How can you make your Pentium G3258 system cheaper? Run Ubuntu!

Subject: Processors | July 22, 2014 - 01:15 PM |
Tagged: linux, Pentium G3258, ubuntu 14.10

Phoronix tested out the 20th Anniversary Pentium CPU on Ubuntu 14.10 and right off the bat were impressed as they managed a perfectly stable overclock of 4.4GHz on air.  Using Linux 3.16 and Mesa 10.2 they had no issues with the performance of the onboard GPU though the performance lagged behind the fast GPU present on the Haswell chips they tested against.  When they benchmarked the CPU the lack of Advanced Vector Extensions and the fact that it is a dual core CPU showed in the results but when you consider the difference in price for a G3258's compared to a 4770K it fares quite well.  Stay tuned for their next set of benchmarks which will compare the G3258 to AMD's current offerings.

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"Up for review today on Phoronix is the Pentium G3258, the new processor Intel put out in celebration of their Pentium brand turning 20 years old. This new Pentium G3258 processor costs under $100 USD and comes unlocked for offering quite a bit overclocking potential while this Pentium CPU can be used by current Intel 8 and 9 Series Chipsets. Here's our first benchmarks of the Intel Pentium G3258 using Ubuntu Linux."

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Source: Phoronix
July 22, 2014 | 02:30 PM - Posted by dave (not verified)

wow

July 22, 2014 | 10:11 PM - Posted by joshontech

This is awesome because that is my exact build for my system all but the gpu. I have the Asus z97 killer mobo the pentium g3258 and a amd 7750 gpu running Ubuntu 14.10 lts. I am currently using this system for a server and the overclocking is so nice when I need to access stuff on the server quickly or while running a game server over it. Truthfully I didn't need the 7750 gpu but I had it Just laying around so I thought it would be a good addition.

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