Originally Posted by PontiacGTX
Originally Posted by Liranan
i3's Are never unlocked.
Why would anyone buy a dual core for gaming when they can get a quad or hexa core for the same price or cheaper (FX4300 is cheaper and a better option)? Games are moving to ever more cores and threads. These chips are already a massive bottleneck and it will only get worse in the future.
These chips are useful for standard office or browsing but even then a 30 USD AMD APU is a better option than these overpriced chips, your browser isn't going to work any faster having higher IPC nor is Windows going to boot faster.
FX 4300 is nto better choice.... FX 6300 does it has good price compared to a locked dual core with HT CPU which makes a very good deal for gaming
If you look for a sale, I did on Amazon, you can get an 8320 for 139.99. I don't see much in the way of use for the i3's in the desktop sphere. With the increased use of thin clients you are probably using a low powered solution (not saying the i3's are not, but you can go much lower than that), and if you need power you are probably going with at minimum a quad core. For mobile they are nice though on the smaller platforms like the 11'' or 13'' segment, but these are desktop parts.
Personally, what I would like to see, is an i3 5200 iris pro package in an Intel Nuc platform. Granted I would love to see this at a reasonable price-point.