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Production version of Pentium G3258 overclocked to 6.7GHz

Intel Corp.’s Pentium G3258 “anniversary edition” central processing unit promises to become a hit among overclockers in budget. Unfortunately, so far only engineering samples of such chips have demonstrated extreme clock-rates. Nonetheless, a South Korean enthusiast has managed to prove that production versions of the chip are also capable of hitting extreme frequencies.

NameGT, a well-known performance enthusiast, has managed to overclock production version of the Intel Pentium G3258 “anniversary edition” to whopping 6708MHz using liquid nitrogen (LN2) cooling, an Asrock Z97 OC Formula mainboard as well as a G.Skill TridentX 4GB DDR3 memory module. Unfortunately, to hit the extreme clock-rate it was necessary to disable one core and increase the Vcore voltage to 1.949V.

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The 6708MHz is the third best overclocking result for the Pentium G3258 processor; it is considerably higher than the “average” LN2 overclocking result of 5857MHz. The best two results were achieved using engineering samples of the Intel Pentium G3258 “anniversary edition” central processing unit.

The result proves that production versions of the Pentium “anniversary edition” can be overclocked to very high clock-rates. Obviously, 6.50GHz – 7.0GHz frequencies can only be achieved using extreme liquid nitrogen cooling. Nonetheless, chances to overclock the Pentium G3258 to 4.5GHz using air cooling are pretty high.

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The Intel Pentium G3258 microprocessor has two cores without the HyperThreading technology that work at 3.20GHz frequency, 3MB of LLC cache, an integrated graphics core, unlocked multiplier, LGA1150 form-factor as well as 53W thermal design power.

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KitGuru Says: While the Pentium G3258 processor is an impressive overclocker, it should be noted that expensive Intel Z97- or Intel Z87-based mainboards are required in order to overclock it properly. The Z-platform requirement greatly reduces the value of the Pentium “anniversary edition” since inexpensive processors should be installed into affordable motherboards.

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