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Intel Pentium G3220 Haswell Dual-Core 3.0GHz LGA 1150 54W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646G3220

  • 22nm Haswell 54W
  • 3MB L3 Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics
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Intel® Pentium® Processor
Exceptional value with reliable performance

The Intel® Pentium® processor is perfect for all your everyday tasks-from streaming HD movies and videos to editing music and photos.

Great performance: Choose the Intel Pentium processor for excellent performance that won't slow you down. From high-quality gaming to streaming HD videos and movies, the Pentium can do everything you need.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • James K.
  • 7/19/2014 7:44:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFor the price, Phenomenal!

Pros: - Price to Performance ratio is Outstanding!
- Power Consumption & Thermal Output are quite low
- Intel's got a really good answer to most of AMD's offerings in the price range
- Mulit-Tasking is better than most would expect
- Barely breaks 40C with any descent tower cooler.
- System idles at 15W with an SSD and a Bronze 80+ PSU.

Cons: - Only Supports 1333mhz RAM speed, but honestly, it's not a huge deal. You can tighten the timings on higher speed RAM to compensate.
- Stock cooler is anemic, but sufficient, and keeps the price down. If you want silent, upgrade.
- Intel has no inexpensive true quad core options
- I wish AMD had something truly comparable.
- An i5 is like 2 of these on one die, why does it have to be 3x the price. :(

Other Thoughts: I have experience with all kinds of processors, considering I have been performing professional computer repair for over a decade. I have grown to love good, efficient, budget chips. The kind you'd want to recommend to the average person.

This is the Athlon X2 of its day! Cheap dual core that pairs great with a cheap motherboard, using very little power, and works fine with mild cooling. A perfect multi- purpose chip. However, Intel has really raised the bar with it's 3MB of L3 Cache and a integrated video that is usable!

The Sandy Bridge version of this chip was so pricey, it was nearly as much as a Phenom X4 of the time. A matter of tradeoff in that regaurd. The Ivy Bridge version improved this with increase clock speeds, energy efficiency, and lowered cost. This version takes it to perfection, IMHO, especially with it's extremely low idle speeds!

So what's the competition these days in this price range? AMD A4-A6? No thanks! As much as I used to love AMD offerings, these are glorified Single Core chips at high clock speeds. While they may have a descent idle power consumption showing, they use far to much power at max! Considering for the same price, you get the Pentium, I don't see why anyone would do the A4-A6 build. The integrated video is not significantly better to warrant the sacrifices. As much as I used to love and tout AMD offerings, I find them useless in this comparison. A8-A10 offering are far better comparisons, but are priced far and beyond this chip.

The newish AMD Kabini chips, such as the 25 watt Athlon 5350 is an interesting comparison. If multi-threaded performance at lowest possible TDP is important, then a Kabini chip may be the way to go. Plus it's a bit cheaper. Priced like a Celeron.

Anyways, I think this Pentium hits a perfect sweet spot. The build in video is enough for basic computing, and the chip teams up well with a mid-range video card for a great budget gaming rig!

If you gotten this far through my ramble, more power to you!

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  • FLY C.
  • 7/9/2014 8:10:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsno problems for transcoding

Pros: working very well doing transcoding with Freenas and Plex media server.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: i bought this CPU to make a home NAS build with FreeNas and have been working without any issues so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/3/2014 7:09:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsin addition to my previous entry

Pros: see other review

Cons: memory controller only supports a max of ddr3-1333

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  • LAWRENCE C.
  • 7/2/2014 2:44:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood alround CPU

Pros: cheap
fast-ish
better than celeron
low power consumption

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I used a few of these for some custom built workstations with varying levels of use.
This includes Office apps, and quickbooks, internet and other basic functions
One pc even runs photoshop and dreamweaver and this processor handles it just fine.
Its not a power house but is perfect for the average user.

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  • Joshua M.
  • 7/1/2014 1:21:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: It's really inexpensive, LGA1150 platform is nice for stability... Not sure what else I can put on here.

Cons: Mine showed up DOA. Unfortunately, my motherboard showed itself as DOA as well, so I was unable to confirm the CPU's death until after the motherboard was replaced. Fortunately, it's not much out on my end-upgrading now to the 3258.

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  • matthew c.
  • 6/27/2014 12:45:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent CPU!

Pros: You can't beat this CPU's performance for the price.
Biggest thing is it has the newer technology, The doubled prices for higher cache are absolutely not necessary for double the price.

Overall great CPU for any PC from modern gaming to home theater.

Cons: For you Overclockers it will not overclock very much 100-200 MHz
If you're an Overclocking you shouldn't be looking at a Pentium CPU. Look for something that has more potential for OC

Other Thoughts: Make sure if you are using the stock cooler you have that cooler seated tight and properly or it will start to overheat and under clock its self and you will have slower performance.

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  • Ronnie M.
  • 6/26/2014 12:56:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsIncredible Value!

Pros: Speeedy, dirt cheap, (can be found used)...

Cons: None for price paid...

Other Thoughts: Doesn't seem to struggle hardly with any thing I throw at it...Will get a Haswell Quad when prices settle a little..till then Im happy..

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  • rebecca j.
  • 6/24/2014 9:55:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works as advertized

Cons: uncap-able of using ram that came with the package deal that i bought will work in motherboard but not at correct speed cpu is only cacapable of 13333 speeds but ram was 1600 very misleading statements on neweggs part

Other Thoughts: as i have learned from this process that on should first check cpu speeds for ram before purchasing

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  • Chad M.
  • 6/23/2014 8:41:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEggcellent Budget CPU

Pros: Very fast, most software is single threaded, so more cores does nothing for you and intel has by far the best single thread performance

Intel GPUs are no longer pathetic and run wonderfully on linux, for reference under linux even a old intel gpu like what you get with a ancient Pentium 4 from 2004 can put out 1080p (vs 720p on windows xp), but don't expect youtube to play 1080p on that

Has VT support, i thought all modern (2008+) CPUs had this then i got my current laptop with it's intel B970 CPU and it did not

Cons: Not over clockable, but there is a FINALLY unlocked Pentium (model #G3258) but then you need a high end motherboard (~$120) which defeats the purpose of a cheap CPU, though i expect that to OC very will compared to the i5 since it has less cores

Took a minute to figure out how the CPU cooler's push pins worked

Almost forgot about the case sticker hidden on the back of the manual

Scary crunching noise when clamping the CPU down, since it works i assume that was normal

Other Thoughts: These Pentium class CPUs are nothing like those old Pentium 4 CPUs from back in the day, don't be tricked by the name

Essentially a Pentium is a down-clocked i3 without hyper threading, given this build was for a linux OS and not a windows OS loaded with bloat-ware it makes no sense spending more for a i3, to anyone comparing a i3 and a i5 clock speeds i5s have a turbo feature

Running xubuntu with this and it flies with a cheap SSD, i know it was going to be fast but i am lucky i was not wearing socks
cold boot time was 2.5 seconds after post

This is my 1st time building a Intel based desktop, I have built 5 AMD based systems before this system

Threads/Cores are the number of process the computer can do at a single instant at the same time
Clock Speeds are not everything, there needs to be calculations per cycle rating otherwise it is a pointless number, for example compare these 4 CPUs
Athlon II X2 250 (it is a 3GHz dual core processor, from 2009)
Pentium G3220 (this CPU, from 2013)
Pentium G860 (it is a 3GHz dual core processor, from 2011)
Core2 Duo E8400 (it is a 3GHz dual core processor, from 2008)
if you look at the clock speed and number of cores they are all the same, but as i said the calculations per cycle are important, due to this these CPUs are anything but the same
using the slowest as 100% this is how they compare (+/- 1%)
100% - Athlon II X2 250
124% - Core2 Duo E8400
155% - Pentium G860
173% - Pentium G3220
in general use you can see that this CPU at the same clock speed as the other 2 CPUs is by far faster
If that Athlon II X2 250 had a clock speed of 5.2GHz (ignoring the Heat output/Power usage that would be crazy high) it would be very competitive with this Pentium G3220 CPU
Look up MHz Myth to learn more


Part List for this build:
DVD: LITE-ON DVD Burner SATA Model iHAS124-14
RAM: Team Elite Plus 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
SSD: ADATA Premier Pro SP600 ASP600S3-64GM-C 2.5" 64GB
CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 Haswell Dual-Core 3.0GHz
PSU: SeaSonic SS-300ES Bronze 300W ATX12V
MOBO: MSI H81I LGA 1150 Intel H81
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced
OS: Xubuntu 14.04 64bit
I could not be happier with how this build turned out, thought that PSU fan could really use a 50Ohm resistor

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  • Lori S.
  • 6/14/2014 10:44:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: Runs well
Cool with stock cooler
Cheap for a new CPU

Cons: Not über powerful (but it's a Pentium - not expecting insane power)

Other Thoughts: In my opinion, this is pretty much an i3, minus the integrated graphics. If you have a decent GPU, it should be able to beat an i3. This is a great CPU overall.

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