Intel now offer Pentium CPUs with Hyperthreading

Intel now offer Pentium CPUs with Hyperthreading

Intel now offer Pentium CPUs with Hyperthreading

Intel now offer Pentium CPUs with Hyperthreading

 
With the release of Kaby Lake, Intel are now offering Pentium branded CPUs with Hyperthreading, allowing consumers to get two cores and four threads at some insanely low prices.  


With the addition of hyperthreading Intel's Pentium CPUs should offer i3-like performance, though this does come with a catch, with Intel's new Pentium CPUs lacking support for the AVX2 instruction set, which is very handy for video editing and transcoding. While the lack of AVX2 instruction set should not affect gaming performance, it is certainly a disadvantage that is worth considering. 

Below is a table detailing a lot of Intel's current Kaby Lake Pentium lineup, which come at prices a low a $64. 

 

 CoresThreadsClock SpeedsTDPPrice
Pentium 4560243.5GHz51W$64
Pentium G4560T242.9GHz35W$64
Pentium G4600243.6GHz51W$75-82
Pentium G4600T243.0GHz35W$75
Pentium G4620243.7GHz51W$86-93

 

Intel now offer Pentium CPUs with Hyperthreading

 

Hopefully, we will be able to get hold of a Kaby Lake Pentium CPU in the near future for review, as this CPU should certainly pack a decent level of performance for the price, making it very suitable for basic internet surfing or ultra-low budget gaming PCs. 

 

You can join the discussion on Intel's Hyperthreaded Pentium CPUs on the OC3D Forums

 

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10-01-2017, 08:20:05

AlienALX
Derped clock speeds. Wouldn't say $94 is insanely cheap for a dual core w/ht in this day and age.

One thing AMD always did was spank Intel for budget CPUs, so I have a feeling these "insanely low" prices won't stay where they are for long.Quote

10-01-2017, 08:51:36

dabar_šolta
i am curious how this goes in comparison with amds "old" and cheaper fm2 athlon 860k.Quote

10-01-2017, 09:04:18

dwatterworth
The lack of those instruction sets shouldn't affect general office productivity at all either correct? Looks like Intel just gave large offices the ability to have strong general purpose machines at bit lower price point, albeit without the fun Intel core sticker on the case.Quote

10-01-2017, 09:09:22

Thelosouvlakia
Aha! The pentiums are now i3s... and the i3s did get a K variant... hmmm Quote

10-01-2017, 09:11:10

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwatterworth View Post
The lack of those instruction sets shouldn't affect general office productivity at all either correct? Looks like Intel just gave large offices the ability to have strong general purpose machines at bit lower price point, albeit without the fun Intel core sticker on the case.
I think it is more that nearly everything these days is using at least four cores so they can't get away with selling dual core CPUs any more. Especially in gaming, where some games will actually refuse to run on dual core CPUs (like the stupid Pentium they launched).

Intel like releasing too little too late.Quote
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