Intel Pentium - G4600 - £59.99 @ Novatech
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Intel Pentium - G4600 - £59.99 @ Novatech

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Found 5th Jan
Absolute bargain price! I'd grab this while you can if you're looking to build a budget PC.

Free delivery is available or £5.99 for next day delivery.

Enjoy!
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ritchiedrama1 h, 36 m ago

And people are still giving it cold votes, I swear some people on this …And people are still giving it cold votes, I swear some people on this site need to give their head a shake, lol this is pretty much an incredible purchase.


That’s cos a lot of n00bs who think they know something will only vote up when they see i5, i7, or Xeon
Chuck it on a cheap board with a budget SSD and you have a very snappy day to day desktop.

Add a budget graphics card and you have a capable gaming machine as well.
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Ruffuz5 m ago

Bargain



antmatz39 s ago

competes with a skylake i3 at nearly half the cost. …competes with a skylake i3 at nearly half the cost. http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Pentium-G4600-vs-Intel-Core-i3-6100/3894vs3511


And people are still giving it cold votes, I swear some people on this site need to give their head a shake, lol this is pretty much an incredible purchase.
oh and a better GPU....
ritchiedrama5 m ago

And people are still giving it cold votes, I swear some people on this …And people are still giving it cold votes, I swear some people on this site need to give their head a shake, lol this is pretty much an incredible purchase.


they just not educated about cpu's and prices, plus the amd crew will vote cold as will intel crowd vote down an amd deal. always been the same
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aberboy00736 s ago

they just not educated about cpu's and prices, plus the amd crew will vote …they just not educated about cpu's and prices, plus the amd crew will vote cold as will intel crowd vote down an amd deal. always been the same


Stupid I guess. Lol.
Cold. Got a Pentium Pro in my old office PC which cost less than this.
Just saying, I love Ryzen! Still voted hot though.
Might even be able to do some basic gaming with the HD 630. Good deal.
ritchiedrama1 h, 36 m ago

And people are still giving it cold votes, I swear some people on this …And people are still giving it cold votes, I swear some people on this site need to give their head a shake, lol this is pretty much an incredible purchase.


That’s cos a lot of n00bs who think they know something will only vote up when they see i5, i7, or Xeon
Good price, bare in mind that this is dual core. Voted hot.
JoeSpur33 m ago

That’s cos a lot of n00bs who think they know something will only vote up w …That’s cos a lot of n00bs who think they know something will only vote up when they see i5, i7, or Xeon


Then Intel’s got the marketing right in a way haven’t they!

I’m sure this price drop is related to the fiasco of recent Intel chipsets not being compatible and Coffee Lake launching properly not long ago.
plewis0054 m ago

Then Intel’s got the marketing right in a way haven’t they!I’m sure this pr …Then Intel’s got the marketing right in a way haven’t they!I’m sure this price drop is related to the fiasco of recent Intel chipsets not being compatible and Coffee Lake launching properly not long ago.


Perhaps as a result of the recent vulnerabilities disclosed:

kb.cert.org/vul…653

Even the Intel CEO has bailed.

marketwatch.com/sto…-03
Got this for £80 about 3 months ago for a basic build, Very good and stuck a 1050ti in and plays everything I throw at it at 1080p.
Chuck it on a cheap board with a budget SSD and you have a very snappy day to day desktop.

Add a budget graphics card and you have a capable gaming machine as well.
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vulcanproject11 m ago

Chuck it on a cheap board with a budget SSD and you have a very snappy day …Chuck it on a cheap board with a budget SSD and you have a very snappy day to day desktop.Add a budget graphics card and you have a capable gaming machine as well.


Yep, I have one of these in my media pc too, well the g4620 and has a 1050 ti in. Plays most games decently enough if a mate comes over or whatever too.
FatherTed4 h, 30 m ago

Cold. Got a Pentium Pro in my old office PC which cost less than this.


I’m sure you’re old pentium costs less than an i9 but doesn’t mean it’s better...
This is a good buy, it does compete with the i3 but has less cache!
Good price since intel is cutting manufacturing on these to sell their i3's.
People are probably seeing it's a 4000 series and thinking it's an old Skylake series. Intel's stupidity at doing 2000, 3000, and 4000 but then not doing 5000, 6000, and 7000 for following architectures.
RossC912 h, 21 m ago

I’m sure you’re old pentium costs less than an i9 but doesn’t mean it’s bet …I’m sure you’re old pentium costs less than an i9 but doesn’t mean it’s better...



He's joking. My Pentium 233 MMX cost more than this so that must be better.
denchington6 h, 19 m ago

Perhaps as a result of the recent vulnerabilities …Perhaps as a result of the recent vulnerabilities disclosed:https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/584653Even the Intel CEO has bailed.https://www.marketwatch.com/story/intel-ceo-sold-millions-in-stock-after-company-was-informed-of-vulnerability-before-disclosure-2018-01-03


I doubt it - Meltdown and Spectre affect almost all CPUs but the media mistakenly reported it as ‘Intel conspiracy’ because it makes for a better headline and everyone just lapped it up. Ignoring the fact that Spectre affects ARM as well and Meltdown affects all CPUs. The actual bugs are pretty insignificant but that won’t stop the media spreading FUD and misinforming the masses...
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plewis0016 m ago

I doubt it - Meltdown and Spectre affect almost all CPUs but the media …I doubt it - Meltdown and Spectre affect almost all CPUs but the media mistakenly reported it as ‘Intel conspiracy’ because it makes for a better headline and everyone just lapped it up. Ignoring the fact that Spectre affects ARM as well and Meltdown affects all CPUs. The actual bugs are pretty insignificant but that won’t stop the media spreading FUD and misinforming the masses...


Hardly FUD, OpenBSD developers experienced it first hand and outlined consequences over a decade ago:

marc.info/?l=…w=2
JoeSpur9 h, 28 m ago

That’s cos a lot of n00bs who think they know something will only vote up w …That’s cos a lot of n00bs who think they know something will only vote up when they see i5, i7, or Xeon


Indeed. Intel marketing at its finest. With so many dual core laptops chips, it's always funny to see people making a big fuss on laptop deals about i3, i5 and i7 since they are all mostly dual-core with HT.

Still, these Kabylake Pentiums show what Intel could do if Ryzen 3 APUs take too much marketshare from them in the desktop market: release an unlocked Pentium with HT. Guess that might be this years thing though as the shortage of these Kabylake Pentiums either shows Intel are poor at forecasting demand (unlikely) or are reluctant to cannibalise all their i3 sales. (Although to further confuse things, the Coffelake i3-8100 and i3-8350K are 4 core without HT although the later is priced very close to i5 prices).
slightly better than an OC amd 965 but with the bonus advantage of the 2 cores only, instead of 4
Edited by: "bobo53" 6th Jan
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bobo535 m ago

slightly better than an OC amd 965 but with the bonus advantage of the 2 …slightly better than an OC amd 965 but with the bonus advantage of the 2 cores only, instead of 4



w-what
denchington2 h, 13 m ago

Hardly FUD, OpenBSD developers experienced it first hand and outlined …Hardly FUD, OpenBSD developers experienced it first hand and outlined consequences over a decade ago:https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=118296441702631&w=2

Yes it is. Every chip has errata and bugs. Calling Spectre and Meltdown a problem for Intel only (which is what I was referring to and is what the media did) is like calling the rising fuel prices a problem for Toyota - because in both cases they are the incumbent and then pretending it doesn’t affect the others.
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bobo533 m ago

??


I don't understand your comment. The G4600 is a much better chip than the AMD 965, lol.
ritchiedrama21 m ago

I don't understand your comment. The G4600 is a much better chip than the …I don't understand your comment. The G4600 is a much better chip than the AMD 965, lol.


Talking about the phenom 965. In case we did not understand each other comments, I already said that this is better than an OC 965
Edited by: "bobo53" 6th Jan
plewis0050 m ago

Yes it is. Every chip has errata and bugs. Calling Spectre and Meltdown a …Yes it is. Every chip has errata and bugs. Calling Spectre and Meltdown a problem for Intel only (which is what I was referring to and is what the media did) is like calling the rising fuel prices a problem for Toyota - because in both cases they are the incumbent and then pretending it doesn’t affect the others.


I've heated this deal as it is a great CPU to get for a nice budget build but would like to metion that meltdown is an Intel problem though (alongside some ARM chips) whereas spectre is an issue for all. This is probably where the "intel only" confusion is coming from.

tomshardware:

Researchers have been able to execute a Meltdown exploit only on Intel processors, although ARM has submitted patches to protect itself from the same method of attack.

PCWorld:

AMD processors aren’t affected by the Meltdown bug.

arstechnica:

Meltdown, applicable to virtually every Intel chip made for many years, along with certain high-performance ARM designs, is the easier to exploit and enables any user program to read vast tracts of kernel data
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bobo5311 m ago

Talking about the phenom 965. In case we did not understand each other …Talking about the phenom 965. In case we did not understand each other comments, I already said that this is better than an OC 965


You said slightly better, it isn't just "slightly" better, lol, it's a lot better.
Probably time I upgraded from 775.
ritchiedrama16 m ago

You said slightly better, it isn't just "slightly" better, lol, it's a lot …You said slightly better, it isn't just "slightly" better, lol, it's a lot better.



what I count is the computing power, that is all. The inbuild gpu is irrelevant but obviously an advantage if needed. If I am not wrong, the g4600 cannot be OC. So, equal power compared to an OC 965 but obviously the less cores makes the difference in gaming giving the advantage to the g4600 . Obviously I would only buy this for testing and not to replace a 965. I got different tastes about what I need in reality and obviously the ability of power spending
Edited by: "bobo53" 6th Jan
Heat from me and I'll leave the techno warriors to battle this out themselves
But one thing I know is that it's better than my Pentium 60 from 1995
Edited by: "spannerzone" 6th Jan
bobo5326 m ago

what I count is the computing power, that is all. The inbuild gpu is …what I count is the computing power, that is all. The inbuild gpu is irrelevant but obviously an advantage if needed. If I am not wrong, the g4600 cannot be OC. So, equal power compared to an OC 965 but obviously the less cores makes the difference in gaming giving the advantage to the g4600 . Obviously I would only buy this for testing and not to replace a 965. I got different tastes about what I need in reality and obviously the ability of power spending



Just realized now that there are 2 logical cores for each one, then it is not any better than the Phenom 965 but obviously still a better value for the people building a new pc with an in build not too bad GPU to play the games on facebook
Chaz_UK58 m ago

I've heated this deal as it is a great CPU to get for a nice budget build …I've heated this deal as it is a great CPU to get for a nice budget build but would like to metion that meltdown is an Intel problem though (alongside some ARM chips) whereas spectre is an issue for all. This is probably where the "intel only" confusion is coming from.tomshardware:Researchers have been able to execute a Meltdown exploit only on Intel processors, although ARM has submitted patches to protect itself from the same method of attack.PCWorld:AMD processors aren’t affected by the Meltdown bug.arstechnica:Meltdown, applicable to virtually every Intel chip made for many years, along with certain high-performance ARM designs, is the easier to exploit and enables any user program to read vast tracts of kernel data


Yes but even that is Meltdown only and the actual data in the exploit is barely useable or of concern - they said 100 bytes of what should be secured data leaks out in10 hours, that’s if you can execute the exploit in the first place. It’s a headache for Intel but it’s not quite the drama everyone thinks or says, nor is it all exclusively Intel.

Bugs withstanding, this processor is a good price but like I said, I reckon it’s partly stock dumping of Kaby Lake generation hardware and chipsets as the extra cores on Coffee Lake represent one of the biggest changes in design since Core 2.
Edited by: "plewis00" 6th Jan
the indy is portraying the two exploits as affecting macs and other apple produce, very little mention of intel or Arm, even though apple IS either Intel or Arm, and they hate Putin and Trump, too.
bobo531 h, 0 m ago

Just realized now that there are 2 logical cores for each one, then it is …Just realized now that there are 2 logical cores for each one, then it is not any better than the Phenom 965 but obviously still a better value for the people building a new pc with an in build not too bad GPU to play the games on facebook


Yeah cause it has HT, so only 2 real cores, the result is this is 73% more powerful for a single core/thread. Even quad performance with the 2 logical HT threads is 22% more powerful than a stock x4 965. Basically destroys the x4 965. But it is 10 years newer. And uses less than half the power. Userbench
denchington12 h, 42 m ago

Perhaps as a result of the recent vulnerabilities …Perhaps as a result of the recent vulnerabilities disclosed:https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/584653Even the Intel CEO has bailed.https://www.marketwatch.com/story/intel-ceo-sold-millions-in-stock-after-company-was-informed-of-vulnerability-before-disclosure-2018-01-03


What a dubious claim.

The CEO exercised his stock option and sold based on his plan made up long ago.

Take a look at the 1 year graph, Intel is doing phenomenal.

google.co.uk/sea…959

Even after this bug was found, they are ahead of their price in November, and are at their all time non 2000 dot com bubble high.
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