The little CPU that could?

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Laquer Head, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    Been reading articles and info about various new CPU, and the forthcoming Kaby Lake. I was pretty intrigued when I read about their 'mighty' new i3.

    The i3 7350k is an unlocked, Hyper Threaded dual core unit and seems like a viable option for HTPC and other small PC projects.

    Opinions/Thoughts on where this little guy fits into the next gen...?
     
  2. Cromewell

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    I don't like anything that high in a HTPC. I know people use stuff that's 65W but even that seems a bit high to me. An Athlon 5350 is 25W and more than fast enough for video playback assuming you don't need 4k.
     
  3. Laquer Head

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    Whats the diff then between TSS (130W) and TDP (60W) on that CPU?
     
  4. Cromewell

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    The idiot reading it (aka me) :p

    The TSS is the heatsink supplied. TDP is the one you want to look at.

    So. Yes it's not too bad as a 4k HTPC. Reasonable as a budget desktop processor too.
     
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  5. Laquer Head

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    Oh thank god.. I was about to hit up wikipedia...:eek:
     
  6. mistersprinkles

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    130W lol. The socket 115X inteal heatsinks can BARELY handle stock i5/i7 at sub 90W.
     
  7. Darren

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    Yeah I was gonna say.... That definitely doesn't sound right.
     
  8. beers

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    Doesn't sound too bad but I think the MSRP is a bit jacked up/high for what it is, especially when you can get a 6600K i5 for ~$200
     
  9. Intel_man

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    The i7 7700T is pretty impressive at 35W TDP.
     
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  10. Laquer Head

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    Yeah, thats no joke!
     
  11. Darren

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    Almost seems like a laptop chip from the spec sheet.
     
  12. beers

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    Where's the 6700T love? Same TDP :p

    Outside of AIO type of builds the expense seems a bit high when you can just get the 'normal' desktop version and enjoy higher clocks in most workloads.
     
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  13. Intel_man

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    But this one can now watch Netflix at 4k. ;)
     
  14. Brendan Dardarian

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    But the real question is... Can it run minesweeper at 4K?
     
  15. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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  16. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    You and @The VCR King will be BFFs..
     
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  17. Brendan Dardarian

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    In all seriousness, Will this CPU start being used by companies that make streaming devices?
     
  18. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    What about Doom at 60FPS?
     
  19. Laquer Head

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  20. Brendan Dardarian

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    I'm thinking more ..... Solitaire at 60 fps at 4K
     

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