Intel killing Pentium G4560, was hurting Core i3 sales

Intel's cheap Pentium G4560 was so good, it was hurting Core i3 sales so much it's reportedly being killed off.

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If you are old enough, you'll remember the days of the Pentium brand being the strongest CPU in the consumer world - but now, it's been pushed into the budget world while even the Core i3 is considered a budget CPU. Intel shifts into the mid-range with its Core i5 and even slower Core i7 processors, while we have higher-end Core i7 and even the new Core i9 in the enthusiast market.

Intel killing Pentium G4560, was hurting Core i3 sales |

According to the latest report from DigiWorthy, Intel is effectively killing the Pentium G4560 after great reception from consumers by scaling production down that will make it harder to find in the market. This method is something I'm sure Intel is hoping will push people into the arms of the more expensive Core i3-7100 processor, which is nearly double the price of the Pentium G4560.

The only difference between the Pentium G4560 and the Core i3-7100 is 400MHz in the favor of the Core i3, but it costs twice as much... doesn't make sense, really.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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