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Intel Pentium Dual-core G6950
8.2 out of 10

Intel Pentium Dual-core G6950

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Overall 10

Little pricey for performance but not bad

Kristofer B., Newegg
14 November 2011
  • Summary: I may be biased towards higher end CPUs having an i7 920 in my desktop and i7 2630-QM in my laptop.
  • Pros: So I ended up getting this from a store that was going out of business for cheaper than retail so it was worth it. The price to performance ratio isn't amazing but this chip does have intel graphics which makes it worth my while in an HTPC. It handles win server 2008 r2 quite well.... and actuall...
  • Cons: Other than basic applications I would go with a core i5.
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Overall 10

Five Stars

jesus guaicara, Amazon
2 November 2011
Overall 10

Great little chip!

Aaron P., Newegg
9 June 2011
  • Summary: Overall I love this Processor and will recommend it to all looking for a decent everyday tasking CPU. Plus with a socket set of LGA 1156 you'll have plenty of room for upgrades when you're ready.
  • Pros: Fast, decent, very low-budget CPU. So far it's very good for what I use it for. Handles everyday tasks as well as medium-high rated games both on Linux via Wine and Windows 7.
  • Cons: Although it handles everyday tasks, this CPU lags a little in video encoding and heavy multi-tasking, but that's to be expected with a budget chip. The on-board graphics are decent for everyday HD videos, but not really for games.
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Overall 10

lowest of dead 1156 but still great value

Thien Phung, Amazon
3 May 2011
  • Summary: 1156 socket was very short lived and replaced by the very popular "sandy bridge" 1155 socket processor. The was the lowest of all the 1156 but stil a better choice then most socket 775 dual cores.
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Overall 10

Epic Processor

Brian P., Newegg
22 February 2011
  • Summary: Any questions on how to make yourself an epic pc let me know ;)
  • Pros: This processor is great i have it overclocked at 4ghz with cooler master v6 gt and arctic silver 5 thermal compound has yet to touch 40c idles at 20c-25c and games max settings at 35c-39c. For $99 i would highly recommend as a starter processor or for a budget system.
  • Cons: Wasn't free :p
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Overall 10


Alex T., Newegg
5 November 2010
  • Pros: This processor did more than i was told. It did stay at 2.8 GHz, it stayed at a good 3-4 GHz, along with this amazing processor the devivary was over night when i didnt even pay for over night shipping. I would recommended this to anyone. Whats even better is that it was only $99
  • Cons: I would prefer pins but im not complaining
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Overall 10

Does Have HD Graphics

Zeb, Amazon
25 October 2010
  • Summary: According to intel's website, this model does have HD Graphics built in. Here's the link [...]. I am not spamming or trying to put the first review down but bring back up what I think is sort of an unfair review.
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Overall 8

Overclocks nice, cool running

Romeo B., Newegg
29 July 2010
  • Summary: Not using the on-die graphics. Overclocked using a Gigabyte USB3.0 mini-ITX motherboard.
  • Pros: Overclocked to 4.3 Ghz @ 1.4V using a Corsair H50. Load temps were about 64C.
  • Cons: No HT or Turbo Boost, could be cheaper to compete with AMD's low-end
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Overall 10

Good CPU

Brandon B., Newegg
15 July 2010
  • Summary: Read articles about this CPU and they overclocked it to 4.5 and killed it, but got another one and pushed it to 4.2 and worked fine with aftermarket cooler and fan. Plan on overclocking it to at 3.5 once I get a better cooler.
  • Pros: Easily overclocked to 3.12 with stock fan with very little temp increase (1 or 2 degrees C). Will overclock further once I get a better cooler (i dont want to take any chances). Plays blu ray once overclocked. Very cheap for LGA 1156. Being an LGA 1156 it is a great starter CPU. It allows you to ...
  • Cons: Didn't render the color when playing blu ray right out of the box. Easily overclocked it to 2.95 and played blu ray. Overclocked again to 3.12 and played blu ray even better.
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Overall 4

G6950 vs i3-530

Francis W., Newegg
26 June 2010
  • Summary: For the price point your time and money may be better spent with an i3.
  • Pros: Not sure
  • Cons: go with an i3
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