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 124 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 175 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 124 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 124 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 SolvedBest mid-tier Z97 motherboard? Forum SolvedLooking for mid-tier graphics card Forum Solvedgpu pentium g3258 Forum SolvedIntel Pentium D 950 in an Optiplex 755 Forum SolvedPentium Anniversary build + GTX 750 Ti *HELP* Forum SolvedMSI Z97 motherboard for Pentium G3258 any good? Forum SolvedE5200 Vs Pentium 4 3.0Ghz. Blast from the Past! Forum SolvedPentium G3258 support 1866 memory? Possible to OC on stock cooler? Forum SolvedWhich CPU tier makes the most sense to you in this case? Forum SolvedBest GPU for Pentium G2030 Forum Solvedoverclocking voltage issues with the intel pentium G3258? Forum Solvedcan you use ddr3 1600 speed ram on intel pentium anniversary? Forum SolvedIntel Pentium g3258 overclocking, help! Forum SolvedBest RAM for overclocking Pentium G3258 Forum SolvedWhat Socket is the 3.0Ghz Pentium Dual Core E5700? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !