Intel will be upgrading both their Compute Stick and NUC solutions with Skylake processors starting in October. Around this time we will also see companies like ECS, ASUS, Gigabyte and ASRock launch similar solutions as well.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about our review of the Sapphire Tri-X R9 390X graphics card, a few products from Deepcool, Intel Skylake overclocks, upcoming Skylake motherboards, and much more!
Just yesterday we showed you a 5.2 GHz overclock of Intel’s upcoming Skylake flagship processor the Core i7-6700K. If you can do 5.2 GHz on air, then what you do when liquid Nitrogen is thrown into the mix? Well it looks like you can get the chip to an impressive 6.5 GHz! That is a 2.5 GHz overclock from the chips stock speed of 4.0 GHz!
Intel is expected to launch their Skylake processors in just a couple of weeks at Gamescom and it looks like there are already a few samples in the wild. If these screenshots are believed to be real it looks like whoever is testing this chip was able to get it up to 5.2 GHz on air cooling!
Intel’s consumer product roadmap for the remainder of 2015 through the first half of 2016 has been leaked. First let’s start with Intel’s HEDT (High End Desktop) segment. Haswell-E will finally get its upgrade to the 14nm process in the form of Broadwell-E. Broadwell-E will start rolling out in Q1 of 2016. Naming has not been given on the roadmap, but we can expect these processors to be called the Core i7-6960X, Core i7-6930K, and the Core i7-6820K.
We have been waiting in anticipation for Intel’s Skylake platform for a while now. We got a glimpse of what to expect as many motherboard manufacturers showed off their Skylake motherboards at Computex last month. Well the release dates for Intel’s Skylake processors and accompanying chipsets to support the processors have been revealed!
Broadwell comes at a very weird time for consumers as well. We have heard that Intel could be launching their Skylake processors and 100 Series chipset at Gamescom in August. Skylake will be the “tock” in Intel’s release schedule. So consumers could get Broadwell with a 9 Series motherboard or just wait a little bit for a Skylake processor with a 100 Series board. Having just a few months between launches does not give a lot of time for Intel to really push Broadwell or even get it out into the channel. As of writing this it is quite hard to find Broadwell Desktop processors at major online retailers. Today we will be taking a look at the flagship processor in the Broadwell desktop processor line, the i7-5775C. This quad-core processor has a base CPU frequency of 3.3 GHz with a turbo boost up to 3.7 GHz. While this might be slower than the 4770K it achieves this with far less power and has much more powerful integrated graphics.
Microsoft will be launching Windows 10 on July 29, which is just a little over a week from now. It looks like Intel will be launching their flagship Skylake processors soon after. The initial launch is said to be happening at The Intel Extreme Masters Cologne on August 7th, where Intel will unveil the flagship Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K processors.
We first reported on AMD’s Project Quantum last week and as I pointed out the unit that they were showing at the event was in fact powered by an Intel CPU. This was sort of odd since AMD makes their own CPUs and is a direct competitor with Intel. Well AMD issues a statement this week to clarify that they will offer both AMD and Intel processor options with Project Quantum.
Intel is expected to debut its 6th Generation Core “Skylake” desktop processors at Gamescom 2015, which will take place August 5th – 9th in Cologne, Germany. Skylake will bring along with it the true successors to Haswell desktop parts by way of the Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K.