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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove monu_08 August 20, 2012 6:26:51 AM here http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o... | Report abuse InvalidError CPUs Master 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. | Report abuse jay_nar2012 CPUs Master August 20, 2012 12:26:37 PM There are PGA478 P4, core2 based pentiums (E series).... | Report abuse Related ressources Pentium G2120 3.1GHz bottleneck the GTX 660? - Forum Intel Pentium G860 vs intel core 2 duo e8400 - Forum Is i3 or pentium better - Forum Vista 64bit Tier vs. EM64T - Forum Upgrading from Pentium 4 to i7-2600k - Forum Ask the community Publish Best solution Pinhedd CPUs Authority 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 | Report abuse InvalidError CPUs Master 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. | Report abuse jay_nar2012 CPUs Master 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. | Report abuse InvalidError CPUs Master 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. | Report abuse daiwek August 20, 2012 7:04:03 PM Best answer selected by daiwek. | Report abuse daiwek August 20, 2012 7:04:30 PM Pinhedd was the only one who actually understood what I was asking. Thanks! | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Pentium Tiers?> Related ressources: ForumIntel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale+4GB RAM vs AMD Athlon II X3 425+4GB RAM ForumAn $89 Pentium Dual Core that Runs at 3.2 GHz ForumPlease help out with a Long Overdue gaming PC upgrade: Pentium 3 to C2 ForumPentium D 805 OC to 4.0+ GHz w/ ECS C19-A SLI ForumFreaky ingame graphics ForumPentium D question Forumadvice on underclocking a Pentium 4 processor ForumPentium 3.0 being dumped at stores, some with decent price.. Forumintel.microprocessors. pentium , comp.sys.intel, comp.hardwa.. ForumI7 3770 gaming ForumQuadro vs. GeForce> The Best for AutoCad, Solidworks, Sketchup, CS6 ? ForumSandybridge cpu upgrade advice ForumBuy i3 now, upgrade to i7 later? ForumOpinions and price of this PSU........... ForumIntel Pentium 4 HT 630 Prescott More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !