Intel are reportedly limiting Pentium G4560 CPU production to improve i3 sales

Intel's Pentium 4560 is the companies best performing budget gaming CPU

Intel are reportedly limiting Pentium G4560 CPU production to improve i3 sales

Intel is allegedly limiting the production of the Pentium G4560 to boost i3 sales

A report from Digiworthy has claimed that Intel is limiting the production of their Pentium G4560 in order to increase retail pricing and boost the sales of their more expensive i3 CPU models. 

With Kaby Lake, Intel increased the performance of their Pentium line of CPUs by enabling hyperthreading, which allows the CPUs to offer 4 total CPU threads. Alongside this upgrade Intel also allowed these CPUs to have 3MB of L3 cache, instead of the 2MB that was available on previous models. 

These upgrades have made these processors Intel's best bang/buck gaming CPU, given the reliance of modern games on a minimum of 4 total threads. With these modern Pentiums also offering clock speeds of 3.5GHz+, these CPUs also offer decent levels of single-threaded performance, which is very useful for gaming applications. 

With this in mind, Intel's i3 series of CPUs seem like terrible value by comparison, with the changes in capabilities offering only a minimal performance boost while gaming, with all i3 models except the i3 7350K coming without support for overclocking. 

  

Intel are reportedly limiting Pentium G4560 CPU production to improve i3 sales

 

With the Pentium G4560 costing £64.99 and the i3 7100 costing £109.99, it is easy to see why budget gamers are opting for the Pentium, with users requiring a £45 price increase for a mere 400MHz increase in CPU clock speeds.     

The main differentiating factor between modern Pentium CPUs and Intel's i3 series of CPUs is a lack of support for the AVX2 instruction set, which comes in handy when handling video editing and transcoding workloads. These instructions are not used in gaming very often, which allows Kaby Lake Pentiums to offers a lot of value to budget gamers. 

 

You can join the discussion on Intel reportedly restricting the production of their popular Pentium G4560 on the OC3D Forums

 

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10-07-2017, 12:16:50

russler
discontinuing HT Pentiums in 3....2.....1...Quote

10-07-2017, 13:45:50

AlienALX
lol what did they expect? I use a joke from Eddie Murphy. It is about sex, and not getting any...

"If you were starving and some one threw you a cracker you would say GOD DAMN THAT'S THE BEST GOD DAMN CRACKER I EVER ATE IN MY LIFE ! *kisses fingers* WHAT WAS THAT? WAS THAT CHEESE OR SALTINE? WHY THAT WAS DELICIOUS !!!".

In other words entry level gamers were starving and Intel threw them a cracker. And now they've realised it and will be piggy piggy oink oink greedy.

I just love the absolutely vile and disgusting way these companies treat their customers and do business. No really, I really do. They could not possibly show a single ounce more contempt toward us than they do already.

And also this. £110 for a locked I3? *laughs until he collapses* I see another spanking coming and it's got AMD written all over it !Quote

10-07-2017, 17:05:42

rfarmer
I recently bought an i3 7100 to use with my Media sever not realizing that Intel was offering hyper threading with the G4560. At $30 cheaper I would have grabbed the Pentium for sure.Quote

10-07-2017, 19:22:33

Chrazey
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
And also this. £110 for a locked I3? *laughs until he collapses* I see another spanking coming and it's got AMD written all over it !
Haha yeah, £109, a £45 price increase for just 400MHz more clock speed. Just outrageous Quote

10-07-2017, 21:00:10

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Chrazey View Post
Haha yeah, £109, a £45 price increase for just 400MHz more clock speed. Just outrageous
It's more than that. I3 is far far faster. More cache, faster cache, better/faster memory support. Has more integrated features that help lower power consumption, etc. It is much faster. But for a simple HTPC it's not needed.Quote
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