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Review: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

by Tarinder Sandhu on 5 August 2015, 13:00

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Benchmarks: Gaming (IGP)

The capability of the respective IGPs can also be examined by looking at real-world games. A select trio are run with either low- or medium-quality settings.

Skylake's HD 530 is marginally better than the anaemic graphics found on the best Haswell desktop part, and neither IGP is enough to provide a fluid, smooth gaming experience in Grand Theft Auto V.

The 20-25 per cent performance gap persists in Middle earth: Shadow of Mordor, yet the graphics, again, aren't potent enough to deliver anything approaching a smooth gaming experience at 1080p low-quality settings.

 

Core i7-6700K's IGP is reasonable for very basic gameplay. Going for anything with more visual treats necessitates an add-in discrete video card. That advice has never changed over the various generations of IGP.