To help readers choose desktop processors suitable for their tasks, compare-processors has decided to shortlist processors that provide the best value for the money.
Today’s list consist of 5 best processors for budget computing. While the Ivy Bridge is around the corner, we do not see any launch of the budget Ivy Bridge processors in sight. Obviously Ivy Bridge processors do not find in this list. Let is take a look.
The Pentium G630 is a dual core Sandy Bridge processor clocked at 2.60 GHz. At $69.99, it is one of the lowest priced processors, that you can buy and still do not need a graphics card, provided you are not into gaming. The Pentium G620 comes with integrated HD Graphics 2000, which is still great for a smooth dual display. Do not be befooled about the performance comaprison with Core i7 or Core i5. True, they will outsmart Pentium G620 in benchmark – but do you really need that performance. Ask 100s of millions of iPad users if they complain about its performance. And if you are still confused, compare this processor with any notebook processor – chances are it will be clocked lower than 2.60 GHz and will have lower performance than the Pentium G620.
Pair it with a $60 LGA 1555 mother board and you are all set for a decent desktop processor.
- Low cost – only $69.99
- Entry level integrated graphics – HD Graphics 3000
- Modest performance, Dual core 2.60 GHz
- Does not support Hyperthreading, limited overclocking
- Need external GPU for high end gaming
But this is not the least cost processors that compare-processors.com recommends. Check out next.