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AMD FX-8320E CPU & MSI 970 Mobo Review

AMD FX-8320E CPU & MSI 970 Mobo Review

» September 2, 2015 05:00PM

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Intel 6th Generation Core i7 6700K Review

Intel 6th Generation Core i7 6700K Review

» August 4, 2015 05:00PM

Intel Core i7 5775C Review

Intel Core i7 5775C Review

» July 29, 2015 05:00PM

How to Overclock an Intel Pentium G3258 Guide

How to Overclock an Intel Pentium G3258 Guide

» January 13, 2015 05:00PM

AMD FX 8370 & FX 8370E Review

AMD FX 8370 & FX 8370E Review

» September 1, 2014 05:00PM


CPU's News (463)

Intel Broadwell-E CPUs Available for Pre-Order

Category: CPU's
Posted: April 21, 2016 03:06PM
Author: Nick Harezga

We first covered the upcoming line of High End Desktop (HEDT) processors from Intel late last year, with news that the processors would fall under the Broadwell-E lineup and use the X99 chipset. As previously announced, Intel will have four models available at launch, the i7-6950X, i7-6900K, i7-6850K, and i7-6800K. NCIX US has now become the first retailer to accept pre-orders for the chips, which have an expected release of the second quarter of this year. NCIX has current prices set at $2349.99 for the i7-6950X, $1495.99 for the i7-6900K, $889.99 for the i7-6850K, and $629.99 for the i7-6800K. Anandtech has re-seller specific prices listed at $1609.37 for the i7-6950X, $1024.70 for the i7-6900K, $602.11 for the i7-6850K, and $422.60 for the i7-6800K. The article notes that pricing scheme is not yet final and prices could go up or down.

Source: WCCF Tech



Intel Announces Apollo Lake x86 SoC Platform

Category: CPU's
Posted: April 18, 2016 04:32PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Apollo Lake is the "next-generation family of Atom-based notebook SoCs" from Intel, built on the x86 microarchitecture known as Goldmont. Also built in to the new chips is the graphics core found in Skylake processors with support for DDR4, DDR3L, and LPDDR3/DDR4. Intel envisions that Apollo Lake will make a great choice for a variety of low power or small form factor systems including notebooks, tablets, and all-in-one systems. In order to help accommodate these smaller devices, Intel has provided a list of recommendations to help with size and power restrictions including M.2 SSDs and Wi-Fi that is soldered to the motherboard. More information is expected to become available in the near future, with Computex likely a safe bet.

Source: AnandTech



Core i7-6950X Confirmed Through Intel Support Website

Category: CPU's
Posted: April 5, 2016 05:01AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Enthusiasts and gamers could be getting a nice treat from Intel in the somewhat near future with the release of the Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition CPU. The new CPU, which will be the first Extreme Edition chip released by Intel since August of 2014 and will fall under the Broadwell-E umbrella, is rumored to launch in three different variants that include 10, eight, and six cores. The support website for Intel does confirm that the Core i7-6950X will boast a total of 25M of cache with clock speeds of up to 3.5GHz, which should ensure some amazing performance in a variety of applications.

Prices of the new Intel Core i7-6950X are expected to range from $390 for the six-core version to $1,500 for the 10-core variant.

Source: PCWorld and WCCFTech



Intel Moving Away From Tick-Tock Release Schedule

Category: CPU's
Posted: March 23, 2016 03:12PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Intel has followed a tick-tock release strategy for as long as I can remember, wherein the company released a "new lithographic process note in one product cycle (a ‘tick’) and then an upgraded microarchitecture the next product cycle (a ‘tock’)." It was revealed about a week ago that the upcoming Kaby Lake architecture would be a second "tock" in the current release cycle rather than the "tick" in the next cycle. Decreasing transistor size has forced Intel to reevaluate this strategy, which is now being referred to as the Process-Architecture-Optimization cycle. It looks like Intel will be utilizing this strategy going forward rather than treating it as more of a one-off occurrence. From a consumer perspective this means that we will have to wait longer between brand new architectures and smaller transistors. Hopefully the optimization stage of the cycle will offer enough of an improvement to keep us upgrading.

Source: Anandtech



10nm Intel Cannonlake Arriving Late Next Year

Category: CPU's
Posted: March 16, 2016 03:45PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Intel has confirmed its plans to release 10nm Cannonlake based processors in the second half of 2017 to investing site The Motley Fool. This has been the rumored time frame for a few months, but a job posting discovered by the Fool led to some speculation that Intel would have difficulty meeting the deadline, pushing the release back to 2018. For some time Intel has been releasing CPUs in a Tick-Tock format, wherein the company "would release a Tick, a new (smaller) process node which will be using an existing architecture with minor updates and that would be followed by a Tock, a brand new microarchitecture built upon an existing process node." The constant push for smaller transistors has altered this schedule, causing Intel to add a third Tock with a minor update to a current microarchitecture. The upcoming 14nm Kaby Lake CPUs represent the third Tock and Cannonlake opening the next cycle as the Tick.

Source: The Motley Fool via WCCF Tech



Non-K Skylake CPUs Can No Longer be Overclocked Due to CPU Microcode Update

Category: CPU's
Posted: February 9, 2016 04:34PM
Author: Brentt Moore

In July of last year, it was reported that Skylake processors from Intel that were not a part of the K-series would be able to be overclocked due to changes made by motherboard manufacturers. Then, in December of last year, ASRock released a BIOS update that enabled overclocking for Intel Skylake CPUs that were not marketed as being overclockable. Now, Intel has pushed an official CPU microcode update to various motherboard partners that unfortunately disables the ability for customers to overclock their non-K series Skylake processors. An Intel spokesman noted that "The latest update provided to partners includes, among other things, code that aligns with the position that we do not recommend overclocking processors that have not been designed to do so." The spokesman went on to say that "Additionally, Intel does not warranty the operation of the processor beyond its specifications."

Fortunately for consumers, the CPU microcode update that disables the ability for Intel Skylake processors that are not a part of the K-series to be overclocked will only make its way onto motherboards with a BIOS update. So, in short, consumers can still overclock their non-K series Skylake processors as long as they continue to utilize the BIOS update that enabled the feature in the first place.

Source: TechPowerUp



Intel Skylake Overclocked to 7GHz

Category: CPU's
Posted: February 9, 2016 04:14PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Intel Core i7-6700K is the "flagship" processor of the Skylake architecture with a base speed of 4GHz, but the base speed is never enough for some people. Overclocker Chi-Kui Lam managed to achieve a clock speed of 7025.66MHz, breaking the record for highest clock speed on the new architecture, but falling short of the highest clock speed of 8722.78MHz, obtained using an AMD FX-8370. Lam paired the CPU with an ASRock motherboard, G.SKILL memory, a 1300W Antec power supply, and liquid nitrogen cooling. In addition to the ultra low temperature cooling provided by the liquid nitrogen, Lam also chose to disable all but one core to give the best chance of achieving high clock speeds.

Source: Hot Hardware




AMD Summit Ridge CPUs Available Near the End of the Year

Category: CPU's
Posted: January 21, 2016 05:18PM
Author: Nick Harezga

AMD has confirmed that the Zen based Summit Ridge FX CPUs will be available near the end of 2016. CEO Lisa Su emphasized the improvement that will be seen over current generation Excavator cores with Zen "aiming to achieve IPC leverage greater than 40%," compared to current offerings. The Zen Core itself boasts "a totally revised design, offering high core count, Simultaneous Multithreading Support (SMT), High-Bandwidth, Low Latency Cache and will be based on the FinFET process to allow better efficiency in client and enterprise platforms."

Source: WCCF Tech



Rumors Say Intel to Launch 5.1 GHz Xeon CPU for Limited Customers

Category: CPU's
Posted: January 21, 2016 09:30AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

As always, rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, and as this one likely will not affect consumers, it may not matter too much if it is true or not. Supposedly Intel is going to be launching its E5-2600 V4 Xeon family of CPUs with one processor having a default clock of 5.1 GHz. According to the rumor, its model number is E5-2602 V4 and will be a quadcore chip with 10 MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 165 W.

If you are thinking that this could be a fun processor to upgrade to, if the rumor is true, there is more to the rumor that may disappoint you. The CPU is not destined for the consumer market and might even be limited to a specific customer, the NSA. Even if the processor does exist, there is a good chance it would never come to the consumer market.

Source: WCCFtech



Bug Found in Intel Skylake CPU Using Prime95

Category: CPU's
Posted: January 12, 2016 05:39PM
Author: Nick Harezga

A bug has been found in the latest Skylake processors from Intel which can "cause a system to freeze when performing complex workloads." The bug was found using the GIMPS Prime95 Advanced Exponent Test and can occur under either Windows or Linux operating systems. Intel acknowledged the bug and has released a fix that can be applied through the UEFI/BIOS of the motherboard. To fully roll out the updates, Intel will have to work with individual motherboard manufacturers to apply the fix to the UEFI of each board.

Source: Legit Reviews



Intel to Release 10 Core Consumer Processor at Computex 2016

Category: CPU's
Posted: January 11, 2016 09:17AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

It does not seem all that long ago that the first dual core x86 CPUs were released, but now we are approaching the release of the first 10 core CPU for consumers; Intel's Core i7-6950X. It is a Broadwell-E chip, so it is being manufactured on a 14 nm process, and will have a base clock of 3.00 GHz, with a 3.50 GHz. It will also come unlocked, so overclockers are free to push that higher, and so long as you have an X99 motherboard with an LGA 2011-v3 socket, you should be good to make the upgrade.

If you are looking for something with a lower price tag, Intel is also set to release the i7-6900K, i7-6850K, and i7-6800K. The 6900K has eight cores and 16 threads, with a base clock of 3.20 GHz and 3.70 GHz boost, and is expected to cost $999. The two 68xxK processors are both hexacores and the 6850K has a base clock of 3.60 GHz, with a 3.80 GHz boost, while the 6800K starts at 3.40 GHz and goes up to 3.60 GHz. Coming in at $550 and $390 respectively though, these may be a good solution for some.

With these new CPUs coming, it is not surprising that some AIB manufacturers are going to release new or refreshed motherboards to provide the latest features. Apparently Gigabyte showed off a refreshed X99 motherboard at CES 2016, which Computerbase spotted, which is WCCFtech's source. I do not read German though, which is why WCCFtech is the first source below.

Source: WCCFtech and Computerbase (German) [1] [2]



AMD Announces the A10-7890K APU and the Wraith CPU Cooler

Category: CPU's
Posted: January 8, 2016 04:49PM
Author: Brentt Moore


AMD recently unveiled that it is utilizing the new AM4 socket as a unified platform for its upcoming products. The company has also just revealed the A10-7890K APU, which offers a small speed increase over the current flagship APU from AMD, the A10-7870K. The A10-7890K features a max turbo frequency of 4.3GHz and offers four CPU cores and eight GPU cores, just like the other top of the line A10 APUs offered by the company. AMD also announced the new Wraith cooler, which is considerably better than the current CPU cooler that ships with AMD products. The Wraith Cooler features a back-lit AMD logo, a constant velocity fan, and a similar footprint of its predecessor. AMD has noted that its Wraith Cooler, which will ship with all retail APUs and CPUs going forward, features one-tenth of the noise, 24 percent more cooling fin surface area, and 34 percent more air flow than its predecessor.

Source: HotHardware




Eight New Intel Processors Announced, Including Two Skylakes Without Integrated GPU

Category: CPU's
Posted: December 29, 2015 09:55AM
Author: bp9801

Intel has recently released some more entries in both its Skylake and Broadwell lines, with a total of eight new processors now in the mix. Two of them are desktop parts, with the rest a mobile processor, and it is those desktop processors that are a little different. The Core i3-6098P and Core i5-6402P are Skylake parts without an integrated graphics chip, hence the 'P' suffix at the end of their name. The i3-6098P is a dual-core processor with HyperThreading, a 3.6GHz clock speed, and 3MB of cache. The 6402P is a quad-core part with a 2.8GHz clock speed and 6MB of cache. The 6098P comes in at $117 and the 6402P at $182, so these could be ideal for those on a limited budget and already running a video card.

There's no word on when the Core i3-6098P and Core i5-6402P will arrive, nor the mobile processors also announced. Hopefully we'll have word on that soon. The mobile processors include: Celeron 3855U, Celeron 3955U, Core i5-5200DU, Core i5-6198DU, Core i5-5500DU, and the Core i5-6498U.

Source: Legit Reviews



AMD Zen Architecture to Have Multiple Generations Over 3-5 Years

Category: CPU's
Posted: December 17, 2015 09:14AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Since it was first unveiled in May, with rumors leaking before it, AMD's upcoming Zen CPU architecture has been of great interest to many. Based on what has come out about it, this architecture should be significantly better than the company's current offerings, and potentially it could lead to a much-needed turnaround. Based on recent comments from AMD's CEO, Lisa Su, the company is confident enough to be planning on multiple Zen generations for years to come.

At the 19th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference it was stated that "Zen+" and "Zen follow ons" will be on the roadmap for three to five years. As the Zen architecture has been designed from scratch, which is a multi-year process, it is not surprising that it will serve as a broad platform for multiple years. We can certainly expect to find it entering devices from laptops and mainstream desktops to high-end desktops and enterprise machines.

Source: WCCFtech



BIOS Update Enables Intel Skylake Overclocking

Category: CPU's
Posted: December 14, 2015 04:39PM
Author: Nick Harezga

With the release of Sandy Bridge processors in 2011, Intel started to sell separate models of its processors with a "K" designation, signifying that the CPU was unlocked and overclockable. It was rumored that base clock speed overclocking would return with the release of the latest Skylake processors, but the K series was again required to have access to overclocking. Fortunately for enthusiasts, ASRock has come to the rescue with a BIOS update, enabling overclocking on non-K series CPUs. The update will be released for Z170 motherboards soon and will enable base clock changes, though the multiplier will remain locked. It remains to be seen if other manufacturers will follow suit, or if users will have to choose ASRock motherboards for their non-K series Skylake overclocking needs.

Source: Tech Spot



AMD Launches the FX-6330 Black Edition Processor

Category: CPU's
Posted: December 14, 2015 10:19AM
Author: Brentt Moore


AMD has officially launched the FX-6330 Black Edition processor, a product that is supposed to replace the company’s FX-6300 processor that launched back in 2012. The FX-6330 is incredibly similar to the FX-6300 that it replaces, with the amount of cores and threads, L2 cache, L3 cache, memory support, and TDP all being the same. The main advantage that the new AMD FX-6330 provides is a 100MHz increase in both base and boost clock speeds, bringing its numbers up to 3.6GHz and 4.2GHz, respectively. The FX-6330 Black Edition processor by AMD, which is built on the 32nm SOI HKMG process, also comes with the latest S3.0 cooler, which provides more surface area, higher air volume circulation, and steady noise output when compared to previous generation coolers.

The AMD FX-6330 retails for $109.99, which is roughly the same MSRP that the FX-6300 featured, but is unfortunately only available in the Asian Pacific market. Additional details about the new AMD processor can be found within the source link below.

Source: WCCFtech



Intel Broadwell-E to be Unveiled at Computex 2016

Category: CPU's
Posted: December 10, 2015 04:51PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Specifications for the next generation of High End Desktop (HEDT) processors from Intel began to leak last month, noting that the CPUs would fall under the Broadwell-E lineup and use the X99 chipset. It was also revealed that the chips available at launch would have up to ten physical cores, but we were left wondering when the new CPUs would be officially revealed. Worry no longer, the launch date is now known. According to Benchlife, the CPUs will launch at Computex 2016, taking place from May 31 to June 4 in Taiwan. Four models will be available at launch, the i7-6950X, i7-6900K, i7-6850K, and i7-6800K. The CPUs will range from ten cores for the i7-6950X to six cores for the i7-6850K and i7-6800K at prices ranging from less than $450 to $999.

Source: Benchlife via WCCF Tech



AMD Acknowledges High-End Desktops in 2016 will Feature Zen CPUs

Category: CPU's
Posted: December 10, 2015 04:54AM
Author: Brentt Moore

AMD has chosen to use the Raymond James Technology Investors Conference, which included the company’s CFO, Devinder Kumar, to confirm that its upcoming Zen processors will be featured in high-end desktops in late 2016. The news comes just days after it was reported that the AM4 platform by AMD, which will be what Zen based high-end desktop FX processors will utilize, could be launching in March of 2016. The launch of Zen for high-end desktops sometime next year will allow the company to drive towards more sustainable profitability for years to come, as it will bring renewed competition in the CPU market.

Source: WCCFtech



Intel 2016 CPU Roadmap Leaked

Category: CPU's
Posted: November 24, 2015 03:31PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The latest Intel CPU roadmap for 2016 has leaked and it features information on several upcoming CPU models including Broadwell-E, Apollo Lake, and Kaby Lake-S. Broadwell-E is the next entry in the "high-end" CPU market and will have four different models with the lowest level CPU sporting six cores at 3.4GHz. Kaby Lake-S will replace the recently released Skylake processors though it should be noted that its release was only enabled by the delay to Cannonlake. It will add support for USB 3.1, HDCP 2.2, and increase PCIe 3.0 lanes from 20 to 24. Apollo Lake will take the place of Braswell, a low power chip designed for mobile devices.

Source: Hot Hardware



Leaked Specifications Available for Intel Broadwell-E

Category: CPU's
Posted: November 12, 2015 05:03PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The next iteration of Intel High-End Desktop (HEDT) processors features the Broadwell-E branding and will use the X99 chipset, with current motherboards remaining compatible. The HEDT chips carry the Extreme or Unlocked designation and started with the Core i7-965 Extreme Edition. The Core i7-6950X is expected to be the first CPU available from the Broadwell-E family and will feature 10 cores and 20 threads running at 3 GHz. An additional three Broadwell-E CPUs will be available under the i7-6900K, i7-6850K, and i7-6800K model numbers. The i7-6900K will have eight cores at 3.30 GHz, the i7-6850K will have six cores at 3.6 GHz, and the i7-6800K will have six cores at 3.4 GHz.

Source: WCCF Tech



AMD Bristol Ridge SOC Design Leaked

Category: CPU's
Posted: November 9, 2015 04:19PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The AMD FX-9830P System-on-a-Chip (SOC) is the next generation all-in-one offering from the company, designed to replace the current Carrizo SOCs. The new chip is built on the Bristol Ridge platform and will offer better performance per watt than current offerings. Bristol Ridge will be compatible with HSA 1.0 and OpenCL 2.0 with an expected availability of sometime next year. The chip is expected to be similar to that of the Carrizo, with "12 compute core design that incorporates up to four x86 Excavator cores with 2 MB L2 cache and 8 Third-Generation GCN compute units that will feature 512 stream processors." Bristol Ridge chips will be available on both the FP4 mobility and AM4 desktop platforms.

Source: WCCF Tech



More Information Leaked for Intel Broadwell DE SoC

Category: CPU's
Posted: October 26, 2015 03:49PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The upcoming Intel Xeon D and Pentium D CPU lines were first announced a little over a year ago with eight CPUs expected with up to eight cores. New information has now been obtained by CPU-World that points to CPUs with 12 and 16 cores and up to 24MB of cache. The CPUs are built around the 14nm Broadwell architecture and seek to combine "the high powered Xeon processors with the low power requirements of Atom SOCs." Original estimates hinted at a maximum TDP of 45W but that has not been updated for the new chips. Intel has placed emphasis on the fact that the CPUs will feature full power cores despite being a SoC. The SoC designation will really come into play in the power requirements.

Source: CPU-World via WCCF Tech



Engineering Sample of AMD’s Hierofalcon SoC Spotted and Benchmarked

Category: CPU's
Posted: October 16, 2015 06:37AM
Author: Brentt Moore


The AMD server SoC known as Hierofalcon, which is the first ARM solution from AMD that is catered towards embedded markets, has been awaited by many for quite some time. The latest SoC by AMD boasts up to eight ARM Cortex-A57 cores, 512KB of L2 cache for each core, a TDP range of 15W to 30W, 10Gb KR Ethernet, and PCI-Express Gen 3. AMD’s Hierofalcon SoC includes compatibility with the company’s SP1 BGA package and also features ARM TrustZone technology for maximum security. Matthias Waldhauer, who goes by Dresdenboy on osadl, has successfully spotted and benchmarked an eight core engineering sample of the SoC, and the results look quite promising when compared to other product offerings by AMD as well as Intel.

For all of the visualized benchmark data, as well as some additional information on the Hierofalcon SoC by AMD, be sure to click on the related images below.

Source: WCCFtech




AMD Athlon X4 880K Details Leak

Category: CPU's
Posted: September 9, 2015 06:25PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Details surrounding the Athlon X4 880K from AMD, which has yet to be officially announced by the chipmaker, have been leaked by motherboard manufacturer Biostar as part of a compatibility listing. The AMD Athlon X4 880K is based on the Kaveri architecture, boasts a 4.0GHz base clock, offers 4MB of cache, and features two cores with four threads. At this point in time, the turbo clock of the Athlon X4 880K is unknown, but with a TDP of 95W, hopefully it will be something that can impress consumers enough to purchase the chip that is simply an APU with the graphics portion disabled.

Pricing and release date data concerning the Athlon X4 880K have not yet been revealed by AMD.

Source: Fudzilla



Intel Broadwell-E CPUs Rumored for Early 2016

Category: CPU's
Posted: September 8, 2015 03:50PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Previous rumors indicated that Intel was planning to start production on its next generation Broadwell-E based CPUs in Q1 2016, but Chinese website BenchLife is now reporting that the new chips will be available for purchase in the same quarter. Final software optimization is expected to complete by early January with ES sampling in Q4 2015 and QS sampling shortly thereafter. The source expects an announcement at CeBIT 2016 in March with the possibility of a same day release. Broadwell-E will be the latest entry into the High-End Desktop (HEDT) lineup with six and eight core models available for the X99 platform. Prices are currently estimated at $400 for an entry level CPU up to $999 for the flagship model.

Source: BenchLife via WCCF Tech



Business Class Carrizo APUs Coming Soon from AMD

Category: CPU's
Posted: August 24, 2015 06:26AM
Author: Brentt Moore

While AMD officially announced the Carrizo microarchitecture back in June of this year, and successfully launched three quad core mobile APUs that include the FX-8800P, A10-8700P, and A8-8600P, the company will soon offer business class Carrizo APU products as well. The products are virtually the same as their consumer counterparts, and individuals can differentiate between the Carrizo APUs by the P suffix, which pertains to consumer class processors, and the B suffix, which pertains to business class processors. Overall, the complete Carrizo lineup is meant to offer decent processing power with incredible efficiency, something that AMD hopes will sit well with consumers and businesses alike.

Model Cores / Threads Frequency / Turbo L2 Cache Graphics GPU Frequency Memory TDP
A6 PRO-8500B 2 / 2 1.6 / 3GHz 1MB R5 800MHz No data 15W
A6-8500P 2 / 2 1.6 / 3GHz 1MB R5 800MHz No data 15W
A8 PRO-8600B 4 / 4 1.6 / 3GHz 2MB R6 720MHz DDR3-2133 15W
A8-8600P 4 / 4 1.6 / 3GHz 2MB R6 720MHz DDR3-2133 15W
FX PRO-8800B 4 / 4 2.1 / 3.4GHz 2MB R7 800MHz DDR3-2133 15W
FX-8800P 4 / 4 2.1 / 3.4GHz 2MB R7 800MHz DDR3-2133 15W
A10 PRO-8700B 4 / 4 1.8 / 3.2GHz 2MB R6 800MHz DDR3-2133 15W
A10-8700P 4 / 4 1.8 / 3.2GHz 2MB R6 800MHz DDR3-2133 15W

Source: CPU-World



Intel Skylake Processors Facing Supply Shortage

Category: CPU's
Posted: August 17, 2015 03:44PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The CEO of Asustek reported that there was a shortage of the latest Intel Skylake processors in the market, news that was then confirmed by Intel. Desktop and mobile processors are both feeling the effects of the shortage despite the fact that the reasons behind the shortage are unclear. Asustek CEO Jerry Shen addressed the shortage in a recent earnings conference stating, "In September we are going to produce a lot of ‘Skylake’ products, but we expect significant shortage of ‘Skylake’ globally, not just for Asus." Intel spokesman Daniel Snyder attempted to address the shortage stating, "We are experiencing supply tightness due to strong demand and expect additional volume to be available as Q3 progresses."  It is also worth noting that once the processors get to manufacturers, there will be multiple additional weeks before products can get in the hands of consumers due to shipping times.

Source: Kit Guru



FanlessTech Leaks Skylake-U Lineup

Category: CPU's
Posted: August 12, 2015 04:44AM
Author: Brentt Moore


Intel is expected to launch a full range of Skylake-U processors sometime next month, and specifications concerning those processors have just been released by technology website FanlessTech. The processors are being aimed at devices that benefit from low power usage components, such as laptops and even tablets, and the new Skylake-U series is expected to replace the Broadwell-U series that was launched earlier this year. While the current leaked specifications only show off Skylake-U processors that feature a TDP of 15W, consumers should expect four chips that feature TDPs of 28W and Intel Iris Graphics, the latter of which provides excellent performance and efficiency in gaming, to arrive in the first quarter of 2016.

For detailed information on the leaked Skylake-U lineup, see the related images or click on the source links below.

Source: FanlessTech and WCCFtech




Intel Skylake Processors are Now Available in Select iBUYPOWER PCs

Category: CPU's
Posted: August 7, 2015 05:58AM
Author: Brentt Moore

iBUYPOWER, a company that has been delivering some of the best gaming systems for the most discerning gamers since 1995, has officially announced that the latest Intel Skylake processors are available in select systems. Gamers will benefit from the overclocking potential, Turbo Boost Technology, and DDR4 support of the quad core i5-6600K and i7-6700K, allowing them to stay ahead of their competition. Intel's 6th Generation Core processors offers gamers with excellent performance and efficiency, and while a great video card is obviously needed to provide a truly immersive experience, the Intel Skylake systems available from iBUYPOWER can be configured with some of the best computer hardware available today.

Source: TechPowerUp



Prices Leaked for Intel Skylake-S Complete Lineup

Category: CPU's
Posted: August 4, 2015 05:09AM
Author: Brentt Moore

With Intel officially launching Skylake-S tomorrow, it comes as no surprise that price leaks for the upcoming products are being posted online. Benchlife.info, a source that has been highly accurate in the past when it comes to rumored specifications and price details, has posted a table that shows the alleged prices of various SKUs in the Skylake lineup. From the data, it looks the Skylake-S lineup offers some serious value, as the Skylake “K Series” i7 is $64 less than the Broadwell flagship and $26 cheaper than the Haswell flagship. Additionally, the Core i5 6600K is a whopping $52 cheaper than the Broadwell Core i5-5775C, which happened to retail for $277, and $14 cheaper than the Haswell Core i5, which was selling for $239 upon release.

No matter the track record of Benchlife.info, the following prices are simply rumors at this point, but with Intel launching the Skylake-S chips tomorrow, consumers will soon find out if the following data happens to be correct.

  Base Clock Turbo Clock Cache Cores/Threads Price (USD)
LGA 1151 (95W)          
Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 4.2 8MB 4/8 316
Intel Core i5-6600K 3.0 3.9 6MB 4/4 225
LGA 1151 (65W)          
Intel Core i7-6700 3.4 4.0 8MB 4/8 282
Intel Core i5-6600 3.3 3.9 6MB 4/4 199
Intel Core i5-6500 3.2 3.6 6MB 4/4 179
Intel Core i5-6400 2.7 3.3 6MB 4/4 170
LGA 1151 (35W)          
Intel Core i7-6700T 2.8 3.6 8MB 4/8 282
Intel Core i5-6600T 2.7 3.5 6MB 4/4 199
Intel Core i5-6500T 2.5 3.1 6MB 4/4 179
Intel Core i5-6400T 2.2 2.8 6MB 4/4 170

Source: WCCFtech



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