Intel Skylake Core i7-6700K Performance Benchmarks Surface Online
The latest Intel Skylake Core i7-6700K performance review has leaked onto the web. A Chinese website PCOnline has benchmarked the Core i7-6700K and compared it against the Haswell Core i7-4790K, the six-core Haswell-E i7-5820K and the Xeon-based Haswell E3-1231 v3 in a number of tests.
The Core i7-6700K is Intel’s flagship processor of the Skylake-S desktop lineup. Based on the new 14nm micro-architecture, the chip is reportedly a four-core, eight-thread product clocked at 4.0 GHz with a boost of 4.2 GHz and 8 MB of L3 cache.
Here are the credentials of all the CPUs that participated in the test.
The folks over at PCOnline allegedly benchmarked the Core i7-6700K on a Z170-based motherboard with 8 GB of memory, and with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti for graphics workloads.
Intel Core i7-6700K CPU Performance Benchmarks:
In the CPU-centric benchmarks, although the i7-5820K offers an advantage in a benchmark or two, the i7-6700K was faster across the board, and along with a GTX 980 Ti, it sometimes even managed to surpass the six-core i7-5820K.
Intel Core i7-6700K Discrete Graphics Gaming Benchmarks:
The gaming benchmarks show the performance of Core i7-6700K being better than the six core Core i7-5820K. With DirectX 12 taking advantage of additional cores, we can expect even higher performance scores in gaming.
The Core i7-6700K Skylake officially launches next week, and will carry with it a price tag of $350.
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