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Old January 30, 2017, 05:17 PM
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Intel's new i3-7350K seems to have it all; high clock speeds, an affordable price and, most importantly, it is completely unlocked. But how does that low cost translate into actual performance?

Read more here: Intel Kaby Lake i3-7350K Review

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Old January 30, 2017, 07:27 PM
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Nice concept but $227 cdn, nah.
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Old January 30, 2017, 08:34 PM
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I still think Intel missing the mark with this product. First it was the G3258 but it was a dual core no HT and so it was not really an option. Yes at the time lots of games really did not benefit from 4 threads but that changed. Now they give us a dual core HT chip and IMO it feels inadequate for me to seriously consider as well. Sure dual core HT is ok for now kinda but soon that will likely change. What's next, a unlocked quad core for cheap when AMD offers 8 cores for the same price? I just feel that Intel even in their dominance is too greedy to feed us the sku we want.

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Old January 31, 2017, 08:06 AM
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I keep peeking at the i3 situation and thin m-itx boards to mull over doing another steambox or finally throw an m-itx in a SNES, but each time I just look at the price and it's never really worth it. I wonder if the thin mitx board situation will grow for the 270 chipsets or it'll basically be next to non-existent. It seems they had a little peek around the 77/87 gen IIRC and then basically forgotten by board partners or the few made are outrageously expensive (admittedly, I'm fairly sure sales are negligible for a niche product of already small corner of a dimishing market)

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Old January 31, 2017, 08:53 AM
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Is it me or this is terrible value at that price point in terms of gaming performance? Look at the 1080p gaming bench... the 6100 has similar results and is currently 100$ less at NCIX. Plus the fact that you need to pay more for a Z based board.

Cool "niche" processor but ain't worth 100$ more because it's a "K" imo. If on a budget the 6100/7100 are much better value or keep pilling for an i5.

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Old January 31, 2017, 09:09 AM
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Look at the 1080p gaming bench... the 6100 has similar results and is currently 100$ less at NCIX. Plus the fact that you need to pay more for a Z based board.
Do you guys feel we should ask for a review of one of the new 4 threaded Pentium?
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Do you guys feel we should ask for a review of one of the new 4 threaded Pentium?
The new Gs seem to fall in slightly behind the i3 6100 and there're lots of reviews scattered around the net but I suppose HWC could do the G4560 because that'll be the one most would buy.

Ps, I agree with Coach.

TBH, intel keeps holding back the goodies and favor gouging, come on intel pump out a quad K without igp so it's priced lower.
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The new Gs seem to fall in slightly behind the i3 6100 and there're lots of reviews scattered around the net but I suppose HWC could do the G4560 because that'll be the one most would buy.

Ps, I agree with Coach.

TBH, intel keeps holding back the goodies and favor gouging, come on intel pump out a quad K without igp so it's priced lower.
It'd probably be more expensive and marketed as the 'Extreme gamer edition'
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190 USD?

intel must be schrooming.

i hope a certain competitor comes out swinging.
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Yeah this CPU is a no go. Unless you specifically use poorly threaded apps that will benefit from high clock only, then spending the few extra $ for an i5 is going to give much better multitasking and general use over time. Or save a bunch of money and get a good multithreaded Pentium.
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