Reviewers Liked

  • Performance is close to that of earlier gen Core i7 chips on many tests
  • Big jump in graphics performance
  • Competitive price
  • Plenty of options to tweak the CPU speed - fully unlocked BCLK and core multiplier

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Like all "Skylake" chips, requires a new motherboard
  • Graphics still not good enough for serious gaming
  • 20 PCIe 3.0 lanes on the CPU would have been better for two graphics cards and a low-latency PCIe SSD