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Considering the i3-4370, clock-by-clock equivalent of the 6300, does not have VT-d listed, then we can deduce Skylake really has VT-d active. Plus, at least according to the ARK, all Skylake chipsets support VT-d, while only one Haswell chipset does.

CPU Comparison: http://ark.intel.com/compare/77495,90731
Haswell PCH Comparison: http://ark.intel.com/compare/82012,75013,82010,75004,75007
Skylake PCH Comparison: http://ark.intel.com/compare/90591,90587,90595,90588,90592,90590

Looked over that now. Weird how with Haswell it supports overclocking or VT-D and not both. But looking at Skylake it looks like the Z170 would be the best for me. It supports overclocking and VT-D. Aslong as i can find a board that atleast mentions that in the manual i should be good. Now another question is would the 6100 or the 6300 be better? I don't see a real reason the spend the little extra from the 6300 when i could just clock the 6100 to the same speed.
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Looked over that now. Weird how with Haswell it supports overclocking or VT-D and not both. But looking at Skylake it looks like the Z170 would be the best for me. It supports overclocking and VT-D. Aslong as i can find a board that atleast mentions that in the manual i should be good. Now another question is would the 6100 or the 6300 be better? I don't see a real reason the spend the little extra from the 6300 when i could just clock the 6100 to the same speed.

i3 6300 has more cache than i3 6100. Intel has officially disabled overclocking, so you have to use UBU to update parts of the UEFI to enable it.
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Debating still if that is all worth it. Looking around all you have to do is update UEFI and disable the IGPU to overclock? Never heard of UBU before, what is that?
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post #24 of 35
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Debating still if that is all worth it. Looking around all you have to do is update UEFI and disable the IGPU to overclock? Never heard of UBU before, what is that?

About UBU: http://www.win-raid.com/t154f16-Tool-Guide-News-quot-UEFI-BIOS-Updater-quot-UBU.html

It's a software that allows you to update parts of the UEFI instead of the whole UEFI, thereby retaining the overclocking feature.

More cache is definitely worth it, if price is not an issue.
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Why would you need to use that?
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post #26 of 35
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Why would you need to use that?

To enable overclocking on 100 series chipset motherboards for Skylake overclocking.
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post #27 of 35
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Ok I see that now. It also disables other things so I probably don't be doing that then.
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post #28 of 35
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Ok I see that now. It also disables other things so I probably don't be doing that then.

No, you are going to need it if you want to overclock. What did you mean by disabling other things? What other things? It only allows you selectively update without messing with overclocking.
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post #29 of 35
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From what i was reading it disables most of the power saving functions and disables the IGPU.
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post #30 of 35
UBU is how i got a 400mhz overclock out of my locked haswell i5
http://www.overclock.net/t/1590077/asus-z87-a-enhanced-turbo-for-non-k-cpus

in the begining when haswell first came out you could run full turbo on all cores.
even in laptops through intel XTU.
future XTU versions and microcode update disabled that functionality.
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