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Intel Pentium G4560

Intel Pentium G4560 - 2-ядерный процессор с тактовой частотой 3500 MHz и кэшем 3-го уровня 3072 KB. Процессор предназначен для настольных компьютеров, разъем - LGA1151-1. Имеет встроенный контроллер оперативной памяти (2 канала, DDR3L-1333, DR3L-1600, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400) и контроллер PCI Express 3.0 (количество линий - 16).

Основная информация:
Год выхода2017
Сегментдля настольных компьютеров
SocketLGA1151-1
Шина8 GT/s DMI
Количество ядер2
Количество потоков4
Базовая частота3500 MHz
Turbo Boost нет
Разблокированный множительнет
Архитектура (ядро)Kaby Lake-S
Техпроцесс14 nm
TDP54 W
Макс. температура100° C
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Внутренняя память
Кэш L1, КБ2x32+2x32
Кэш L2, КБ2x256
Кэш L3, КБ3072
Встроенные модули
Графический процессорIntel HD Graphics 610 350 - 1050 MHz
Контроллер оперативной памяти2-канальный(DDR3L-1333, DR3L-1600, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400)
Контроллер PCIePCI Express 3.0 (16 линий)
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Intel Pentium G4560 BX80677G4560

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Pentium G4560Intel  £77Bench 43%, 45,635 samples1,646x
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DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor G4560 (3M Cache, 3.50 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch Date Q1'17
Processor NumberG4560
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$64.00
Clock Speed3.50 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP54 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)
Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 610
Graphics Base Frequency350.00 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB
Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
ECC Memory SupportedYes
PCI Express Revision 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16
AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Hyper-Threading TechYes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151
Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes

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Intel Pentium G4560 Is The Ultimate Budget CPU at Just $65 US

Intel’s Pentium G4560 processor has been tested by ComputerBase, revealing that it could be the best sub-$100 CPU.

Intel’s Pentium G4560 Is The New King of The Budget CPUs Under $100 US

The Intel Pentium G4560 is part of the Kaby Lake family of processors which were launched at CES 2017. The lineup includes several Pentium and Core series processors. The Pentium G4560 is a $64 US processor which is placed in the lineup and may not look like much until we get into the specifications of this part.

Intel Pentium G4560 Processor Specifications:

The Pentium G4560 is a dual core processor that comes with Hyper-Threading Technology. It has four threads and this is the first time Intel has enabled the technology on Pentium series processors. The CPU comes with clock speeds of 3.50 GHz base frequency but no boost clocks. The chip stores a 3 MB L3 cache and has a TDP of 54W. The processor also packs the latest HD Graphics 610 clocked at 1150 MHz. The chip has a price of 64 USD which is really good.

There are also the Pentium G4600 and G4620 which ship with slightly higher clock speeds and HD Graphics 630 chips. These processors retail for a higher price of $75 US (G4600) and $86 (G4620). Performance wise, all 3 processors should be pretty close to one another but the G4560 performance is really something to see in the tests below.

Intel 7th Generation 'Kaby Lake' Desktop Lineup

SKU NameCores/ThreadsCore ClockBoost ClockL3 CacheTDPSocketPrice
Core i7-7700K4/84.2 GHz4.5 GHz8 MB91WLGA1151$339 US
Core i7-77004/83.6 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB65WLGA1151$303 US
Core i7-7700T4/82.9 GHz3.8 GHz8 MB35WLGA1151$303 US
Core i5-7600K4/43.8 GHz4.2 GHz6 MB91WLGA1151$242 US
Core i5-76004/43.5 GHz4.1 GHz6 MB65WLGA1151$213 US
Core i5-7600T4/42.8 GHz3.7 GHz6 MB35WLGA1151$213 US
Core i5-75004/43.4 GHz3.8 GHz6 MB65WLGA1151$192 US
Core i5-7500T4/42.7 GHz3.3 GHz6 MB35WLGA1151$192 US
Core i5-74004/43.0 GHz3.5 GHz6 MB65WLGA1151$182 US
Core i5-7400T4/42.4 GHz3.0 GHz6 MB35WLGA1151$182 US
Core i3-7350K2/44.2 GHzN/A4 MB60WLGA 1151$168 US
Core i3-73202/44.1 GHzN/A4 MBTBDLGA 1151$149 US
Core i3-73002/44.0 GHzN/A4 MB51WLGA1151$138 US
Core i3-7300T2/43.5 GHzN/A4 MB35WLGA1151$138 US
Core i3-71002/43.9 GHzN/A4 MB51WLGA 1151$117 US
Core i3-7100T2/43.4 GHzN/A4 MB35WLGA 1151$117 US
Pentium G46202/43.7 GHzN/A3 MB51WLGA1151$86 US
Pentium G46002/43.6 GHzN/A3 MB51WLGA 1151$75 US
Pentium G45602/43.5 GHzN/A3MB54WLGA 1151$64 US
Pentium G39502/23.0 GHzN/A2 MB35WLGA1151$52 US
Pentium G39302/22.9 GHzN/A2 MB35WLGA1151$42 US

Intel Pentium G4560 Performance Benchmarks – Faster Than FX-6300, On Par With i3-6100 Skylake and i5-2500K Sandy Bridge

The full performance review of the Pentium G4560 is published by ComputerBase. Their performance tests are surprising as the $64 US chip is able to not only outperform a 6 core AMD FX-6300 processor but also manages to be on par with the higher priced Core i3-6100 Skylake ($117 US) and the once gaming champ, the Core i5-2500K which sold for around $230 US.

Applications Performance (Windows):

  • 15% faster than $90 FX-6300
  • 21% faster than $60 Pentium G4400
  • 23% faster than $149 A10-7890K

Gaming Performance (1080p):

  • 16% faster than $89 FX-6300
  • 26% faster than $60 Pentium G4400
  • 26% faster than $149 A10-7890K

In gaming benchmarks on 1080p and 720p, the Pentium G4560 single-handedly beats out the Pentium G4400, FX-6300 and A10-7890K while being under 5% slower than the more expensive Core i3-6100 and Core i5-2500K. In general Windows applications and synthetic benchmarks, the difference between the Pentium G4560 and Core i3-6100 is just 3% while the i5-2500K is just 1% faster when average performance is calculated. In the Cinebench R15 benchmark, the Pentium G4560 is faster in multi-threaded performance while the Core i3-6100 ends up a bit faster during single-threaded evaluation.

Intel Pentium G4560 Multi-GPU and Multi-Tasking Performance:

The performance tests reveal that the Pentium G4560 is very much capable of handling graphics cards from both mainstream and enthusiast tiers such as the Fury X and GTX 980 Ti. The chip can also handle multiple GPUs well with GTX 980 Ti SLI performance in Witcher 3 matching the Core i5-7600K.

During multi-tasking, the performance will be slightly hindered on the Pentium series due to the lower number of cores and the threads being fully utilized by the running applications. In an example, a multi-tasking scenario between Witcher 3 and WinRAR was created where the chip delivered a fine rate of FPS in the game but didn’t quite have ideal performance in the Windows application.

Intel Pentium G4560 Temperatures and Power Consumption:

The chip also features interesting numbers in regards to power and temperatures. At idle, the chip consumes just 34W and a slight load on a single core leads to 46W which is lower than the last generation Celeron CPUs. In multi-core load tests, the chip consumes 57W which is lower than G4400 (59W) and on par with the Celeron G1840.

Finally, we have the temperature tests which show that the G4560 reaches 48C at load which is slightly higher than the several Celeron chips operating at 41-42C. These are really impressive numbers for a budget tier chip.

Overall, the Pentium G4560 is definitely a killer chip for budget PC builders. It has great performance across the board and a price which should enable some really decent builds under $300-$500 US.

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Intel Pentium G4620 And G4560 Review: Now With Hyper-Threading

Enthusiasts and casual users alike have suffered from the slow trickle of CPU innovation over the last several years. Each new generation brings smaller improvements, and lately, stagnant pricing. Intel's 14nm Kaby Lake architecture, which marks the company's transition to an extended tick-tock-tock cadence, sets the stage for even less excitement from each generation. We appreciate faster transistors that provide higher clock rates, along with Intel's improved media capabilities, but the rewarmed Skylake design won't inspire anyone with a fairly modern PC to upgrade.

Although the high-end processors give us little to talk about, Intel's recent realignment of the Core i3 and Pentium families are a bit more newsworthy. First, the company launched an unlocked Core i3-7350K, and though it doesn't offer the value we expect from an i3, it is a fun chip for tuners.

Intel also infused the Kaby Lake-based Pentiums with 100-200 MHz of extra frequency. More important, they now enjoy the benefit of Hyper-Threading technology. In the past, Hyper-Threading was a key differentiator between the Core i3 and Pentium CPUs, but the dual-core chip's ability to operate on four threads simultaneously could put today's Pentiums on-par with some of yesterday's low-end Core i3s. Hyper-Threading can boost performance up to 30%, and though we usually see ~20% gains in applications optimized for parallelization (mileage varies, of course), this move also opens the door to games that require four threads.  

Kaby Lake Pentiums still include 3MB of last-level cache shared across the die, which is another differentiating feature compared to the 4MB-equipped Core i3s. Thankfully, the Pentiums do include a heat sink, which will help value-seekers keep costs down.

The 51W Pentium G4620 is the family's highest-end model. Its 3.7 GHz base frequency is only 100 MHz higher than the previous-gen G4520. As with all Pentiums, Turbo Boost is not supported. The chip does feature HD Graphics 630, though, and the Gen 9.5 graphics architecture provides fixed-function hardware for HEVC 10-bit decode/encode, VP9 8/10-bit decode, and VP9 8-bit encode. The G4620 offers promising performance, but its $93 price tag comes uncomfortably close to the Core i3 series. 

The 54W Pentium G4560 appears to offer better value with its 3.5 GHz base clock rate and $64 price tag. That's 31% less money for a 200 MHz sacrifice. The G4560 even challenges low-end Core i3 CPUs. Although it operates at a lower frequency than the 3.9 GHz Kaby Lake i3-7100 and 3.7 GHz Skylake i3-6100, it retails for $53 less. The Pentium G4560 drops you back to HD Graphics 610 with a lower 1050 GHz turbo clock rate, but most Tom's Hardware readers will probably pair the Pentium with a mainstream add-in graphics card. 

Intel did make a few adjustments to prevent the Pentiums from plundering sales of its own more expensive models. The company nixed support for AVX/AVX2 instructions and TSX-NI, though we don't expect those omissions to hurt low-cost gaming machines much. It also trimmed Optane support, which is one of the few reasons to upgrade to a 200-series motherboard. We don't know what price Intel's Optane caching will command when it comes to market later this year, but we're fairly confident that the technology won't be aimed at entry-level machines. Although the h370 and B250 platform controller hubs offer more connectivity than their predecessors due to increased HSIO lane allocations, if you don't need those features, low-cost 100-series motherboards are plenty attractive (and less expensive).

Some games benefit more from high clock rates more than any other specification, and most titles played on a mainstream gaming system will be graphics-bound before a CPU bottleneck rears its ugly head. Either one of the Pentiums we're reviewing complement low-cost motherboards and sub-$200 graphics cards for reasonable 1080p performance. But at the price points we're talking about, we want to really optimize for value. Let's see if the G4620's slightly higher clock rate is worth the big premium.

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Enthusiasts who shell out enough money for a Titan X aren't going to have an overclocked dual-core CPU under the hood. In an effort to balance the host processors we're testing with graphics horsepower, we're complementing them with a mid-range Asus Strix RX 470 4GB. We're also benchmarking at the 1920x1080 resolution most mainstream gamers will aim for in this price range. We present the AMD Athlon X4 750K with a 4.3 GHz overclock.

Comparison Processors

Ashes of the Singularity

Our entire test pool falls below Oxide Games' official minimum spec of a Core i7 or equivalent. Ashes of the Singularity is CPU-intensive and scales well with increased core counts and frequency, so the Core i5-7600K naturally assumes its position at the top of the chart. The battle at the other end of the price spectrum favors Intel's Core i3-6320. However, the Pentiums also turn in a decent showing.

The G4620 averages 43.8 FPS, edging out the G4560's 40.3 FPS. The Haswell-based Pentium G3258 does a great job of showing why you want Hyper-Threading and higher clock rates. After all, the Pentium G4620 and G4650 provide ~2x the performance. The difference is even more pronounced in our variance and unevenness test results.

Terrible frame time results from the Pentium G3258 and Athlon X4 750K necessitate removing them from the chart. They muddy the outcome, so we're creating two sets of line graphs when it helps clarify our presentation.

Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4's single-player campaign is notoriously graphics-bound, so we don't observe much scaling as we swap dual-core CPUs out for quad-core models. Only a few FPS separate the Kaby Lake CPUs. The unevenness and FPS/frame time difference results reveal just how close the G4620 and G4560 are when we pair them with a mid-range GPU.

You could drop down from the Ultra-quality preset to facilitate higher frame rates, but both Kaby Lake-based Pentiums can obviously push the RX 470 to its limit with these settings. The Haswell-era Pentium G3258 suffers frequent frame rate dips and worrying frame time variance.

Hitman (2016)

The Athlon X4 750K and Pentium G3258 struggle with Hitman's CPU-centric workload, thus providing unplayable performance.

The Hyper-Threaded Pentium G4620 and G4560 demonstrate incredible gains over the old G3258. Although the average FPS advantage is impressive, it's the higher minimum frame rate that has us so impressed. The G3258 also suffers extreme frame time variance during the test, while the Kaby Lake Pentiums compete with the pricier Core i3s.

The G4620 provides higher average and minimum frame rates than the G4560, but once again the unevenness index shows that there is little differentiation from a smoothness perspective.

Grand Theft Auto V

The quad-core CPUs bunch together during the opening sequence of our benchmark, but separate into a clearly-defined hierarchy as the workload becomes more processor-bound.

The Pentium G4620 pulls ahead of the G4560, but it's hard to say a 3.9% lead in average frame rate is worth the 31% price difference.

Core i3 and i5 CPUs perform best, but the Pentium G4620 and G4560 enable playable performance. That's a big jump over the woeful Pentium G3258 and Athlon X4 750K.

Project CARS

Slightly Mad Studios designed the Project CARS game engine specifically to promote parallelism by breaking tasks down into smaller chunks across available resources. The end result is a sophisticated engine that scales well with additional CPU cores and higher clock speeds. The developer recommends a minimum of a Core 2 Quad Q8400 or AMD Phenom II X4 940, but the G4620 and G4560's additional threads push them into contention with the beefier dual-core chips.

Once again, there is very little difference in the average frame rates achieved by our Kaby Lake Pentiums. But Project CARS does expose one of the most pronounced deltas between the two processors in our unevenness test results.

Although the Core i3 series provides a tangible advantage over the Pentiums, Intel's Core i3-7350K has the least attractive value proposition of the test pool. Yes, you can overclock the -7350K for additional performance, but what you have to spend on a heat sink and higher-end motherboard to leverage the chip's unlocked multiplier is prohibitive.

Metro: Last Light Redux

The Pentium G4620 barely slips past Intel's Core i3-7350K, but this game is obviously graphics-bound with modern processors.

Metro: Last Light Redux lists a 2.2+ GHz dual-core CPU as its minimum requirement, so our entire test pool technical qualifies. But the Athlon X4 750K and Pentium G3258 continue to lag the field due to their aging architectures.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's minimum CPU requirement is either a Core i7-750 or AMD Phenom II X4 965.

The Athlon X4 750K is the only processor that struggles mightily with this game's built-in benchmark. Meanwhile, a scant 0.5 FPS separates the other CPUs we tested. Intel's Pentium G4260 and G4560 again show little variation in the FPS/frame time difference and unevenness categories.

3DMark Time Spy & Fire Strike

We selected the Time Spy metric to illustrate DX12-based CPU scaling due to its demanding physics simulation, occlusion culling, and procedural generation operations. DX12 offers better scaling than DX11 and exploits the quad-core processors to great effect; we recorded a 1952-point gulf between the high-end dual- and quad-core CPUs.

The Pentium G4620 and G4560 leverage their additional logical cores to generate a big lead over the older Pentium G3258. The difference between the G4620 and G4560 is subtler. Intel's Pentium G4620 only provides ~4% more performance during the DX12 test.

The DX11 Fire Strike benchmark runs 32 parallel soft and rigid body physics simulations that tax the processor specifically. In this test, the Pentium G4620 only provides a 6% advantage over the G4560.

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Intel Pentium G4560 vs Celeron G4900

Comparing Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating

Value for money (0-100)

14.83

17.84

Achitecture codename

Kaby Lake

Coffee Lake

Release date

on January 2017

2 April 2018

Launch price (MSRP)

$108

$42

Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Maximum frequency

3.5 GHz

3.1 GHz

Bus support

n/d

4 × 8 GT / s

L1 cache

64 KB (per core)

64K (per core)

L2 cache

256 KB (per core)

256K (per core)

L3 cache

3 MB (shared)

6 MB (shared)

Manufacturing process technology

14 nm

14 nm

Maximum core temperature

100 °C

100 °C

Maximum case temperature (TCase)

65 °C

72 °C

Information on Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.

Max number of CPUs in a configuration

1

1

Socket

FCLGA1151

FCLGA1151

Power consumption (TDP)

51 Watt

51 Watt

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions

Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2

Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)

+

+

Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

SGX

Yes with Intel® ME

Yes with Intel® ME

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900 are enumerated here.

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900.

Supported memory types

DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600

DDR4-2400

Maximum memory size

64 GB

64 GB

Maximum memory bandwidth

n/d

37.5 GB / s

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900.

Integrated graphics

Intel HD 610

Max video memory

64 GB

64 GB

Graphics max frequency

1.05 GHz

1.05 GHz

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported

3

3

Maximum display resolutions supported by Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.4

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Max resolution over eDP

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Max resolution over DisplayPort

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APIs supported by Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900.

Max number of PCIe lanes

16

16

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Pentium G4560 10.29 +48.1%

Let's see how good Pentium G4560 and Celeron G4900 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

48.1% faster in synthetic tests

AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)

Cheaper ($42 vs $108)

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

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Intel Pentium G4620 & G4560 Pros & Cons

In the face of AMD's impending Ryzen launch, Intel seems resigned to bulking up its low-end offerings to stave off the competition's historically competitive mainstream CPUs. No matter the motivation, Hyper-Threaded Pentiums are a ray of sunshine for budget-conscious builders. The technology facilitates a big boost over Intel's Haswell-based Pentium G3258, which came to be derided for its poor performance in games that expected at least four threads. Although we did notice a performance hit in workloads optimized for AVX extensions, you can use an OpenCL-compatible GPU to augment performance in applications written with heterogeneous computing in mind.

Despite Intel's careful segmentation, the more powerful Pentium family unavoidably takes the shine off of lower-end Core i3s, which cost more and don't always deliver the extra performance to match. But both of the Pentiums we looked at today are still slower than Core i3s, i5s, and i7s in threaded tasks like media encoding and file compression. If you truly need the muscle of a quad-core CPU, don't rely on Hyper-Threading to match Intel's beefier processors.

The Pentium G4620 is a compelling offering, and if integrated graphics fit in with your productivity-oriented plans, HD Graphics 630 is as good as it gets from a Pentium. Expect to pay just under $100 for marginal gains over the Pentium G4560, though. In many tasks, particularly games, a GPU bottleneck masks the gains of a faster, more expensive CPU, so you'll need to gauge the G4620's benefit based on what you're doing and what other components might limit performance.

We picked up the Pentium G4560 for a scant $64 with free shipping. While it's true that we measured lower performance from the G4560 in several games, the nimble chip always landed a few percentage points away in average and minimum frame rate results. Hyper-Threading technology and higher clock rates definitely yield big gains compared to the unlocked Pentium G3258, at times doubling the unlocked CPU's performance. As important, it provided the same smooth frame delivery as Intel's Pentium G4620.

There's little reason to pair a Pentium with a Z270-based motherboard, so you can save some money on something with an h370 or B250 PCH. All told, it should be possible to build a capable platform for a few hundred bucks, leaving more room in your budget for a faster graphics card.

AMD historically does well in the value space, and many believe it'll claw back lost market share with Ryzen. We do expect AMD to be aggressive with its pricing, and the company's chipsets will once again be modernized, so that's a good thing. But we can't deny the Pentium family praise based on what AMD might do. By adding Hyper-Threading to the Pentium series, Intel boosts performance in a way that might even cut into some of its Core i3 sales. Sounds like a win to us.

  • Hyper-Threading
  • HD Graphics 630
  • Price
  • Locked multiplier
  • No AVX/AVX2 support
  • Lower performance than Core i3/i5

The Pentium G4620 wields the benefits of Hyper-Threading to great effect and provides an incredible performance increase over previous-generation models. If your GPU is fast enough to be held back by host processing, the G4620's higher frequency provides a small boost over the G4560, though you'll pay a big premium for it.

  • HD Graphics 610
  • Locked multiplier
  • No AVX/AVX2 support
  • Lower performance than Core i3/i5

Budget gaming builds always strive to optimize for performance per dollar. The Pentium G4560 stacks that equation in your favor like no processor before it. A slightly lower clock rate compared to the G4620 saves quite a bit of money, yet it's still fast enough for modern games and most desktop productivity apps. If a discrete graphics card is on your shopping list, the Pentium G4560's low cost might help you level-up to a faster GPU, too.

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