Review: Intel Pentium G4560 Boxed [BX80677G4560]

Intel Pentium G4560 tray [BX80677G4560] with Hyper-Threading support may be interesting not only for installation in office and work PCs, but also for creating decent budget gaming and multimedia systems.

The dual-core four-threaded processor has a fairly high clock speed of 3,500 MHz, L3 cache — 3 MB, support up to 64 GB of RAM in dual channel mode, support ECC memory and frequencies up to 2400 MHz. In fact, it is slightly trimmed versions of Core i3, with slightly lower frequencies and a cache, lack of AVX instructions (that help to solve multimedia tasks). The main argument in favor of buying it is a much lower price than Core i3.

Power of Intel Pentium G4560 will be enough to run the games of 2016-2017 at the minimum and medium settings in 30 FPS: Mafia III (medium), Dishonored 2 (medium settings), Battlefield 4 (ultra, except for scaling the resolution), CS: GO (ultra), DotA 2 (ultra), World of Tanks (ultra), Fallout 4 (ultra), GTA 5 (high), Evolve (ultra), Mortal Kombat X (ultra), DOOM (ultra) and so on.

The processor is not suitable for use with video cards of the top segment (such as 1080 Ti), but it will perfectly reveal the potential of low price cards (1050 Ti, RX 580).

One of the main advantages of the “stone” is its energy efficiency – this “low-power” CPU consumes almost nothing and has a low heat dissipation of 54 W. With a good cooler, the processor will work with a temperature of 40-50 degrees, even working under load.

If we talk about everyday multimedia tasks, the Intel HD Graphics 610 GPU will be enough, right up to run 4K / 60 HZ video from YouTube.

For whom?

The processor will be an excellent option for assembling a family PC or children’s leisure / study. But in no case should it be considered as the “heart” of a computer intended for creating media content. Video editing and 3D modeling programs will be very slow.

Where to buy?

You can buy Intel Pentium G4560 2 core (Dual Core) CPU with 3.50 GHz, Boxed with fan for the price 74,90 €. Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).


Main specs

  • 2-core processor
  • Frequency 3500 MHz
  • Socket LGA1151
  • L2 / L3 cache size: 512 KB / 3072 KB
  • Kaby Lake core
  • Technical process 32, 14 nm
  • Integrated graphics core
  • Integrated memory controller
  • Supports Hyper-Threading, AMD64 / EM64T, NX Bit, Virtualization Technology
  • Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4
  • BOX Version
  • Important information: This processor is not compatible with 3xx series chipsets

CPU frequency characteristics

  • Clock Frequency 3500 MHz
  • Number of threads 4
  • DMI system bus
  • Multiplication factor 35
  • Integrated graphics core HD Graphics, HD Graphics 610, 1050, 600 MHz
  • Built-in memory controller
  • 64 GB maximum memory
  • Memory Type DDR4-2133 / 2400, DDR3L-1333/1600
  • Maximum number of memory channels 2

Cache size

  • L1 cache size – 64 KB
  • L2 cache size – 512 KB
  • L3 cache size – 3072 KB

Heat dissipation

  • Typical heat dissipation 54 W
  • Maximum operating temperature 100 ° C
  • Max. number of PCI Express 16 channels

Testing Intel Pentium G4560 processor and comparing it with G4620, AMD A8-7670K, AMD A10-7850K

Processor Intel Core i3-4170 Intel Pentium G4560 Intel Pentium G4620
Core Haswell Kaby Lake Kaby Lake
Technology 22 nm 14 nm 14 nm
Core frequency, GHz 3,7 3,5 3,7
Number of cores / threads 2/4 2/4 2/4
L1 Cache, I/D, KB 64/64 64/64 64/64
L2 Cache, KB 2×256 2×256 2×256
L3 Cash, MiB 3 3 3
RAM 2×DDR3-1600 2×DDR4-2400 2×DDR4-2400
TDP, Wt 53 54 51
GPU HD Graphics 4200 HD Graphics 610 HD Graphics 630
Computeruniverse price 74,9 € 107 €
Processor AMD A8-7670K AMD A10-7850K
Core Godavari Kaveri
Technology 28 нм 28 нм
Core frequency, GHz 3,6/3,9 3,7/4,0
Number of cores / threads 2/4 2/4
L1 Cache, I/D, KB 192/64 192/64
L2 Cache, KB 2×2048 2×2048
RAM 2×DDR3-2133 2×DDR3-2133
TDP, Wt 95 95
GPU Radeon R7 Radeon R7
Computeruniverse price

Testing iXBT Application Benchmark 2017

Explanation of tests: IGB (purple line) – an integrated video card is used. EXT – used a discrete graphics card based on the GeForce GTX 1070.

In the first test of Video Conversion using MediaCoder, processors with no discrete graphics show slightly better results. However, the difference is at the level of error. In rendering programs, the situation is similar.

Converting Videos
Rendering Test

Test: video editing and video content creation. In Adobe Premiere, GPU power is so important that even on dual-core processors, you can easily get significant acceleration by using a powerful discrete video card instead of a weak integrated one.

Video editing

According to the results of the digital photo processing test, it was shown that photo processing programs can work fine even with not powerfull integrated graphic adapters.

Digital Photo Editing

In such programs as an optical character recognition (OCR) application, archiving and scientific calculations, graphic acceleration is not used at all and the results are almost the same for PC with integral and discrete graphics.

Scientific Calculations
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Energy Efficiency Tests

It is clear that a discrete graphics card system will consume significantly more energy. In general, the best results in terms of power consumption are shown by Intel Core-I3 and the Kaby Lake G4560 processor.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption CPU (EPS12V)
Energy Efficiency

Game Tests

Integrated graphics APU AMD – one of the few solutions on the market that can cope with the games World of Tanks and Battlefield 1, at least in HD-resolution and with minimal picture quality. However, Intel’s integrated graphics also draw a good deal of World of Tanks.

World of Tanks

Battlefield 1

Test results show that APU AMD in Far Cry Primal and Rise Of The Tomb Raider games are somewhere on the verge of playability. But Intel’s GPU performance is too low for running these games.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Far Cry Primal

Deus Ex and Dark Souls III were too powerful for AMD and integrated GPUs.

Dark Souls III

Deus Ex: Mankind Devided

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game was launched well on the integrated Intel graphics and AMD APU. However, playability is achieved only at low resolution.

Final result

Test results were taken from users of the portal

Customer reviews, advantages and disadvantages

The main advantages: good integrated graphics, low power consumption and heat dissipation, DDR4 support, a fairly affordable price tag for INTEL processors.

Disadvantages: The processor of the budget series, so it is not suitable for several heavy tasks and video editing.

Buyers were satisfied with the price-performance ratio of this processor and found this option optimal for low-cost Intel-based computer assemblies. The processor can be considered as gaming one, as it supports Hyper Threading and has an integrated Intel HD Graphics 610 graphics chip. Many users recommend it for building an inexpensive gaming budget system along with middle-end graphics cards, such as the GTX 1060 6Gb, others advise using mini-ITX PC because of its excellent energy efficiency. A more expensive processor analog is i3-6100. The Intel Pentium G4560  is almost as good as it is, but it costs 1.5 thousand less.
Also, users found it acceptable to use a boxed cooler, it is quite enough for cooling the processor in most cases. In addition, the processor itself is very energy efficient. In normal mode, the processor runs at 32 degrees; under 100% load, the test programs show 52 degrees when the fans are running at minimum speed.

This thing is absolutely amazing! I don’t play many games that have come …
May 24, 2018 [Verified Purchase]
I was skeptical of using a Pentium Processor for my gaming needs as I usually use i5 processors. This thing is absolutely amazing! I don’t play many games that have come out recently but every game I HAVE thrown at it was running Max settings, 60fps @ 1080p. This Pentium has enough beef to be able to handle the biggest and baddest you’ve got (until you upgrade to a 6700K at least). For that price point? It’s hard to turn down 3.5ghz duel core hyperthreading.

My build, just in case you were wondering:
(This processor) G4560 at stock
Low profile heatsink/cooler
8GB DDR4 Viper series RAM
500GB SanDisk SSD
EVGA GTX 1050 ti SSC
And a Gigabyte H110M-A Motherboard.

Customer review form Amazon


Great Processor, Shoddy Heatsink and Fan Assembly.
April 22, 2018 [Verified Purchase]
Really great little processor. I bought it to upgrade an HP Slimline 270 that came with the Celeron G3930 processor and I’d read this Pentium offers significantly better performance for not a lot of cost. Installation was SUPER easy. I used to build my own rigs a long time ago, and was pleasantly surprised to find the newer processors have contacts on the underside (not pins) and just lay flat in the slot. There are notches to allow the processor to be inserted only in the correct orientation. I used my original heatsink and elected to bypass the included one in the box. Note that it comes with thermal paste pre-applied to the contact surface Replacing the processor took about five minutes.

The original HP heatsink and fan assembly is much superior to the one Intel includes in its boxed processor, and I uspect the same is true of other makes. The original assembly is screwed in (doesn’t use pins), has a thicker/taller heatsink, and a better protected, more substantial looking fan. I was surprised Intel would include something so flimsy looking in the box. It’s also got these push-pins to secure the processor that didn’t seem to work right; the assembly still slid up and down where it should have been a tight fit. I scraped the pre-applied thermal paste off the new heatsink, and between that and the residual paste left on from the Celeron processor, I was able to cover the transfer surface on the old heatsink adequately. I did some temp checks with a hardware monitor and temps were in the 30’s to low 40’s C under load, so I think I am good. The processor was recognized and is performing brilliantly with no issues whatsoever. Very pleased.

So, in summary: The processor is awesome. See attached photo (old heatsink is installed over the new processor; the heatsink Intel includes for reference is pictured to the right).

Customer review form Amazon


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