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Old 04-07-14, 08:49 AM
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Intel Pentium G3258 20th Anniversary Review



If you want a cheap gaming system, or an inexpensive overclocking tool, the latest Pentium could be just the thing.


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Old 04-07-14, 09:30 AM
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Definitely a no brainer for people building a budget build, you could get a low end matx mobo and a G3258 for ~£130 and still have great performance.
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Old 04-07-14, 10:05 AM
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Sad ending for a nice review...
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Old 04-07-14, 10:26 AM
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I can't help but think how much further this little Intel fighter would have got had it been Hyperthreaded.. but even so with those temps at 4.5Ghz it's got legs, all in all though a top little chip for nice budget surfers. Nice review Guv.
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Old 04-07-14, 10:30 AM
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Ahh nice review Tom, the whole concept of the little Pentium K makes me happy and if I had any Z87/97 kit I would get one just for some overclocking fun. I thave an urge to pair one with a 750Ti and some overkill cooling and absolutely rape it, better finish αclass first.

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H105 is overkill? Oh dear .

Good review Tom! still very excited to get my hands on mine.
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Just think how great this pocket rocket of a CPU would be with hyper threading1

This is great move here by Intel, they release something that competes well in the low end while not taking the thunder away from the higher end i5 and i7s.

It is good to see a competitive low end CPU from Intel.

Perhaps now is the time for some recommended builds Tom?
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H105 is overkill? Oh dear .

Good review Tom! still very excited to get my hands on mine.
You say overkill, I say more thermal headroom
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You say overkill, I say more thermal headroom
Personally I think my rad setup is a little bit more overkill

-edit- its a shame that this isn't the physical successor to the ol' unlocked i3 xxx cpus. they were an excellent idea.
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Would be nice if some multiplayer benchmarks could be posted since that is where CPU is pushed a fair amount more than single player benchmarks. Battlefield, DOTA and the likes.
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