If you haven’t heard about Celeron 300A, you are probably too new to the overclocking world. In fact, way before that there is a slot 1 processor known as Celeron 266! These duos were the best value for money processors for overclocking on AIR. In fact, the record was 4.5GHz for the Celeron 300A and lucky chips made it to 5GHz.

Intel has just released a Pentium anniversary processor G3258 which can easily overclock to 4.6GHz on AIR, matching the more expensive models out there. Just like the Celerons of yesteryears, it is the CLASSIC overclocking processor of the year. It is priced at only USD 69.99 at Amazon. Intel Pentium G3258 Pricing compared to the more expensive Intel Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K.

Pricing of G3258

Pricing of Core i7-4790K

Pricing of Core i5-4690K

GIGABYTE’s EasyTune App Makes Overclocking a Breeze on New Intel® Pentium® Anniversary Edition CPUs

Get an Instant Performance Boost with the Click of a Button
Taipei, Taiwan, July 16th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards announced a new version of its overclocking assistant EasyTune has been released just in time for the new Intel® Pentium® Anniversary Edition CPU, an unlocked CPU designed to bring overclocking to the mainstream. The new EasyTune application allows users to get the highest level of overclocked performance from their CPU and GIGABYTE Z87 / Z97 series motherboard, and with one click automatic overclocking, even novice users can experience enhanced computing performance right from the start.


With a stock frequency of 3.2 GHz, the Intel Pentium AE can be easily overclocked using the revamped EasyTune application so that users can experience faster system performance without having to buy a more expensive CPU. The Smart Quick Boost function within EasyTune comes pre-configured with set overclocked profiles which have been tested by GIGABYTE’s experienced engineers, to ensure no matter what the hardware configuration, users can enjoy 24/7 stable system performance. To enable different levels overclock, users just need to click “Light”, “Medium” or “Extreme”, with the expected CPU frequency being highlighted in the upper right corner of the settings tab.

For more experienced users, EasyTune also offers advanced overclocking options for both the CPU and memory so that users can tweak their system performance to even higher levels in a Windows environment, without having to enter the BIOS.

To see just how easy it is to use the EasyTune application, please check out the video featuring a GIGABYTE Z97-HD3 motherboard with the new Intel® Pentium® Anniversary edition processor.

A Processor with Great Potential
The Intel Pentium G3258 is truly a great investment for the users looking to build a system under a low budget but wanting great performance. Once overclocked, frequencies equal or even higher than the latest Intel® Core™ i7-4790K or i5-4690K CPUs can be achieved. As show in the tables below, the Pentium® G3258 can clock at very high frequencies under different cooling methods. By water cooling, the G3258 is already able to match the performances of the i5-4690K and i7-4790K skus under the same conditions. When cooled using LN2, the Anniversary Edition CPU overclocks even better than the i5-4690K, and priced at $72 USD, the overclockable Pentium G3258 is close to 5 times cheaper than the i7-4790K, most undoubtedly the best price/performance deal on the market.



Results may vary

Prices are taken from amazon

Pricing of G3258

Pricing of Core i7-4790K

Pricing of Core i5-4690K

To update your EasyTune application to the latest version, please use the “Live Update” option in the App Center. You can also download the latest version of EasyTune for the GIGABYTE 8 and 9 Series motherboards under the GIGABYTE Utility download website, here:



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By Harry