G3258 Successor

smc805

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Title says it all. I really enjoyed this little processor, solid performance especially when overclocked.

I'm wondering if Intel will follow it up w/ a 14nm version? Or (fingers crossed even though I know this is unlikely) an unlocked i3.

Thoughts?
 

Criticalhitkoala

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Hard to say. I think the g3258 is a great cpu. In my mind it's kind of toy, albeit a very powerful one. I've bought several for my nephews and paired them with old 1-2 gig geforce 650's. Gaming on it they love it. To the point that it makes their friends jealous cause their parents have the typical dell hd5500 i3 Costco SPECIALS.

concerning Intel releasing another one of its type. I actually think it would be a kinda dumb thing for them to do. The g3258 is kinda like the Marijuana gateway drug to the hard stuff like the 4690k. Which is why I think Intel was uber smart to make it socket 1150 and also make the h81 and h87 chipset oc able. There should be a price premium for our expectations of performance. Isn't it funny that no one buys a 4590-6700k for it to perform exactly what it's advertised for. Lots of us wants performance for free. I think it's reasonable to expect Intel to charge for us power users.
 

lutjens

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The G3258 is a good disposible chip that one can beat on to get a feel for overclocking without risking a more expensive chip and provides an entry point for people on extremely tight budgets. It works well with older, undemanding games. And that's about it...;)
 

Warrior

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I honestly think it would be kinda a dumb thing for them not to do.

It was a slap in the face to AMD's offering... That CPU can wipe the floor with some of their top chips.
 

Jeffredo

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I wish they'd make an unlocked i3, but that would be too likely to cannibalize their i5 sales. I liked overclocking my G3258 and most of my games are several years old. Just got Fallout 4 though and in many areas of the game the little Pentium has FPS drops and stutters my i5-4690k machine has no issue with. First time I really saw a pronounced difference between the two.
 

Criticalhitkoala

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I wish they'd make an unlocked i3, but that would be too likely to cannibalize their i5 sales. I liked overclocking my G3258 and most of my games are several years old. Just got Fallout 4 though and in many areas of the game the little Pentium has FPS drops and stutters my i5-4690k machine has no issue with. First time I really saw a pronounced difference between the two.

Same with skyrim and talos principle on my fiancee machine. I had a nice g3258 running 4.4 with stock fan for her and a geforce 960. She compared her experience on her setup and my than 4790k with 980. While at the high end the g3258 felt smooth occasionally it would stutter or have more dramatic decrease in performance over the 4790. I popped a cheap Craigslist i5-4560 I got for $125 in her machine as she been uber happy despite it running 8-10ghz lower.
 
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It seemed like the G3258 was a marketing celebration of the 20th year of the Pentium lineup. I don't seeing them doing this next year.

I wish they'd make an unlocked i3, but that would be too likely to cannibalize their i5 sales. I liked overclocking my G3258 and most of my games are several years old. Just got Fallout 4 though and in many areas of the game the little Pentium has FPS drops and stutters my i5-4690k machine has no issue with. First time I really saw a pronounced difference between the two.

A lot of games are moving towards utilizing more than two cores. It seems like Fallout 4 is indeed one of them.
 

ZodaEX

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The G3258 is a good disposible chip that one can beat on to get a feel for overclocking without risking a more expensive chip and provides an entry point for people on extremely tight budgets. It works well with older, undemanding games. And that's about it...;)

As far as I can tell they will play any kind of porn you run across too.
 

Wizzard

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I'd kill for an unlocked i3 equivalent. I don't need 4 cores for most things, but hyperthreading is nice. If the i5K settles at $250, I think $175 would even be a fair price for this hypothetical processor.
 

Criticalhitkoala

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I'd kill for an unlocked i3 equivalent. I don't need 4 cores for most things, but hyperthreading is nice. If the i5K settles at $250, I think $175 would even be a fair price for this hypothetical processor.

You can easily get a last gen i5 for sub $175 though.
 

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PGHammer

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There is already a successor to the G3258 (though the G3258 itself is still around): the Pentium G3260. I went with the '58 because it is still around (and the price has gone nowhere), and it's proving itself to be quite capable - throw 8GB of RAM on a motherboard equipped with a '58 and there's little it can't run; so far, the only game that I've had ANY issues with is the still-beta Ashes of the Singularity - and I haven't replaced the GPU that I had with the Q6600 yet. (Currently, I'm still pushing hte GTX550Ti I originally paired with the Q6600 - the only change is that it's now backstopped with QuickSync for streamage and recodes.)
 
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