the ability to have strong general purpose machines at bit lower price point, albeit without the fun Intel core sticker on the case.
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The lack of those instruction sets shouldn't affect general office productivity at all either correct? Looks like Intel just gave large offices the ability to have strong general purpose machines at bit lower price point, albeit without the fun Intel core sticker on the case.
I think it is more that nearly everything these days is using at least four cores so they can't get away with selling dual core CPUs any more. Especially in gaming, where some games will actually refuse to run on dual core CPUs (like the stupid Pentium they launched).

Intel like releasing too little too late.
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I think it is more that nearly everything these days is using at least four cores so they can't get away with selling dual core CPUs any more. Especially in gaming, where some games will actually refuse to run on dual core CPUs (like the stupid Pentium they launched).

Intel like releasing too little too late.
Haha agreed. Starve them versus bloat, unless it's with shear number of SKU's with Intel.

"Hey in i3's, we've got a 3.2ghz-3.9ghz range in 100mhz steps because why not?!" - Haswell used car salesman.

Perhaps number of sku's from basically any maker of anything is to make someone feel like they have something more tailored for them? But then again, there are the hugely successful singular product lines such as flagship devices/cars/sex robots etc etc.

I was more thinking in their potential price reduction to mega scale system providers like HP, Lenovo etc that generally won't put more than an i3 in the general office drone systems where their real revenue / predictable income cycles keep the silicon mill churning.
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Aha! The pentiums are now i3s... and the i3s did get a K variant... hmmm
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I wonder how good this would be for a home server......
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I wonder how good this would be for a home server......
If there was a 'T' variant, probably brilliant with a decent HSF for a fail safe.
Unless it's a media encoding server...
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If there was a 'T' variant, probably brilliant with a decent HSF for a fail safe.
Unless it's a media encoding server...
Yeah, . I'd eventually want to run Plex so this is a no go. Shame.
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