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Possible specifications of unlocked Intel ‘Skylake’ processors leak

A web-site has published what it claims to be specifications of unlocked Intel Core i-series “Skylake” microprocessors. If the specs are to be believed, then the next-generation enthusiast-class central processing units from Intel will feature pretty high clock-rates, which are on par with today’s “Devil’s Canyon” processors.

As expected, the family of unlocked Core i-series “Skylake” processors will contain two models: Intel Core i7-6700K and Intel Core i5-6600K, reports PCFrm web-site, which cites unknown sources. The media outlet does not have a track-record when it comes to revealing breaking news, therefore, it is unknown whether the report is accurate.

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If the report is correct, then Intel’s upcoming Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K will have the following specifications:

  • Core i7-6700K – 4 cores with Hyper-Threading, 4.0GHz frequency, 4.20GHz maximum Turbo Boost frequency, 8MB last-level cache, dual-channel DDR3/DDR4 memory controller with 1600MHz or 2133MHz support, 95W TDP, Intel HD Graphics 5000-series integrated graphics core, LGA1151 packaging;
  • Core i5-6600K – 4 cores, 3.50GHz frequency, 3.90GHz maximum Turbo Boost frequency, 6MB last-level cache, dual-channel DDR3/DDR4 memory controller with 1600MHz or 2133MHz support, 95W TDP, Intel HD Graphics 5000-series integrated graphics core, LGA1151 packaging;

Overall configuration of the unlocked Core i7 and Core i5 “Skylake” processors resembles that of Intel’s typical quad-core enthusiast-class processors with unlocked multiplier released in the recent years.

Frequencies of the new chips, if they are correct, are similar to those of the current-generation Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K “Devil’s Canyon” processors, which means that the new CPUs will not be slower compared to existing ones. Thanks to higher efficiency of the “Skylake” micro-architecture, in many cases the new central processing units will outperform the presently  available chips out-of-box. What remains to be seen is whether the new enthusiast-class processors will also be good overclockers.

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KitGuru Says: Keeping in mind that the information comes from a little-known web-site without a track-record, take it with a huge grain of salt. In fact, even the model numbers do not exactly look logical and more resemble those of AMD’s A-series chips. Nevertheless, if the specs are accurate, it is evident that Intel has managed to significantly increase clock-rates of commercial “Skylake” processors compared to frequencies of engineering samples, which are known have low clock-rates.

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