First review of Intel Core i7-6700K ‘Skylake’ published

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    A web-site has published what it claims to be the first fully-fledged review of Intel Corp’s yet unannounced Core i7-6700K central processing unit code-named “Skylake”. As it appears, Intel’s forthcoming flagship chip for enthusiasts will be up to 29.1 per cent faster than the company’s current Core i7-4790K central processing unit.

    TechBang web-site has obtained a sample of the Intel Core i7-6700K processor based on the company’s latest “Skylake” micro-architecture. The chip features four cores with Hyper-Threading technology, 8MB last level cache, an integrated graphics core as well as 95W thermal design power. The CPU operates at 4GHz and can accelerate itself to 4.20GHz or 4.40GHz, depending on workloads.

    Based on test results obtained by the web-site, Intel’s Core i7-6700K central processing unit considerably outperforms its enthusiast-class predecessor – the Core i7-4790K based on the Haswell micro-architecture.

    As reported before, Intel’s “Skylake” microarchitecture demonstrates excellent speed improvements in applications that demand multi-threaded performance. Maximum improvement hits nearly 30 per cent, whereas typical increase nears 10 per cent. Based on the cumulative table created by web-site, apps that require single-thread compute perform similarly on current-gen and next-gen processors.

    First review of Intel Core i7-6700K ‘Skylake’ published: up to 29% faster than Core i7-4790K


    Thanks, Kev,…..29% better in some results is a nice jump in speed.


    Really not compelling for me to switch from the 4790K.


    Pro Clockers published our own Skylake 6700K review and were able to hit a stable 5GHz  with the ASRock Z170 and water cooling, now that we have the Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 7  we are hoping to hit a stable 5.5GHz with water cooling, so stay tuned next week for the Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 7 review


    The real deal is in the OC capability after giving up the integrated VRM design, i wished they did the same to the Devil canyon. 


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