( 4.9 Average / 85 Ratings )
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Great duel core CPU with hyperthreading. It's been running my PC just fine for the past few days.
Awesome CPU for the money. Good for most 1080p gaming and only £50!
Two cores and four threads. Performs within 10% of an i3-7100, but costs 50% less.
Great value cpu that can handle gaming and chews through everyday tasks
Intel disappointed PC builders yet again with their Kaby Lake generation. Their monopoly over the market stagnated CPU development while maintaining prices unjustifiably high. Intel did, however, do something incredibly weird to their Kaby Lake Pentium line up. When I watched in disbelief that Intel had a strange flash of generosity to gift budget builders a 2 core/4 thread Pentium G4560 at around $60 with virtually identical performance to i3's, I knew I had to jump on it as soon as I could.
This CPU lived up to the hype. It keeps up with every basic Windows tasks effortlessly. I've yet to install open world online multiplayer games like BF1 to see how this CPU keeps up, but Bioshock Infinite and Doom on 1080p and Ultra settings are easily running at 100+ fps.
The G4560 proves that Intel can be less greedy when it wants to. The G4560 is basically an i3 but at $50-$110 less. This CPU made not only the entire i3 line up obsolete but also made the $120 gap to the i5's difficult to justify for budget gamers. With the release of AMD's Ryzen R5 CPUs later this year, I expect the i3's and i5's to become even more obsolete if Intel doesn't do some major price cuts.
This thing is almost a steal at this price:performance ratio. Very quick so far and runs real cool. However the actual stock cooler is really quite loud, certainly compared with the GPU, PSU and 2 case fans. ( Plus the case fans were included in the case which was only £24!!)
So I might look at swapping that out. It's not actually "bad" just obviously loud.
Losing a star for the fan.
Good Kaby Lake class processor for the money. Allowed me to get my proverbial foot in the door on an upgrade, without breaking the bank. Paired with a Z170 Pro4s from AsRock. Not only will I save on the electric bill with this processor's 54W TDP over my old Core2 Quad's 95W, but at $60, this processor allows me room to expand my system to the maximum CPU my motherboard supports--Core i7-7700K. Nice!
Excellent budget CPU. Have not run into a bottleneck yet. The included stock cooler is sufficient.
Cheap, but fairly decent solution for a HTPC/Gaming Build. + HT for 60€.
the price for performance is amazing