Skylake-S is Here: Core i7 6700K and Core i5 6600K Reviews - AnandTech - Hardware Canucks - The Tech Report - Guru3D - Tom's Hardware - ComputerBase - Hardware.fr - HardOCP - Bit-tech - Hexus - PCGamesHardware.de - PCWorld - PC.Watch (Japan) - Lab501 - Jagat Review - Techspot - Weeder - Digital Trends - Maximum PC - Review Studio - TechTeamGB - Overclock3D - Hot Hardware - Lan OC Reviews - NL Hardware - PC Perspective - TweakTown - KitGuru - Trusted Reviews - Hispazone - Thinkcomputers - Eurogamer - Eurogamer (Core i3) - Neoseeker - Gamers Nexus - HiTech Legion - Expert Reviews - Golem - GameStar - OverclockersClub - PCLab - PurePC - Modders-Inc - Cowcotland Skylake-S Overclocking Summary (Launch Reviews) - PC Perspective got their sample to 4.7 GHz - Hardware Canucks got their sample to 4.8 GHz - Arstechnica got their sample to 4.8 GHz - Guru 3D got their sample to 4.8 GHz - Techspot got their sample to 4.8 GHz - Tom's Hardware got their sample to 4.7 GHz - Bit-Tech got their sample to 5.0 GHz (Prime stable), 4.8 GHz (Prime + Gaming stable) - HardOCP got their sample to 4.7 GHz - AnandTech got their sample to 4.5 GHz - Hexus got their sample to 4.6 GHz - Lab501 got their sample to 5.0 GHz - Maximum PC got their sample to 4.7 GHz - Lan OC Reviews got their sample to 4.7GHz (Stock Voltage) - Expert Reviews got their sample to 4.7GHz - Overclock3D got their sample to 4.8 GHz - TweakTown got their sample to 4.8 GHz (5.2 GHz CPU-Z Validation) - KitGuru got their sample to 4.8 GHz - Hispazone got their sample to 4.8 GHz - NL Hardware got their sample to 4.8 GHz - HiTech Legion got their sample to 4.8 GHz - Golem got their sample to 4.8 GHz TweakTown's Ultimate Intel Skylake Overclocking Guide Skylake Non-K Overclocking BIOS List List of Skylake Overclocking Results Launch Date Skylake-S and the LGA1151 (100 Series Chipsets) Platform were launched in August 5, 2015. Unlocked multiplier Core i7 6700K and Core i5 6600K are available worldwide since early August. On September 1st Intel launched Core i5 6400, Core i5 6500, Core i5 6600 and Core i7 6700 (locked multiplier). Core i3 and Pentium models were made available on the same day in Asia, and at the end of September in other regions. Full Lineup - Skylake-S, Skylake-Y, Skylake-U, Skylake-H, Skylake-EP/EX (Purley) Desktop Skylake-S 'Unlocked, K Series' Desktop Skylake-S (Core i3, i5 and i7) Desktop Skylake-S (Pentium) Desktop Skylake-S 35W (Core i3, i5 and i7) Desktop Skylake-S 35W (Pentium) Mobile Skylake-Y (Core m3, m5 and m7) Mobile Skylake-U 15W Part 1 Mobile Skylake-U 15W Part 2 Mobile Skylake-U 28W Mobile Skylake-H Mobile Xeon E3-1500M v5 Skylake-S US Prices http://i.imgur.com/zpyflw6.jpg Second Generation Core-M (Skylake-Y): Core m3-6Y30, Core m5-6Y54/6Y57 and Core m7-6Y75 Specs http://benchlife.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/intel-skylake-schedule.jpg http://benchlife.info/will-support-ddr4-and-ddr3l-10-skylake-model-confirm-and-hand-on-04232015 http://benchlife.info/asus-z170-h170-and-h110-motherboard-leak-05212015 www.pcfrm.com/intel-i7-6700k-vs-i7-4790k www.expreview.com/39951.html http://konferencjakdm.pcss.pl/2015/...ey–kolejna_generacja_platformy_serwerowej.pdf www.digitimes.com/news/a20150618PD203.html www.xfastest.com/thread-159434-1-1.html www.cpu-world.com/news_2015/2015072901_Core_i3_and_Pentium_Skylake_CPUs_to_launch_in_September.html http://www.fanlesstech.com/2015/08/exclusive-skylake-u-lineup.html www.cpu-world.com/news_2015/2015082401_Some_details_of_Core_i3_and_Pentium_Skylake_CPUs.html Skylake Advancements http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y303/martmail55/Untitled-333_zpsnep4acoa.jpg Skylake-S, LGA1151 & 100 Series Chipsets Platform Details http://img.expreview.com/news/2015/04/15/Skylake-S-03.jpg http://img.expreview.com/news/2015/04/15/Skylake-S-04.jpg 100 Series Chipsets PCH Specifications Performance (from actual reviews, August 2015) Results from PCLab's review, Haswell vs Skylake - both overclocked to 4.5GHz for an optimal IPC comparison. Core i5 6600K vs Core i5 4690K at fixed 4.5GHz, Skylake is: 16.2% faster @ Battlefield 4 MP 10.9% faster @ Counter Strife Global Offensive 6% faster @ Crysis 3 22.7% faster @ Far Cry 4 13% faster @ GTA V 12.5% faster @ The Witcher 3 9.2% faster @ Watch Dogs 14.7% faster @ Project Cars 14.8% faster @ Starcraft 2 24.5% faster @ Total War Attila Overall gaming performance per clock (IPC) from 14 games/tests @ 1080p Ultra: Sandy Bridge to Haswell: 13.5% Haswell to Skylake: 12.8% Skylake is faster than Broadwell with eDRAM. Here's results and quotes from another review, Eurogamer compared 4 generations of Core i5 running the latest titles at 1080p. Core i5 6600K is their default choice for CPU intensive games. In the games tested by Eurogamer Core i5 6600K (Skylake-S) provides a larger performance per clock performance gain than Core i5 4690K (Haswell) compared to Core i5 2500K (Sandy Bridge). Core i5 6600K vs Core i5 4690K (same 3.5-3.9GHz base/turbo) - 17% faster @ The Witcher 3 - 11% faster @ GTA V - 10% faster @ Battlefield 4 Core i5 6600K vs Core i5 3570K (3.5-3.9GHz vs 3.4-3.8GHz base/turbo) - 22.4% faster @ The Witcher 3 - 20.6% faster @ GTA V - 18.1% faster @ Battlefield 4 Core i5 6600K vs Core i5 2500K (3.5-3.9GHz vs 3.3-3.7GHz base/turbo) - 25.8% faster @ The Witcher 3 - 31,7% faster @ GTA V - 25% faster @ Battlefield 4 Core i5 4690K vs Core i5 2500K (3.5-3.9GHz vs 3.3-3.7GHz base/turbo, ~6% clock advantage) - 7.3% faster @ The Witcher 3 - 11.9% faster @ GTA V - 14.1% faster @ Battlefield 4 Skylake-S supports DDR3L and DDR4 memory. Finally desktop Haswell gets a proper replacement. Compared to the older chips: Comparison - Skylake vs Haswell vs Ivy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge vs Nehalem CPU Performance (Cinebench 11.5 64-bit) PC Perspective Core i7 6700K Review: www.pcper.com/files/imagecache/article_max_width/review/2015-08-04/cb11-multi_0.png Core i7 6700K is: 23.5% faster than Core i7 5775C. 20% faster than Core i7 4770K. 36% faster than Core i7 3770K. 50.5% faster than Core i7 2700K. 86% faster than Core i7 965. Benchmark Results/Comparisons from AnandTech Users Head1985 - Core i7 6700K vs Core i5 2500K Comparison (@ 4.5GHz): Watch Dogs, TES Skyrim, World of Tanks, Crysis 3, GTA V, Far Cry 4, The Wicther 3 and Dying Light Tested AnandTech's Skylake-S Overclocking Rank ibtar: Core i7 6700K @ 4.7GHz (1.31V, Thermalright TS140bw with Prolimatech PK-1) From the original source of the first leaks, pre-launch Skylake benchmarks: Performance Leaks Pre Launch - Part 1 3DMark CPU Score http://www.pcfrm.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intel-i7-6700K-3D-MARK-4.png Cinebench 11.5 64-bit http://www.pcfrm.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intel-i7-6700K-CINEBENCH.png www.pcfrm.com/intel-i7-6700k-vs-i7-4790k ~15% faster than Haswell clock per clock. Looks like a solid Tock. Core i7 6700K almost matches the hexa-core Core i7 5820K, while 4-thread Core i5 6600K almost matches FX9590 (220W TDP) @ Cinebench. Core i5 4690K Geekbench 3 score (3.5-3.9GHz, Z97 board): ST: 3426 MT: 10850 Core i5 6600K Geekbench 3 score (3.5 base, Turbo enabled?, Z170 board): ST: 3967 MT: 12234 15,7% better ST score. 12,7% better MT score. Performance Leaks Pre Launch - Part 2 (July 2015) Core i7 6700K vs Core i7 4790K CPU-Z http://pic.yupoo.com/ztwss/EN58llRT/69mui.png CB R15 - CPU + OpenGL: Intel HD Graphics 530 outperforms HD 4600 by 41% (early drivers) http://pic.yupoo.com/ztwss/EN58m0fD/wf67p.jpg PCMark 8 Home http://cdn.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Intel-Core-i7-6700K_PCMark8-635x442.jpg SiSoftware Sandra http://cdn2.wccftech.com/wp-content...K_Sisoft-Sandra_Processor-Test-Multimedia.png http://cdn2.techbang.com.tw/system/...cdad4c5b5983f180a075b54182d135.png?1436432326 www.techbang.com/posts/24629-skylak...aymore-motherboard-measured-experience?page=2 wccftech.com/wipintel-skylake-core-...-leaked-tested-ecs-z170-claymore-motherboard/ 13.1% better performance from Core i7 6700K at stock (overall). Core i7 6700K: 79,73Mpix/s/GHz Core i7 4790K: 67,42Mpix/s/GHz 18.25% better performance per clock. Comparison - Skylake Iris Pro GT4e (72 EUs, 128MB eDRAM) vs Broadwell-K vs Maxwell Based on Broadwell-K's 3DMark 11 results and mikk's leak (up to 50% faster) we can roughly estimate how a ~65W TDP Skylake 4C+GT4e would perform under 3DMark 11. Core i7 5775C (Broadwell 4C+GT3e): 3057 points Skylake 4C+GT4e (estimated): ~4585 points Maxwell Geforce GTX850M/GTX950M-based notebooks (running Intel quad-core mobile CPUs): 4150-4680 points Skylake Successor - Kabylake (2016) http://benchlife.info/cannon-lake-postpone-and-kaby-lake-will-replace-skylake-in-2016-06232015 Little is know about it in the moment, current rumours point to a 14nm chip packing higher clocked x86 Skylake cores and a new graphics architecture (Gen 10). Kabylake will introduce a quad-core variant with GT4e graphics and 2x 128MB eDRAM (twice the bandwidth of Broadwell GT3e/Skylake GT4e's 128MB eDRAM).