- Sep 19, 2012
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|Processor||Intel Pentium G3420 [i7-4790K SOON(tm)]|
|Motherboard||MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming|
|Memory||G.Skill TridentX 2x8GB-2400-CL10 DDR3|
|Video Card(s)||[MSI AMD Radeon R9-290 Gaming]|
|Storage||Seagate 2TB Desktop SSHD / [Samsung 256GB 840 PRO]|
|Case||[Corsair Obsidian 750D]|
|Power Supply||Corsair RM750|
|Software||Windows 8.1 x64 Pro / Linux Mint 15 / SteamOS|
It barely edges out a dual-core in heavily threaded tasks, and is only on par for Llano when it comes to heavily threaded tasks. It sounds as though the FX chips will be exactly what I said in every other thread--Phenom II's IPC but higher clocked and support for more threads. That won't make it better than Intel offerings, but it will be quite close in terms of value--at least until Haswell launches.
Pentium G2120 = dual core CPU
You see, just how AMD's Bulldozer modules are "less" than what we're used to CPU cores being until now, so are Intel's Hyper-Threading enabled CPUs "more" than what physical CPU cores stand for. In a sense, they're both pseudo quad core CPUs.
Either way, they're competitive with Intel's IB i3s, seeing as how they manage to score CPU "wins" enough times here and there, are a tad cheaper than them (especially than the i3-xxx5 ones, that come with HD4000), can be overclocked as opposed to Intel and especially, dominate everything integrated GPU-wise.