A new rumour has surfaced regarding Intel’s “devious” plans to reduce the production of its highly successful Pentium G4560 processor to boost sales for the Core i3. If you didn’t know, Intel’s Pentium G4560 is a Kaby Lake-based processor launched earlier this year that includes HyperThreading.
Because of the reasons stated above, Intel’s Pentium G4560 CPU, unsurprisingly, became a favourite amongst budget-oriented PC gamers. Well, it looks like Intel is, allegedly, about to put and end to this nonsense – probably because the current Core i3 sales are not living up to the blue company’s expectations.
Folks from DigiWorthy mentioned that the availability of the G4560 processor may be limited throughout summer 2017. By creating an “artificial shortage” Intel hopes that the Pentium processor’s price will be closer to the Core i3 CPUs. Do bear in mind that the G4560 CPU does not come with support for AVX2 support (handy for video editing tasks); Core i3 processor has this feature; which means opting for G4560 is only really beneficial for gamers.
Of course, as with any other rumours that we’ve posted in the past, we do suggest our beloved readers to take this one with a grain of salt, especially since the rumour only came from one source.