Intel G3930 1151 CPU £28.62 Amazon
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Intel G3930 1151 CPU £28.62 Amazon

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Found 30th Jan
Lowest price ever according to camel.

Fantastic CPU for basic tasks, not compatible for the newest gen Z370 boards mind you.
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It's usually about £30-35 so not a huge a saving, but still a good price.

It's about as fast as an i3-7100U in a laptop so it's good for most things, not just basic tasks.
EndlessWaves10 m ago

It's usually about £30-35 so not a huge a saving, but still a good …It's usually about £30-35 so not a huge a saving, but still a good price.It's about as fast as an i3-7100U in a laptop so it's good for most things, not just basic tasks.


I just put that in there so people don't have huge expectations on the capabilities of this CPU, I would not recommend gaming or video processing with this but anything else would do just fine.
I suppose to put it into some sort of perspective, this is about the same speed at CPU Benchmark as the legendary Core 2 Quad Q6600. That CPU still serves me very well in a general purpose/test PC...
Solid budget option, heated.
eddyboi1 m ago

I just put that in there so people don't have huge expectations on the …I just put that in there so people don't have huge expectations on the capabilities of this CPU, I would not recommend gaming or video processing with this but anything else would do just fine.


It'll run many games and do most people's video processing just fine too.
rcom17 m ago

I suppose to put it into some sort of perspective, this is about the same …I suppose to put it into some sort of perspective, this is about the same speed at CPU Benchmark as the legendary Core 2 Quad Q6600. That CPU still serves me very well in a general purpose/test PC...


But this is passmark we're talking about, so it's a rather warped perspective.

A couple of years ago Techspot compared the Q6600 and G3220. The G3220 is similar to the G3930. It's a couple of revisions older (Haswell instead of Kaby Lake) but the clockspeed, design and features are all very similar.

techspot.com/art…tml

The short version was that the G3220 was always faster than the Q6600 in all but one test (file compression), and often reached twice the performance.
What i cannot see is WHY!
why, unless upgrading your old processor which wouldn't be worth the messing about, why would anyone buy this as no one is gonna build a pc based around this processor ?
Am i missing something? ?
got one for 21 quid on a warehouse deal as a spare CPU should one of my PCs go down
good for Z170 and Z270 (and below)
EndlessWaves33 m ago

It'll run many games and do most people's video processing just fine too.


Yes, but my point is that it's not ideal for those things if it's your primary objective. Of course if you're running on low-medium settings then you should be okay but this processor has better use cases such as being in servers or for the office as it's still not very powerful.
Edited by: "eddyboi" 30th Jan
EndlessWaves19 m ago

But this is passmark we're talking about, so it's a rather warped …But this is passmark we're talking about, so it's a rather warped perspective.A couple of years ago Techspot compared the Q6600 and G3220. The G3220 is similar to the G3930. It's a couple of revisions older (Haswell instead of Kaby Lake) but the clockspeed, design and features are all very similar.https://www.techspot.com/article/1039-ten-years-intel-cpu-compared/page3.htmlThe short version was that the G3220 was always faster than the Q6600 in all but one test (file compression), and often reached twice the performance.


So what's you point? I'm not trying to sell the Q6600, merely pointing out it still does everything I need it to do in the PC it's in. The G3930 being close to it it in a very popular benchmark makes it quite capable for general usage in my view.
I honestly don't understand why anyone would want to buy a CPU this low end for what is essentially a dead socket (seeing as it won't function on a Z370 board)

After taking the full cost of your build into consideration, you'd honestly be better off with as used SFF PC from eBay with an Ivy Bridge or Haswell i5.
adderrson30th Jan

I honestly don't understand why anyone would want to buy a CPU this low …I honestly don't understand why anyone would want to buy a CPU this low end for what is essentially a dead socket (seeing as it won't function on a Z370 board)After taking the full cost of your build into consideration, you'd honestly be better off with as used SFF PC from eBay with an Ivy Bridge or Haswell i5.


Mining. Most mining ops use 1150 or 1151 sockets because components are cheaper and you don't need high or even mod range cpu, ram etc
lollypoplee43 m ago

What i cannot see is WHY!why, unless upgrading your old processor which …What i cannot see is WHY!why, unless upgrading your old processor which wouldn't be worth the messing about, why would anyone buy this as no one is gonna build a pc based around this processor ?Am i missing something? ?



Maybe some one wanting to build base no nonsense one and not into i7 32Gb wopping video card bemoth territory ?
adderrson48 m ago

I honestly don't understand why anyone would want to buy a CPU this low …I honestly don't understand why anyone would want to buy a CPU this low end for what is essentially a dead socket (seeing as it won't function on a Z370 board)After taking the full cost of your build into consideration, you'd honestly be better off with as used SFF PC from eBay with an Ivy Bridge or Haswell i5.


Whereas I agree with your second point for office type things - if you are buying new for whatever reason - e.g. a low-end gaming PC, budget server - why does it matter that it doesn't work on a more expensive new chipset when there are low cost motherboards that will do the job just fine?
Spent 40 quid on this yesterday for a mining rig
Rookiereece10059 m ago

Spent 40 quid on this yesterday for a mining rig


Ouch, it's a shame amazon removed their refund policy because now people just return and rebuy their item which is not great for anyone.
Edited by: "eddyboi" 30th Jan
might not be too bad for casual gaming like overwatch + do basic work/htpcl:
rcom3 h, 46 m ago

I suppose to put it into some sort of perspective, this is about the same …I suppose to put it into some sort of perspective, this is about the same speed at CPU Benchmark as the legendary Core 2 Quad Q6600. That CPU still serves me very well in a general purpose/test PC...


If you overclock the Q6600 to 4 GHz, still serves out a GTX 950/1050 without bottleneck:)! 11 years old processor.
DrTraktor4 m ago

If you overclock the Q6600 to 4 GHz, still serves out a GTX 950/1050 …If you overclock the Q6600 to 4 GHz, still serves out a GTX 950/1050 without bottleneck:)! 11 years old processor.


I never quite went that high, XP loved 3.6Ghz but 7 kept BSODing at the same clock when I tried it years ago, in the end went with a rock stable 3.5Ghz for 3 or 4 years.
rcom9 m ago

I never quite went that high, XP loved 3.6Ghz but 7 kept BSODing at the …I never quite went that high, XP loved 3.6Ghz but 7 kept BSODing at the same clock when I tried it years ago, in the end went with a rock stable 3.5Ghz for 3 or 4 years.


Q6600 @ 3.5 GHz is still remarkable gaming experience at 1080p medium:)!
I have a secondary "backup" gaming PC with i5 750@4GHz rock stable, max 75c with a towercooler, that processor is the true descendant of the Q6600:)!
Edited by: "DrTraktor" 30th Jan
DrTraktor4 m ago

Q6600 @ 3.5 GHz is still remarkable gaming experience at 1080p medium:)!


I don't doubt it. That Q6600 chip gave a 50% overclock just by changing the FSB, ahhhhhh, happy days....
Edited by: "rcom" 30th Jan
rcom14 m ago

I don't doubt it. That Q6600 chip gave a 50% overclock just by changing …I don't doubt it. That Q6600 chip gave a 50% overclock just by changing the FSB, ahhhhhh, happy days....


even though the i5 750 has unlocked multiplier, i did FSB overclock (200x20)to reach stable 4GHz @1.3-1.35V(auto):)!
And then from next year they made 2 different type of processor for more budget...introduced the "K" variant:)!
lollypoplee7 h, 32 m ago

What i cannot see is WHY!why, unless upgrading your old processor which …What i cannot see is WHY!why, unless upgrading your old processor which wouldn't be worth the messing about, why would anyone buy this as no one is gonna build a pc based around this processor ?Am i missing something? ?


A low power NAS?
Yeah good CPU for the price and I dare say chuck in a low cost board with little SSD and this would meet the average PC user's needs. intel just need to drop Celeron brand (or Pentium) and have a budget brand then the i series.
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