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Is Coffee Lake i3 gonna be the new sweet spot for gaming?

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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
2 months ago#1
Now that the i3s will be true quad-cores while retaining their excellent single-threaded performance and low price, will they be the CPU of choice for purely gaming machines? As far as I know no games use more than 4 cores or threads, and most games and emulation greatly favors single-threaded performance.
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User Info: Kokuei05

Kokuei05
2 months ago#2
Tiny cache will hinder its performance.
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User Info: ToastyOne

ToastyOne
2 months ago#3
Tiny cache? They won't have 6mb like current i5?
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User Info: GoIrish80

GoIrish80
2 months ago#4
HeliosMagi posted...
Now that the i3s will be true quad-cores while retaining their excellent single-threaded performance and low price, will they be the CPU of choice for purely gaming machines? As far as I know no games use more than 4 cores or threads, and most games and emulation greatly favors single-threaded performance.


As with anything, it will the CPU of choice for people who can't afford/aren't willing to pay for anything better.

User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
2 months ago#5
GoIrish80 posted...
HeliosMagi posted...
Now that the i3s will be true quad-cores while retaining their excellent single-threaded performance and low price, will they be the CPU of choice for purely gaming machines? As far as I know no games use more than 4 cores or threads, and most games and emulation greatly favors single-threaded performance.


As with anything, it will the CPU of choice for people who can't afford/aren't willing to pay for anything better.

For gaming you don't need more than 4 cores & threads. The i3 8100 may very well have the best price to performance ratio of any CPU if you only game.
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User Info: monkmith

monkmith
2 months ago#6
i3? never.
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