Pentium G4560 or i3 6100?

kgrevemberg

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I was planning on doing a cheep-ish budget build for a friend but didn't want to get him a pentium for some games needing 4 cores to even boot. So i figured the hyper threaded i3 would work since games see it as 4 cores.

But recently I saw the G4560 which is also hyperthreaded and a lot cheaper.

Thinking about going with the pentium. Any advice?
 

mcconkeymike

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I've done a little research on these new hyperthreaded Pentiums and it appears that they spec out very similarly to Haswell i3s. Because of this I'd say go for the Pentium since I have a Haswell i3 4160 and when paired with a decent video card, it games well.
 

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Meh, guess it very much depends what you'll use it for. I personally wouldn't miss the ATX instructions probably.


What would the ATX instructions affect? It would be used for entry level gaming.
 

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It is not called ATX.

It is called AVX; Advanced Vector Extensions.

I assume it can help accelerate some visual effect in games. Though the floating point calculations likely benefits financial and scientific models more.
 

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I'd get the G4560 over a haswell i3, mainly because haswell/refresh stuff is soon, if not already, legacy hardware, DDR3 prices are skyrocketing since people don't make it anymore, and motherboards are slowly going out of existence. Even though the kaby lake motherboards are more expensive, at least you know you can get everything you want/need without too much hassle.

The new stuff is hyperthreaded, whereas the i3 6100 isn't. I'd still say get the new pentium.
 

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2nd post mentions Haswell i3's, so I figured I'd mention them also. I know exactly what I'm talking about.

Edit: Clearly I don't know what I'm talking about. Posting half drunk is a bad idea.
 

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I was quite confused aswell until I read the post and atleast understood that's what you were basicaly referring to. That being said:

The new stuff is hyperthreaded, whereas the i3 6100 isn't. I'd still say get the new pentium.
Wut?

 

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