- Jan 5, 2017
You probably played it on a Skylake or its derivative quad core, a 7-year-old architecture. Play it on a 12100 - which has >40% ST performance over Skylake. It's faster than most 6C CPUs in gaming that isn't a Zen 3 with full 32 MB of L3 cache.As I recall I said it wouldn't be wise to buy one today if you plan on keeping it awhile. Also it depends on the game. Try playing Battlefield 1 on a quad core. I did and it was playable, but a jump to a hex core made a nice improvement. That game is six years old.
Anyone who says that 6c/12t is the bare minimum for an office PC is delusional.They've moved on to 6c/12t is bare minimum for an office machine and 8c/16t is gaming minimum. At least the whole quad core or 6c/6t were good values has died now that the i3 4c/8t chips prove to be better.