Solved Pentium Tiers? Tags: CPUs Pentium Intel i7 Intel i5 Last response: August 20, 2012 7:04 PM in CPUs Share daiwek August 20, 2012 3:42:56 AM I know that the tier list of the iX series is i3,i5,i7. I am not familiar with the Pentium series. I know that there are the 4 and Ds but that's all I know. I'm trying to upgrade my friend's PC. He's not much of a gamer but it's just too damn slow. More about : pentium tiers monu_08 August 20, 2012 6:26:51 AM here http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o... m 0 l InvalidError a c 116 à CPUs August 20, 2012 6:34:56 AM P4 and Pentium-D are LGA775 history. Today's LGA1155 Pentiums are LGA1155 and are effectively i3-2xxx without hyperthreading. They're the G-series (G5xx/G6xx/G8xx) Pentiums and start around $45. m 0 l Related resources Build Critiques -- Similar Tiers? - Forum What are the tiers in terms of quality of RAM? - Forum Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart tiers - Forum Motherboard Tiers - Forum RAID and SAN tiers - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jay_nar2012 a c 109 à CPUs August 20, 2012 12:26:37 PM There are PGA478 P4, core2 based pentiums (E series).... m 0 l Best solution Pinhedd a c 170 à CPUs August 20, 2012 12:41:14 PM Pentium, like Celeron, is just a trademark which Intel insists on hanging on it like a childhood teddybear. The actual pentium processor lineups are: Pentium, Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium 4, Pentium D These don't mean much though because Pentium 4 alone had 5 different core revisions across 4 die shrinks and spanned 3 sockets on the desktop alone (socket 423, socket 478, socket 775). Now pentium is just a generic identifier for low end Intel processors and does not refer to a particular chain of architectures. Core 2 processors are based off of the Core microarchitecture which itself is based off the Pentium III (P6) architecture. Nehalem takes some features from Core 2 and some from Netburst but is an entirely new architecture. Sandybridge is a heavily revised version of Nahelem Share InvalidError a c 116 à CPUs August 20, 2012 1:40:44 PM jay_nar2012 said:There are PGA478 P4, core2 based pentiums (E series).... OP was looking to upgrade his friend's PC. Since LGA775 is history, PGA478 would be even more "historier" and not something OP should want to upgrade to. He asked about something "Pentiummy" and the only Pentiums worth buying currently (unless there are special circumstances dictating otherwise) are the G-series. m 0 l jay_nar2012 a c 109 à CPUs August 20, 2012 2:09:24 PM There are Slot 1 and socket 370 or what ever its called. If you get a G-series pentium then you will need a new mobo and RAM. m 0 l InvalidError a c 116 à CPUs August 20, 2012 2:23:32 PM jay_nar2012 said:If you get a G-series pentium then you will need a new mobo and RAM. Whatever OP is upgrading from, nothing LGA775 or older is worth finding a new CPU for unless looking for a Core2Quad. Better off spending $150 on a CPU+motherboard+RAM upgrade otherwise. m 0 l daiwek August 20, 2012 7:04:03 PM Best answer selected by daiwek. m 0 l daiwek August 20, 2012 7:04:30 PM Pinhedd was the only one who actually understood what I was asking. Thanks! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking for mid-tier graphics card Forum Solved$500 gaming build with Intel Pentium G3258 Forum SolvedNeed help with overclocking the Pentium G3258 Forum SolvedIntel Pentium N3530 vs AMD E1-2100 Forum SolvedI am getting a pentium g3258 Forum SolvedOverclocking settings pentium G3258 Forum Solvedi3 4130 or pentium g3258 Forum SolvedPentium 3258 Integrated Graphics Forum SolvedMSI ms7082 ver 1 intel pentium 4 Forum Solvedokay so i have a pentium 4 3.00GHz processor , S3 ViRGE DX/GX with 4.0 MB what games could i play ???? Forum SolvedWill I be able to over clock a Pentium G3258 well with this build? Forum SolvedPentium vs i3 for Home Computing Forum SolvedIntel Pentium PC Build Forum SolvedUpgrading a pentium 4 Forum SolvedPC based on Pentium G3258 noticeable upgrade from i3 550? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !