Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Kaby Lake (7th gen.) Socket 1151 CPU : £48.83 @ LambdaTek
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Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Kaby Lake (7th gen.) Socket 1151 CPU : £48.83 @ LambdaTek

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Found 21st FebEdited by:"scowie"
This dual-core processor became known as the "i3 killer" due to it having the same hyper-threading feature as the 6th/7th gen i3s, but at a significantly lower price, making it one of the best bang-for-your-buck cpus around.

Edit: prices keep changing slightly, so can sometimes be cheaper to buy at one of these other retailers:

Box: £49.18... if you need to add an item for free delivery: £1 ethernet cable
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That is bloody cheap - hot!
I run this thing in a Cheepo “gaming” machine with a gtx1050. My 12 year old has no complaints
Edited by: "steandange" 21st Feb
Sweet little chip. If only RAM and GPU prices weren't ruining it at the moment. Still, paired with 8GB of memory and a budget GPU it would form a capable 1080p gaming machine.
I use this CPU now with gtx 1050ti previously i used it with rx 480 (sold it to miners for profit ). I used to run most games at 1440 medium to high no worries at all . A great CPU and hot for this price
Very HOT indeed but just a bad time to build a PC with the memory and graphics card prices at ridiculous highs.
Awesome chip in its day. If building for a basic gaming PC from scratch it’s poss better to consider a Ryzen 3 2200g or 5 2400g and use the integrated graphics for now (although this and a 1050ti would be quicker for gaming (and more expensive)). At least there will be a future cpu upgrade path too which there won’t be for the G4560. Such a bad time to build a new gaming PC tho.
This and GT 1030 or a Ryzen 3 2200g with onboard?? Future use of the Ryzen kit would sway it for me.
I build a office PC with this, really happy with it, paired it with 8gb ram. Would make myself a HTPC but as already stated ram and gpu prices are ridiculous.
The big fly in the ointment is that Intel chose to withdraw support for the newer 8th gen CPUs on the previous chipsets.
It's not that they CAN'T support 8th gen - there are some hacked BIOSes that do run an 8th gen, but Intel say "NO" - they could have kept a smooth and unified LGA1151 platform, but they chose not to.

Don't think you can run a 7th gen on the new chipset either, again I'll bet that's an "Intel says NO" rather than an actual capability issue
Good deal, could put an extra tenner and get this as an option hotukdeals.com/dea…944
matth99997 h, 6 m ago

The big fly in the ointment is that Intel chose to withdraw support for …The big fly in the ointment is that Intel chose to withdraw support for the newer 8th gen CPUs on the previous chipsets.It's not that they CAN'T support 8th gen - there are some hacked BIOSes that do run an 8th gen, but Intel say "NO" - they could have kept a smooth and unified LGA1151 platform, but they chose not to.Don't think you can run a 7th gen on the new chipset either, again I'll bet that's an "Intel says NO" rather than an actual capability issue


Nothing new. Intel always put 2 chips on each paltform then move on.

There were increased power requirements, and some motherboards would not have suited the changes. May of the 'better' ones would have been fine.

What type of product 'maybe works on your motherboard'?

A bad one. AMD have taken that route a few times, just look at their Raven Ridge flash issue. 'It may work on this board, here, we'll ship you a CPU to upgrade the bios first'.

The majority of consumers don't buy multiple CPUs within a year or two. Buy a CPU, buy a motherboard, buy RAM. That's your system for 4+ years. No company supports motherboard upgrade paths for 4+ years anymore.
matth999914 h, 43 m ago

The big fly in the ointment is that Intel chose to withdraw support for …The big fly in the ointment is that Intel chose to withdraw support for the newer 8th gen CPUs on the previous chipsets.It's not that they CAN'T support 8th gen - there are some hacked BIOSes that do run an 8th gen, but Intel say "NO" - they could have kept a smooth and unified LGA1151 platform, but they chose not to.Don't think you can run a 7th gen on the new chipset either, again I'll bet that's an "Intel says NO" rather than an actual capability issue


I was going to say wait for the resident intel defence force to come tell you how wrong you are, but I was too late.
Nate14927 h, 52 m ago

Nothing new. Intel always put 2 chips on each paltform then move on.There …Nothing new. Intel always put 2 chips on each paltform then move on.There were increased power requirements, and some motherboards would not have suited the changes. May of the 'better' ones would have been fine.What type of product 'maybe works on your motherboard'?A bad one. AMD have taken that route a few times, just look at their Raven Ridge flash issue. 'It may work on this board, here, we'll ship you a CPU to upgrade the bios first'.The majority of consumers don't buy multiple CPUs within a year or two. Buy a CPU, buy a motherboard, buy RAM. That's your system for 4+ years. No company supports motherboard upgrade paths for 4+ years anymore.


To install kaby cpus on skylake-era boards you had to install a bios update. If you got shipped an un-upated motherboard guess what you had to do?

"You own a Z170 board, you don't have a Skylake CPU, and you have a Kaby Lake CPU installed. You turn on your rig, and it won't work. Reboot loops, won't start, and you get error codes. Get your hands-on any Skylake CPU, install it, go to the motherboard manufacturer page, download the latest BIOS file, put it on a flash drive, and update it from BIOS. Check if it's all ok then reinstall the Kaby Lake CPU and it should work correctly."

This is nothing new, and it becomes a non-issue as the board come in pre-updated by the manufacturers (or they launch the "next" gen altogether), and sure as hell it isn't amd specific like you make it out to be, Your "maybes and bad" are also nonsensical and only go to show again how biased of a user you are.
somerandomguy1234 h, 0 m ago

To install kaby cpus on skylake-era boards you had to install a bios …To install kaby cpus on skylake-era boards you had to install a bios update. If you got shipped an un-upated motherboard guess what you had to do? "You own a Z170 board, you don't have a Skylake CPU, and you have a Kaby Lake CPU installed. You turn on your rig, and it won't work. Reboot loops, won't start, and you get error codes. Get your hands-on any Skylake CPU, install it, go to the motherboard manufacturer page, download the latest BIOS file, put it on a flash drive, and update it from BIOS. Check if it's all ok then reinstall the Kaby Lake CPU and it should work correctly."This is nothing new, and it becomes a non-issue as the board come in pre-updated by the manufacturers (or they launch the "next" gen altogether), and sure as hell it isn't amd specific like you make it out to be, Your "maybes and bad" are also nonsensical and only go to show again how biased of a user you are.


This update problem was fixed by asus years ago.
You can flash the bios from a usb stick without any cpu installed at all,and if that fails they replace the board gratis at vendor.(asus then likely stick updated bios chip in it and push it out 'refurbished'.)
The issue at hand about the lack of compatibility is that A.M.D. totally changed the market and what you get for your money (for e.g. the i5 8400 is a response) but recent intel customers were left out.The reason is obvious;
7 series chips would have to have big price cuts.
Retailers holding stock would likely need rebates.
Intel could have allowed mobo manufacturers to decide what to support depending on the board model,
(almost anything would have run the i5 8600'K',which would satisfy most upgraders needs)
but they didnt, so recent customers were left with the Nelson laugh,'The Finger' and slashed used values.
Early adopters got expensive boards or tough cheese,and I believe this is to clear old board stocks.
Intel still treat its customers like cattle to be milked and until they compete / $ I will avoid them.
Not having a pop at anybody here,just my 2 pence worth.
Edited by: "joe_shmoe" 22nd Feb
Got this with a 4gig RX480 and its run all games on ultra at 1080p so far, amazing for the price.
utopiangames28 m ago

Got this with a 4gig RX480 and its run all games on ultra at 1080p so far, …Got this with a 4gig RX480 and its run all games on ultra at 1080p so far, amazing for the price.


Try assassin's creed Origins.
iceburglettuce20 h, 44 m ago

Awesome chip in its day. If building for a basic gaming PC from scratch …Awesome chip in its day. If building for a basic gaming PC from scratch it’s poss better to consider a Ryzen 3 2200g or 5 2400g and use the integrated graphics for now (although this and a 1050ti would be quicker for gaming (and more expensive)). At least there will be a future cpu upgrade path too which there won’t be for the G4560. Such a bad time to build a new gaming PC tho.This and GT 1030 or a Ryzen 3 2200g with onboard?? Future use of the Ryzen kit would sway it for me.


+1 This!

the AMD Ryzen 3 220G is the way to go for a cheap PC. It's more power efficient, faster, has double the cores, AND its integrated graphics is comparable to an Nvidia GT 1030. Another huge selling point for the Ryzen is the AM4 socket, which is generally cheaper than Intel's 1151 and makes it easy to upgrade to another CPU in the future without getting a new motherboard.

I'll vote hot because this is a good cpu price... but in the long-run, the Ryzen will work out as better value. It's cheaper when building a basic gaming rig (cheaper motherboard and no need for a dedicated GPU lower than a GTX 1050), uses less overall energy, and is upgradeable without replacing your motherboard
Wotan21 h, 5 m ago

I build a office PC with this, really happy with it, paired it with 8gb …I build a office PC with this, really happy with it, paired it with 8gb ram. Would make myself a HTPC but as already stated ram and gpu prices are ridiculous.


8 gig fine for htpc. use rx 560, still available at rrp.
iceburglettuce21 h, 59 m ago

Awesome chip in its day. If building for a basic gaming PC from scratch …Awesome chip in its day. If building for a basic gaming PC from scratch it’s poss better to consider a Ryzen 3 2200g or 5 2400g and use the integrated graphics for now (although this and a 1050ti would be quicker for gaming (and more expensive)). At least there will be a future cpu upgrade path too which there won’t be for the G4560. Such a bad time to build a new gaming PC tho.This and GT 1030 or a Ryzen 3 2200g with onboard?? Future use of the Ryzen kit would sway it for me.


lol
nyasham2 h, 12 m ago

+1 This!the AMD Ryzen 3 220G is the way to go for a cheap PC. It's more …+1 This!the AMD Ryzen 3 220G is the way to go for a cheap PC. It's more power efficient, faster, has double the cores, AND its integrated graphics is comparable to an Nvidia GT 1030. Another huge selling point for the Ryzen is the AM4 socket, which is generally cheaper than Intel's 1151 and makes it easy to upgrade to another CPU in the future without getting a new motherboard.I'll vote hot because this is a good cpu price... but in the long-run, the Ryzen will work out as better value. It's cheaper when building a basic gaming rig (cheaper motherboard and no need for a dedicated GPU lower than a GTX 1050), uses less overall energy, and is upgradeable without replacing your motherboard


Yeah have to say, very impressed by the little Ryzen chip. Looking forward to future releases - especially interested in seeing how Nvidia Geforce Now goes - it might be the case of having a £150 computer and just streaming is the way forward, although I hear the service will be expensive
mattturner75630 m ago

Yeah have to say, very impressed by the little Ryzen chip. Looking forward …Yeah have to say, very impressed by the little Ryzen chip. Looking forward to future releases - especially interested in seeing how Nvidia Geforce Now goes - it might be the case of having a £150 computer and just streaming is the way forward, although I hear the service will be expensive


Yeah, if game streaming really takes off, it will have a massive impact on PC and console gaming. As long as you have a decent screen and fast internet, you won't really need a mid to high-end gaming setup or next gen console. It's a good and bad thing, really.

But for today, I'm super impressed with the new Ryzen It's probably going to be the first AMD processor I ever buy... Unless if Intel punches back with a seriously beefed up iGPU overnight. I'm sure they can, but they just haven't bothered with that market
nyasham37 m ago

... Unless if Intel punches back with a seriously beefed up iGPU …... Unless if Intel punches back with a seriously beefed up iGPU overnight. I'm sure they can, but they just haven't bothered with that market


Intel have pretty much thrown in the towel with their integrated GPU efforts - they announced at the end of last year that their 8th gen CPU's will integrate AMD's Vega GPU.

I know... sounds like April fools, but many sourceson this along with product announcements.
vulcanproject21st Feb

Sweet little chip. If only RAM and GPU prices weren't ruining it at the …Sweet little chip. If only RAM and GPU prices weren't ruining it at the moment. Still, paired with 8GB of memory and a budget GPU it would form a capable 1080p gaming machine.


Why is ram so expensive at the moment? Prices seem to have double since I built my last gaming pc!!!
jordan1446 m ago

Why is ram so expensive at the moment? Prices seem to have double since I …Why is ram so expensive at the moment? Prices seem to have double since I built my last gaming pc!!!


DRAM prices have more than doubled since 2016. High demand if you believe the manufacturers on limited capacity. Slow potential for increasing capacity, you don't just knock up new production lines overnight.

Even if you could why would you, since you're now making twice as much money as you were 18 months ago on the memory you can actually ship.

There are only a few major manufacturers of it as well, none eager or capable of flooding the market to drive down prices.

nyasham10 h, 7 m ago

+1 This!the AMD Ryzen 3 220G is the way to go for a cheap PC. It's more …+1 This!the AMD Ryzen 3 220G is the way to go for a cheap PC. It's more power efficient, faster, has double the cores, AND its integrated graphics is comparable to an Nvidia GT 1030. Another huge selling point for the Ryzen is the AM4 socket, which is generally cheaper than Intel's 1151 and makes it easy to upgrade to another CPU in the future without getting a new motherboard.I'll vote hot because this is a good cpu price... but in the long-run, the Ryzen will work out as better value. It's cheaper when building a basic gaming rig (cheaper motherboard and no need for a dedicated GPU lower than a GTX 1050), uses less overall energy, and is upgradeable without replacing your motherboard



Maybe. The downer of going with the APUs is that they heavily rely on memory performance. Your system memory is now also essentially graphics memory and so you need to pair it with plenty of expensive fast RAM to get the most out of the integrated graphics. Preferably 3000mhz or better.

Whereas on the flip side you can use less, slower and much cheaper RAM with a dedicated card and an Intel chop like this for the same results. The price difference probably isn't that big. If DRAM prices weren't so terrible the APUs would be a lot more attractive.
somerandomguy12323 h, 29 m ago

To install kaby cpus on skylake-era boards you had to install a bios …To install kaby cpus on skylake-era boards you had to install a bios update. If you got shipped an un-upated motherboard guess what you had to do? "You own a Z170 board, you don't have a Skylake CPU, and you have a Kaby Lake CPU installed. You turn on your rig, and it won't work. Reboot loops, won't start, and you get error codes. Get your hands-on any Skylake CPU, install it, go to the motherboard manufacturer page, download the latest BIOS file, put it on a flash drive, and update it from BIOS. Check if it's all ok then reinstall the Kaby Lake CPU and it should work correctly."This is nothing new, and it becomes a non-issue as the board come in pre-updated by the manufacturers (or they launch the "next" gen altogether), and sure as hell it isn't amd specific like you make it out to be, Your "maybes and bad" are also nonsensical and only go to show again how biased of a user you are.


The Z170 board was never stated to support the Skylake CPU. They happened to be compatible.

But that is *entirely different* because It was clearly a distinct board, you knew you would have to do a bios update as it was a Z170, not a Z270. If you had a Z170 board, you already had a CPU.

Or you knew you were buying the older version and had a way around it.

With Raven Ridge, you don't know as it just asks for AM4 motherboards.
iceburglettuce21st Feb

Awesome chip in its day. If building for a basic gaming PC from scratch …Awesome chip in its day. If building for a basic gaming PC from scratch it’s poss better to consider a Ryzen 3 2200g or 5 2400g and use the integrated graphics for now (although this and a 1050ti would be quicker for gaming (and more expensive)). At least there will be a future cpu upgrade path too which there won’t be for the G4560. Such a bad time to build a new gaming PC tho.This and GT 1030 or a Ryzen 3 2200g with onboard?? Future use of the Ryzen kit would sway it for me.


Integrated Graphic and gamining
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