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January 26, 2013 10:13:09 PM

I would like to know if the Intel Celeron G540 is any good in gaming? Couldn't find a lot. I have a Radeon HD 6670 and 4GB Kingston HyperX 1333 DDR3.

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January 27, 2013 3:03:41 AM

Its quite fine for gaming.but i would reccomend go for g860.this would be much better and in gaming it very close to i3 cpu.
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January 27, 2013 3:06:17 AM

its alright, but theres better options for a bit more, even the pentium non celeron sandys are better.

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January 27, 2013 3:10:16 AM

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no its bad, do u have other options?


its not bad at all. its actually better in games than fx-4100,fx-6100 and fx-8120 as well. its already proven many times that all of the sandy and ivy bridge cpu's are perfectly capable of gaming much better than most of amd cpu's.
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January 27, 2013 3:10:52 AM

its a celeron not a pentium g, theres a difference.

January 27, 2013 3:13:40 AM

It works fine, but I'd go for at least a Pentium myself..
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January 27, 2013 3:14:50 AM

thats whats been said, but in the history of gaming celeron has always been seen as lowend still is, it works ok but will bottleneck a top end videocard tho.

if paired with a low-end card such as a 7700 whynot but anything higher ull want a i3 or stronger.

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January 27, 2013 3:17:15 AM
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" if we look at the specifications, we will see that the new Celeron CPUs have lower clock frequencies and smaller L3 cache compared to Pentium. But the results of our tests show that it has very little effect on actual performance. There is no huge gap between LGA1155 Celeron and Pentium processors like the one we previously saw between Core i3 and Pentium CPUs. In other words, these two processor families are really close.

So, there is nothing surprising about the fact that the transition to LGA1155 platform has significantly boosted its performance compared with LGA775 predecessors. Sandy Bridge microarchitecture dramatically improved the performance of entry-level systems: by 50% on average and sometimes even twice as much.

Sandy Bridge microarchitecture has always performed very well in 3D games. And today is no exception. Unlike their predecessors, the new Celeron processors can deliver much higher fps rate. Moreover, the difference between the Celeron and Pentium processors doesn’t seem that significant at all, so low-cost Celeron G540 or Celeron G530 processors may be a good option for inexpensive gaming systems after all "
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/celeron-g5...
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January 27, 2013 3:18:30 AM

Celeron are not much powerful when paired with good gpu as it lacks l3 cache and low clock speed.for gaming pentium is better.
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January 27, 2013 3:19:29 AM

for the price the pentiums are def worth more.

i wouldnt bother investing in a lowend celeron.

as i said celeron is alright, but for the price a few bucks more.

the pentium is a better deal.

January 27, 2013 3:20:38 AM

Best answer selected by oGhastly.
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January 27, 2013 3:22:05 AM

anyways ghastly if u can afford it, the pentium series of sandybridge are worth more for ur hard earn money,

cheers.

January 27, 2013 3:23:06 AM

mohit9206 said:
" if we look at the specifications, we will see that the new Celeron CPUs have lower clock frequencies and smaller L3 cache compared to Pentium. But the results of our tests show that it has very little effect on actual performance. There is no huge gap between LGA1155 Celeron and Pentium processors like the one we previously saw between Core i3 and Pentium CPUs. In other words, these two processor families are really close.

So, there is nothing surprising about the fact that the transition to LGA1155 platform has significantly boosted its performance compared with LGA775 predecessors. Sandy Bridge microarchitecture dramatically improved the performance of entry-level systems: by 50% on average and sometimes even twice as much.

Sandy Bridge microarchitecture has always performed very well in 3D games. And today is no exception. Unlike their predecessors, the new Celeron processors can deliver much higher fps rate. Moreover, the difference between the Celeron and Pentium processors doesn’t seem that significant at all, so low-cost Celeron G540 or Celeron G530 processors may be a good option for inexpensive gaming systems after all "
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/celeron-g5...


Thanks a lot. And this is just for a PC for my nephew for under 400 bucks. He really only plays Source games so I think this should be fine.
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January 27, 2013 3:25:08 AM

u need me to make u a 400$ build?

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January 27, 2013 3:28:37 AM

as u can see 400$ get u a pentium :D 

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January 27, 2013 4:43:17 AM

Haha prove that people just select the "best answer" they want to hear. Classic...
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January 27, 2013 5:03:01 AM

Novuake said:
Haha prove that people just select the "best answer" they want to hear. Classic...


well can you explain why my answer was not the best one ?
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January 27, 2013 5:37:49 AM

mohit9206 said:
well can you explain why my answer was not the best one ?


When each generation of celerons are released they are totally capable of at least playing certain games. Note that there is no BF3 MP review. A modern celeron would literally die in a MP CPU intensive game, or even Skyrim.

Now why we suggest at least a pentium is not just for current performance, but also for longetivity of use. You don't want to buy something now just to find out in 6 months its useless.

EDIT : And to add to that, keep in mind don't take a review word for word, apply it and THINK on it for yourself before just accepting it, XBIT is not wrong, but they have used a VERY limited set of games and did not considering the future AT ALL... WHile the information is useful, when used wrongly it can give people the wrong impression.
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January 27, 2013 6:08:57 AM

why suggest a pentium as the difference is very little between celeron and pentium. why not suggest an i3 in which the difference is bigger .
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January 27, 2013 6:22:32 AM

mohit9206 said:
why suggest a pentium as the difference is very little between celeron and pentium. why not suggest an i3 in which the difference is bigger .


Because an I3 is beyond many people price point and quite a bit more than even a Pentium. If you get a Celeron, you may as well go for a APU based system. Same diffs.
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January 27, 2013 8:04:34 AM

but he's not getting the system for himself. he just wants to spend the least amount of money possible.
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