( 4.7 Average / 23 Ratings )
There seems to be a lot of hype around these new Kaby Lake Pentiums (dual core w/ Hyper-Threading support)--for the price I thought it was a great buy.
Great CPU got it for $75, Amazing for budget build and got this because g4560 was out of stock.
Finally, a chip to dethrone the Athlon X4 as the high king of budget builds.
At 3.6GHz it's not fast but not slow either, and with just 2 cores (+hyperthreading) it's not capable of handling a true quad-core workload, but for the price, it hands-down destroys everything else you could possibly put it up against.
It's great but I only bought it because the g4560 wasn't out yet. The performance is the same the g4560, slightly higher; but it doesn't justify paying $30 more.
This is an amazing little cpu for the price. I am more than satisfied with it, and i need nothing more than this to run today's games.
So far, so good. Very fast for web browsing, will test in more demanding games. Went with this processor instead of the 4560 due to it being two dollars more on Jet.com
At the time it was $30 more than the G4560 and only 100mhz faster but it has Intel HD 630 graphics instead of 610 which online benchmarks shows is about 80% faster and as I am not using a dedicated video card I thought that was worth the price jump.
Solid budget CPU with Intel HD630 graphics if you are not running a video card.
For my use and the price couldn't be happier. 1080p like a boss with low power draw low temps and low price
Powerful little processor. I haven't tested it fully, but on its own it can play the old Bioshock 1 & 2 at around medium settings with no problems. I haven't tried it with too many other games, but that sums up my experiences thus far.
As for the CPU cooler that it comes with, it does a surprisingly good job.