Intel Skylake Core i7 and Core i5 Processors Are Finally Available
After much speculation, rumors, and leaked benchmark results, Intel has finally released the Intel Skylake i7 and i5 processors. Skylake Core i7-6700K and the Core i5-6600K will require newer models of motherboards, like LGA 1151.
Due to this reason, many retailers have started to bundle motherboards and even DDR4 memory with Skylake processors. Those interested in the new processors, will need to spend $250 for the Core i5-6600K and $343 for the Core i7-6700K.
The i5-6600K users should expect a quad core CPU without hyperthreading, 6 MB of L3 cache and the standard 3.50 GHz that is capable of going up to 3.90Ghz Turbo Boost mode.
On the other hand, we have i7-6700K – the powerful variant of Skylake line – that comes with Hyperthreading, 8MB L3 cache, a standard operating clock of 4.00 GHz and Turbo Boost of 4.20 GHz.
Moreover, both of these CPUs will offer users unlocked base-clock multipliers, meaning PC builders can overclock these cards without a problem.
Sadly, users will have to get cooling solution separately, as both of these chips don’t come with one. Expect 91W TDP while using them.
Lastly, come August 29 more quad-core i5 SKUs will hit the market, while i3’s Skylake verients will arrive in September.
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