Last night Intel released the first batch of CPUs under Intel 6th generation Codename Skylake, which is features major changes like new manufacturing process of 14nm, the need to use a new socket LGA1151, and its compatibility with the DDR4 memory. At launch Intel has launched the first two CPUs under this architecture, we are talking about the Intel Core i7-6700K and Intel Core i5-6600K.

Intel Skylake Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K Along with Z170 Chipset Officially Announced

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The Intel Core i7-6700K is the new top-end CPU of company in the mainstream segment, a CPU of four cores with 8 threads (HyperThreading) arriving at a Base / Turbo Boost frequency of 4.00 / 4.20 GHz accompanied of 8 MB ​​cache Level 3 (L3) with graphics Intel HD 530 @ 350/1200 MHz (Base / Boost).

Intel i7 Lineup
i7-4770K i7-5775C i7-6700K
Price $339 $366 $350
Cores 4 4 4
Threads 8 8 8
Base CPU Freq. 3.5 GHz 3.3 GHz 4.0 GHz
Turbo CPU Freq. 3.9 GHz 3.7 GHz 4.2 GHz
Graphics HD 4600 (GT2) Iris Pro 6200 (GT3e) HD 530 (GT2)
EUs 20 48 24
iGPU Freq. 1250MHz 1100MHz 1150MHz
TDP 84W 65W 91W
DDR3/L Freq. 1600MHz 1600MHz 1600MHz
DDR4 Freq. 2133MHz
L3 Cache 8MB 6MB 8MB
L4 Cache None 128MB (Crystal Well) None
Interface LGA1150 LGA1150 LGA1151

The Intel Core i5-6600K retains the 4 cores, but with 4-threads at a frequency of 3.50 / 3.90 GHz. It offers 6 MB of L3 cache, the same integrated graphics, and both show a TDP of 91W , and integrate a memory controller DDR3L-1600 and DDR4-2133 MHz. But know that the LGA1150 CPU coolers compatible with the LGA1151.

Intel i5 Lineup
i5-4670K i5-5675C i5-6600K
Price $242 $276 $243
Cores 4 4 4
Threads 4 4 4
Base CPU Freq. 3.4 GHz 3.1 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo CPU Freq. 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz
Graphics HD 4600 (GT2) Iris Pro 6200 (GT3e) HD 530 (GT2)
EUs 20 48 24
iGPU Freq. 1200MHz 1100MHz 1150MHz ?
TDP 84W 65W 91W
DDR3/L Freq. 1600MHz 1600MHz 1600MHz
DDR4 Freq. 2133MHz
L3 Cache 6MB 4MB 6MB
L4 Cache None 128MB (Crystal Well) None
Interface LGA1150 LGA1150 LGA1151

Moreover, the company has announced its new chipset Intel Z170 Express, exclusive motherboards featuring a LGA1151 socket to give life to Intel Skylake. This chipset is aimed at gamers and Overclockers, allowing unlock the CPU multiplier “K” for easy Overclocking. Intel has also introduced a bandwidth DMI chipset to 64 Gbps (32 Gbps per direction), which will help drive the next generation of high speed storage such as SSDs or PCIe M.2. The chipset provides native support NVMe protocol.

Next on the list for us is Intel’s Developer Forum in mid-August. Here Intel has said they will present details on their Skylake architecture and it will hopefully shed some further insight into what is going on under the hood with Skylake. We will have a full write up for you after the event.