Intel Pentium G3258 20th Anniversary Review with Asus ROG Z97 Ranger

3D Mark Vantage

Intel Pentium G3258 20th Anniversary Review

3D Mark Vantage

And here is why you'd be wrong to dismiss the Pentium. The Performance element of 3D Mark Vantage is heavily reliant, as all low resolution tests are, upon the CPU. Once you move into realistic territory with the Extreme preset the gap drops from 20000 points to 3000. Which is so little as to make a mockery of the Pentium's price tag. 

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04-07-2014, 05:30:21

SieB
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.Quote

04-07-2014, 06:05:54

Dexo
Sad ending for a nice review...Quote

04-07-2014, 06:26:22

Wraith
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.Quote

04-07-2014, 06:30:11

JR23
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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04-07-2014, 06:32:17

barnsley
H105 is overkill? Oh dear .

Good review Tom! still very excited to get my hands on mine.Quote
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