Intel Core i7-6700K And Z170 Chipset Review: Skylake For Enthusiasts
GPU Testing: Bioshock, Cinebench
BioShock Infinite is clear game-of-the-year material. The floating city of Columbia is one of the most evocative, intense, and gorgeous environments we've ever seen in a PC game -- but how much you like it may depend on what sort of visual wizardry you prefer. BioShock Infinite is built on Unreal Engine 3, and while it pushes that framework's capabilities into the stratosphere, there's a clear difference between BioShock Infinite and, say, Crysis 3 or Metro Last Light. BioShock Infinite emphasizes light, color and motion, and while the characters look more exaggerated and cartoon-like than some other games, they still look great. We tested the game at various resolutions with its DX11 code path with DOF effects enabled.
1080P gaming with high-quality graphics isn't going to be possible with the HD 530 series GPU integrated into the Core i7-6700K, at least not with the latest titles. In Bioshock, we couldn't quite break the 20FPS mark.