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Prices of Intel “Skylake” processors for desktops revealed

A web-site has published the finalized prices of Intel Corp.’s “Skylake-S” processors for desktops. The new central processing units will cost about the same amount of money as existing chips, the world’s largest maker of microprocessors will not increase prices of its products.

The flagship Intel Core i7-6700K (four cores with Hyper-Threading, 4.0GHz frequency, 4.20GHz maximum Turbo Boost clock-rate, 8MB last-level cache, a dual-channel DDR3L/DDR4 memory controller with 1600MHz or 2133MHz support, 95W TDP, Intel HD Graphics integrated graphics core as well as LGA1151 packaging) will cost $316 in 1000-units quantities. The slightly slower Core i5-6600K (four 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 integrated graphics core, LGA1151 packaging) will be priced at $225, reports BenchLife.

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Other quad-core Core i5 and Core i7 central processing units will cost from $170 to $282, depending on specifications and performance.

Intel did not comment on the news-story.

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KitGuru Says: Intel traditionally sells its processors at similar price-points as previous-generation offerings. With “Skylake”, the chipmaker will not make any exceptions: the chips will be priced at the same levels as “Haswell” products.

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