Pentium Anniversary Edition G3258



Interesting: Pentium Anniversary Edition G3258 (Release Date: 06/25/2014) overclocked
...we paired the Pentium G3220 with a mid-range Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti WindForce graphics card that is readily available for around £100. We've listed the 1080p performance of the G3220, G3258 (both stock and overclocked) and compared them against the enthusiasts' favourite, the Core i7-4770K.

The overclocked chip does a very good impression of a Core i7-4770K - there's very little difference in real-world games run at 1080p. Sometimes numbers can be misleading, but the game(s) felt smooth and fluid to play. We'd challenge anyone to tell the difference between the overclocked Pentium G3258 and the 5x dearer Core i7-4770K in these games. Really, the standard chip is good enough for 1080p gaming.
CPU - $74.99 - Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646G3258

MB - $144.99 - ASUS Z97-A LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU - $149.99 - GIGABYTE GV-N75TOC-2GI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

RAM - $79.99 - CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2B1600C9

Total: $450