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Intel Skylake: Core i3 6100 review

Digital Foundry:

"Having dominated enthusiast gaming with its i5 and i7 line, it's fair to say that the baseline i3 line is often overlooked, but the reality is that in most games, Intel's dual-core, quad-thread processor is still capable of handing in creditable performance, even on the very latest titles that explicitly specify higher-spec CPUs for their recommended settings. Over the last year, our Core i3 4130 has served us well in our budget gaming build, but with the arrival of its new-gen Skylake successor, there are some genuinely impressive gains. Prices still need to settle down (we paid £93 for this chip - typically £10 over the odds for an i3) but the benchmarks and the gameplay performance are fascinating - and there is some overclock potential, just not quite where you might expect to find it."

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bluebenjamin1274d ago (Edited 1274d ago )

I've been playing the latest titles on my i3 accompanied with an 860m gpu along with 12gb ddr3ram at high setting 1080p 45-60fps( ryse high 40's to 50's on high setting)But yeah the i3 ain't that bad, I was worried at first but not anymore since I'm running games that apparently arent n suppose to run on high settings on a i3 processor so they say

WheatBread1274d ago

The i3 is making all kinds of gains