Intel unleashes Skylake Core i7, Core i5 processors with overclocking support
Intel debuted at the ongoing Gamescom gaming exhibition in Cologne, Germany with its Skylake range of Core i7 and Core i5 processors. These new processors are especially designed with an advanced overclocking support and are setting the stage for the sixth-generation Intel Core processor lineup alongside Intel 100 Series chipset that both will be available later this year.
The Skylake range includes Intel Core i7-6700K and Intel Core i5-6600K. Both the new Windows 10-ready desktop processors have DDR4 memory support and come with DirectX12 compatibility. The chip maker has provided total four cores on the new processors along with a maximum clock speed of 4GHz.
The Intel Core i7-6700K has 4GHz clock speed that can be increased to 4.2GHz with Turbo Boost. This new processor has an all-new Intel HD 530 graphics core that runs on 350MHz frequency. In addition, there is 8MB of L3 cache and a new temperature control technology.
The Intel Core i5-6600K, on the other hand, has 3.5GHz clock speed base that can go up to 3.9GHz turbo boost. There is 6MB of L3 cache and up to 65W power consumption.
Intel has made the Core i7-6700K processor available with a price tag of $350 (approximately Rs.22,300), whereas the Core i5-6600K is priced at $243 (approximately Rs. 15,500).
Apart from announcing the new processors, the company brought the Intel Z170 as a new chipset. The new chipset is designed to support the new Skylake processors along with DDR4 memory and USB 3.0 compatibility. The company also launched LGA 1150 socket that will be available on the new chipset.
Intel has partnered with hardware vendors such as Asrock, Asus, EVGA, Gigabite and MSI among others. Likewise, the company has chosen OEMs like Alienware, Acer and HP to start offering the new Skylake processors.