The Core i3 series received new rivals. Intel Pentium G4560 is one of the most interesting processors, based on the architecture of Kaby Lake, which is the foundation of the seventh generation Core. Team German website ComputerBase tested a new Pentium, which has a chance to become a hit among systems costing less than $100. The Pentium G4560 was one of the processors of Kaby Lake, which debuted at CES 2017. Intel estimated it at $64, and if you look at the specifications, you can come to the conclusion that this is a very attractive price.
Pentium G4560 is a dual-core processor with Hyper Threading technology, thanks to which it is four-streamed. It is also one of the first three low-budget Pentiums in history, in which Intel provides this technology. The G4560 does not support Burst technology, so it has a constant base frequency of 3.5 GHz. This chip is equipped with 3 MB of cache in the third level, and its TDP is 54 V. In the same silicon core is a graphics processor, Intel HD Graphics 610, running at a clock speed of 1.15 GHz. This system, like the other Kaby Lake, is made using improved lithography of 14 nanometers, which Intel introduced as 14nm +.
In the Intel range, there are two other Pentium processors with Hyper Threading support. This model G4600 and G4620 with slightly higher base frequency and graphics card HD Graphics 630 on board. The Pentium G4600 was priced at $ 75, and the Pentium G4620 costs $ 86. If we are talking about the performance of processors, then this two and G4560 should be very similar, but the latter is the cheapest.
From the tests conducted it follows that at a price of 64 dollars, Pentium G4560 is really a strong player. This system is not only able to overcome the six-core AMD FX-6300, but it is also approaching almost twice the price of the Core i3-6100 (Skylake, $ 117), as well as the old Core i5-2500K, which cost about 230 dollars .
Tests show that in applications Pentium G4560 on:
In games Pentium G4560 on:
In gaming tests, at 720p and 1080p resolution, the novice easily overcomes the Pentium G4400, FX-6300 and A10-7890K, losing just 3% to more expensive processors, such as Core i3-6100 or Core i5-2500K. In testing applications (including synthetic ones), the difference between the Pentium G4560 and Core i3-6100 remains at 3%, but in comparison with the Core i5-2500K, the Pentium loses only 1%. This, of course, is the average of all the tests. In the Cinebench R15 program, the Pentium G4560 is the best multi-threaded test than the Core i3-6100, and the latter is better in single-threaded mode.
Game tests show that thanks to Hyper Threading, the Pentium G4560 processor does quite well on a platform equipped with not only medium-budget graphics cards, but also more expensive models, including the GeForce GTX 980 Ti or Radeon R9 Fury X. The cheap Pentium is able to cope even with the platform with Two cards GeForce GTX 980 Ti, working in the SLI system, in the game Witcher 3 almost reaching the performance at the level of Core i5-7600K.
If we are talking about multitasking, then we can note that we are dealing with a cheap processor. Pentium G4560 in the test of simultaneous work with game Witcher 3 and program WinRAR loses noticeably more than more powerful systems. It should be noted, however, that with simultaneous exposure of Witcher 3 and WinRAR. The latter loses much more significantly. The addition of Hyper Threading significantly reduces performance losses with previous-generation Pentium processors that have only two cores.
In terms of power consumption and temperature, everything is also very good. At standstill, the processor consumes only 34 watts. Single core load in Cinebench program, power consumption increases to 46, which means less than Pentium of the previous generation.
Both core Pentium G4560, in multithreaded test Cinebencha, consume at the level of 57, therefore, slightly less than Pentium G4400. It should be noted that the Core i3-6100 (Skylake) consumes 74 V, and the Core i5-2500K consumes 105 watts.
And what about the temperature situation? The tests show that under load the Pentium G4560 processor reaches a maximum temperature of 48 degrees Celsius. On the other hand, Core i3-6100 under the same conditions is heated to 61 degrees Celsius.