On Tuesday, Intel the processor giant of the world launched its new lineup called Skylake. Offering two processors at the moment the Core i7-6700K and the Core i5-6600K. As per Intel’s naming convention these are unlocked processors (prominent by the K) which means that they’re easily overclock-able. Both are physically quad core processors with 14 nanometer technology. Both of the chips have a base frequency of 4.0 GHz while as mentioned before they are both overclock-able.
Performance wise other than more overclock capacity the i7-6700K has barely any advantage over the previous Hawell-E i7-5820K while giving a 10% performance increase when compared to the Haswell i7-4790K. It is important to note that these are the first 14 nanometer ships from Intel targeted towards gamer (unlike the 12nm Broadwell.)
Rumor is that the successor to the Skylake lineup called Cannonlake has been delayed.
Both of the new chips (the i7 and the i5) will be the first processors to utilize the also newly introduced Z170 chipset. Which supports DDR4 RAM. Unlike Broadwell however, the Z170 chipset supports DDR3L memory as well. The processors are also equipped with the new Intel HD 530 built in graphics which are supposed to give a 20 to 40 percent increase in performance as compared to the last generation of HD graphics.
More chips in the Skylake lineup will be launched on August 18th so stayed tuned