The Intel G3258 is a dual core budget sub $100 CPU that is easily overclockable up to 4.5GHz. Built on 22nm Haswell technology this CPU works with the 1150 motherboard socket.
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Pro Fantastic price for performance
If trying to make a gaming PC on a very tight budget this chip can offer pretty good performance for the price. Many games will be playable with no issue such as indie game. While there may be a bottleneck with high end AAA games, for the price you can not really beat the performance given.
Pro Easily overclocked
For those looking to get more performance out of the card, it is easily overclockable. It is recommended to use a third party cooler to achieve this in order for the card to receive better cooling at higher temps, but may well be worth it over spending money on a more expensive GPU.
Con Potential bottleneck
As a dual core budget CPU that is overclockable, the performance out of this chip is commendable, but for high end gaming it may be a bottleneck for performance. Those looking to play many AAA games on high settings will experience some performance issues.
Con Poor hyperthreading
This is only a dual core CPU which means it will have poor hyperthreading when comparing to CPUs with 4 or more cores. While few games take advantage of hyperthreading, the ones that do will see drastically worse performance on this CPU when compared to something like an i5 or 8350.