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For gaming ? Not enough cores. Would struggle on games like Deus Ex , BF1 etc

Only CPU worth buying at the moment for gaming is i7
How does that make sense? techspot's review showed the i3 and i5 a whole whopping 4FPS slower then an i7.
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Intel has a knack of releasing stuff like this when it is the midst of becoming useless. First the unlocked pentium, now the unlocked i3. This would have been cool like 5 years ago.
I'd have to disagree, this is great for the budget gaming market and for applications or enterprise boxes.
No more cheap and terrible core 2s.

Also for us that homelab or are power users, these things are cheap and relatively low power consumption for perfect application boxes.
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Intel has a knack of releasing stuff like this when it is the midst of becoming useless. First the unlocked pentium, now the unlocked i3. This would have been cool like 5 years ago.
Agreed. This would have been amazing in the sandy bridge era. It's still cool now though. For people who dont play 64 player battlefield, or GTA V online, the i3 will be enough for pretty much everything thrown at them.

Plus, it's cheap enough that delidding it isnt as risky. Id love to see how far this thing could OC with a water cooler and a de lid.
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Agreed. This would have been amazing in the sandy bridge era. It's still cool now though. For people who dont play 64 player battlefield, or GTA V online, the i3 will be enough for pretty much everything thrown at them.

Plus, it's cheap enough that delidding it isnt as risky. Id love to see how far this thing could OC with a water cooler and a de lid.

5 years ago I would have NEVER thought I'd see an unlocked and delided I3 in my lifetime.

Can you imagine this little monster hitting 5.5ghz at like 1.38vs on water?
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For gaming ? Not enough cores. Would struggle on games like Deus Ex , BF1 etc

Only CPU worth buying at the moment for gaming is i7




I would like to see it in BF1 too, and at a couple other resolutions and graphics presets. And the graph seems to be messed up? Why would a fps graph be listed as "seconds (lower = better)"? That should be a straight fps graph
Edited by EniGma1987 - 1/11/17 at 6:53am
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Id like to see this



I would like to see it in BF1 though, and at a couple other resolutions and graphics presets.

Going from a 4.5ghz Haswell G3258 to a stock clocked non turbo i5 4570 at 3,2ghz was the difference between literally unplayable (drops into single digits fps wise) and 60fps 99% of the time. Kaby lakes higher IPC and the hyper threading here will help it no doubt, but I can't imagine this touching a recent i5 at all in 64 player maps.
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post #27 of 364
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How does that make sense? techspot's review showed the i3 and i5 a whole whopping 4FPS slower then an i7.
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Id like to see this



I would like to see it in BF1 too, and at a couple other resolutions and graphics presets. And the graph seems to be messed up? Why would a fps graph be listed as "seconds (lower = better)"? That should be a straight fps graph

Medium settings and the benchmark does not tell that full story

In certain parts of the game (later on) my skylake i5 reaches 100% load across all cores which causes the game to freeze for a split second. Same with BF1 , Mafia 3 and other recent games

i5 aint enough anymore guys
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I'd have to disagree, this is great for the budget gaming market and for applications or enterprise boxes.
No more cheap and terrible core 2s.

Also for us that homelab or are power users, these things are cheap and relatively low power consumption for perfect application boxes.

The problem is that once you factor in the cost of better cooling to take advantage of the overclocking potential, you might as well have just bought a locked i5.

If someone wanted to get one for just day to day use, then don't waste the money and just get a locked i3 or some cheap amd apu. These chips really don't have value in mind at all.
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How does that make sense? techspot's review showed the i3 and i5 a whole whopping 4FPS slower then an i7.
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Originally Posted by EniGma1987 View Post

Id like to see this



I would like to see it in BF1 too, and at a couple other resolutions and graphics presets. And the graph seems to be messed up? Why would a fps graph be listed as "seconds (lower = better)"? That should be a straight fps graph

Medium settings and the benchmark does not tell that full story

In certain parts of the game (later on) my skylake i5 reaches 100% load across all cores which causes the game to freeze for a split second. Same with BF1 , Mafia 3 and other recent games

i5 aint enough anymore guys

Add a few background programs and tasks such as browsers, VPN, AV and others and watch that dual core fall of a cliff.

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Id like to see this



I would like to see it in BF1 too, and at a couple other resolutions and graphics presets. And the graph seems to be messed up? Why would a fps graph be listed as "seconds (lower = better)"? That should be a straight fps graph

Only shows averages too, doesnt show the gross minimums.
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