Friday, June 19th 2015

Intel to Debut its Core "Skylake" Processors at Gamescom 2015

Intel is expected to debut its 6th generation Core "Skylake" desktop processor family at Gamescom 2015, which will be held in Cologne, Germany, between 5th and 9th August. PC enthusiasts should look forward to two parts in particular, the Core i7-6700K, and the Core i5-6600K. The two quad-core chips will be built in the LGA1151 package, compatible with upcoming motherboards based on Intel's 100-series chipset. Motherboards based on the Intel Z170 Express chipset will allow CPU overclocking. The integrated memory controller of "Skylake" CPUs support both DDR3 and DDR4 memory standards, and should prove to be a transition point between the two.

Following the i7-6700K and i5-6600K with Z170 chipset motherboards, at Gamescom; Intel will launch other parts in the 6th gen. Core processor family between late-August and early-September. Those launches will include i7-6700/6700T, Core i5-6600, 6500, 6400, 6600T, 6500T and 6400T, and H170 and B150 chipsets. Then in late-September, the company will launch the entry-level H110 chipset.
Source: DigiTimes
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55 Comments on Intel to Debut its Core "Skylake" Processors at Gamescom 2015

#1
Nihilus
The 'tock' will be called Skylake, the 'tick' will be called Skynet.
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#2
Xzibit
Nihilus said:
The 'tock' will be called Skylake, the 'tick' will be called Skynet.
Doesnt it go, Tick, Tock, BOOM!!!
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#3
Haytch
Waiting for the Extreme version of this processor.
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#4
the54thvoid
Really need info on DX12 core usage. What will the differences be in gaming with 4 to 6? This is Skylakes only 'weakness'.

My 3930k will be 4 yrs old when these come out to retail.
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#5
iSkylaker
Those hardware companies seem to be taking advantage of gaming conferences to announce their products, I'm pretty sure it was more than confirmed they will be launching those at IDF 15. But it makes sense, most gamers have their eyes on new games releases and what better time or place than E3 or Gamescom to announce the hardware that will most likely leverage their game experience.
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#6
Uplink10
Four chipsets (Z170, H170, B150, H110) is a big mistake because there is too much choice and just because Intel wants to save money. I mean seriously, TWO Hxxx chipsets? WTF!?!
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#7
mroofie
Uplink10 said:
Four chipsets (Z170, H170, B150, H110) is a big mistake because there is too much choice and just because Intel wants to save money. I mean seriously, TWO Hxxx chipsets? WTF!?!
do some research please :shadedshu:

haswell/haswell refresh nothing new
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#8
mroofie
the54thvoid said:
Really need info on DX12 core usage. What will the differences be in gaming with 4 to 6? This is Skylakes only 'weakness'.

My 3930k will be 4 yrs old when these come out to retail.
Well from the charts we have seen dx12 becomes worse with more cores especially 8 O.O 6 is okay but 4 is still the best :)
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#9
Kaynar
mroofie said:
Well from the charts we have seen dx12 becomes worse with more cores especially 8 O.O 6 is okay but 4 is still the best :)
uhmm? so what exactly do u mean DX12 becomes worse with more cores? people with 6 or 8 cores gota disable them in the bios? :D or we just wont see linear increase in performance (like now, 6/8 core is pretty much useless for gaming)
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#10
birdie
Uplink10 said:
Four chipsets (Z170, H170, B150, H110) is a big mistake because there is too much choice and just because Intel wants to save money. I mean seriously, TWO Hxxx chipsets? WTF!?!
Actually there are six chipsets for socket 1151.

And it's been like that for the past two generations.
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#11
Analog_Interface
Skylake will be a game changer imo, BUT... if there was some serious competition to Intel from any competitor (well, of-course AMD), DDR4 and more importantly, PCIe 4.0 standard would've debuted to Skylake probably. However, in defense of it, there's no need on that anyway, soooooo........ cheers guys :toast: :D
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#12
Tom-Helge
The two quad-core chips will be built in the LGA1151 package

Does that mean that i can't use those CPU's on my Intel LGA1150 motherboard?

And is LGA1150 about to die out as a socket?
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#13
Petey Plane
Tom-Helge said:
The two quad-core chips will be built in the LGA1151 package

Does that mean that i can't use those CPU's on my Intel LGA1150 motherboard?

And is LGA1150 about to die out as a socket?
Correct. 1151 socket CPUs are not compatible with 1150 sockets, and vice versa. 1151 = socket pin count.

Don't worry though, compared to your current system (in your system specs), you could only expect to see about a 5% increase (at best) for FPS in all games with the Skylake chips and DDR4. You can wait at least 2-3 more generation before updating. DDR4 and PCI 4.0 will have very little effect on game performance. Cards todays still can't fully populate PCI 3.0 lanes, which is why you see virtually no difference between PCI 3.0 8x and 16x. Same goes for RAM, with virtually no difference between DDR3 3000 and DDR3 1600, as far as game FPS goes. If your primary use for your PC is gaming, your current CPU and RAM setup is good for at least 3 more years. Spending money on a GPU is far more important.
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#14
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Sign me up for a i7-6700 and H170.

Gamescon is a weird venue to choose though. I wonder if they plan on releasing more than just Skylake.
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nickbaldwin86
Tom-Helge said:
The two quad-core chips will be built in the LGA1151 package

Does that mean that i can't use those CPU's on my Intel LGA1150 motherboard?

And is LGA1150 about to die out as a socket?
You got it... don't know why anyone would think 1151 can connect to a 1150... but you did ask the question :|

LGA1150 will be a thing of the past... like 1155 and the other 100 sockets before those.
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Tom-Helge
Petey Plane said:
Correct. 1151 socket CPUs are not compatible with 1150 sockets, and vice versa. 1151 = socket pin count.

Don't worry though, compared to your current system (in your system specs), you could only expect to see about a 5% increase (at best) for FPS in all games with the Skylake chips and DDR4. You can wait at least 2-3 more generation before updating. DDR4 and PCI 4.0 will have very little effect on game performance. Cards todays still can't fully populate PCI 3.0 lanes, which is why you see virtually no difference between PCI 3.0 8x and 16x. Same goes for RAM, with virtually no difference between DDR3 3000 and DDR3 1600, as far as game FPS goes. If your primary use for your PC is gaming, your current CPU and RAM setup is good for at least 3 more years. Spending money on a GPU is far more important.
Ok. Well yeah. I'm sure i will be fine for another 3-4 years with my computer, so that's not an issue.

I use my computer both for gaming and video rendering. But my GPU here will do a much better job at gaming and video rendering than any 'normal' CPU's will be able to achieve anyways. So in my case, i will be in more need of a good GPU over a new CPU / RAM. Or the only thing i need now is to replace my 8 GB of DDR3 RAM with 16 GB DDR3 RAM and a new SSD.

My question is if the LGA1150 socket will be replaced by LGA1151 or something else pretty soon?
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#18
Prima.Vera
We should have by now 8 cores / 16 threads as cheap mainstream by now. But because of 0 (zero) competition, we won't get this too soon...
I'm really curious what will be the difference between my i7 3770K and this i7 6770K on gaming perf.. REALLY curious!
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Petey Plane
Tom-Helge said:

My question is if the LGA1150 socket will be replaced by LGA1151 or something else pretty soon?
Correct. The 1151 is replacing the 1150 socket. Only Skylake and the subsequent CPUs will fit that socket. Your current CPU will not fit a 1151 board, nor will a Skylake CPU fit a 1150 socket.
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#20
nickbaldwin86
Prima.Vera said:
We should have by now 8 cores / 16 threads as cheap mainstream by now. But because of 0 (zero) competition, we won't get this too soon...
I'm really curious what will be the difference between my i7 3770K and this i7 6770K on gaming perf.. REALLY curious!
why 8 cores.?.?. just to have bigger numbers like AMD... which means nothing... what do you do that needs 8 cores?

4 fast cores faster then 6 or 8 slow cores... moar! Ghz!

game performance is 5FPS more maybe

You want 6 cores... get a 5960x or a Xeon and get 12 cores
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#21
Petey Plane
Prima.Vera said:
We should have by now 8 cores / 16 threads as cheap mainstream by now. But because of 0 (zero) competition, we won't get this too soon...
I'm really curious what will be the difference between my i7 3770K and this i7 6770K on gaming perf.. REALLY curious!
You can expect about a 5% to 10% increase in game FPS going from the 3770K to the 6770K, under best case scenarios. In resolutions of 1440 and above, the difference will be lower, more like 2% to 3%. Some large scale multilayer games, like Battlefield 4 (and therefore Starwars Battlefront and the eventual Battlefield 5) and Planetside, do benefit from a more powerful CPU, but it's still going to be less than 10% difference at resolutions over 1080.
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#22
Tom-Helge
Petey Plane said:
Correct. The 1151 is replacing the 1150 socket. Only Skylake and the subsequent CPUs will fit that socket. Your current CPU will not fit a 1151 board, nor will a Skylake CPU fit a 1150 socket.
Ok, so i'll guess there wont be any new LGA1150 CPU's from Intel then?

Not that i need a new one for a long time, but it's just good to know if Intel have stopped the production of new LGA1150 CPU's or not.
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#23
Petey Plane
Tom-Helge said:
Ok, so i'll guess there wont be any new LGA1150 CPU's from Intel then?

Not that i need a new one for a long time, but it's just good to know if Intel have stopped the production of new LGA1150 CPU's or not.
Right, the recently released Broadwell 5775C and 5675C should be the last 1150 CPUs. Those are targeted more toward small systems without dedicated GPUs
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#24
Hood
Uplink10 said:
Four chipsets (Z170, H170, B150, H110) is a big mistake because there is too much choice and just because Intel wants to save money. I mean seriously, TWO Hxxx chipsets? WTF!?!
You might be thinking from an enthusiast's veiwpoint only - in the broader sense, more choice is always a good thing - why pay for features you don't want or need? This allows system builders to hit certain price points by using the cheapest chipset/motherboard for the desired feature set. Without these choices, fewer systems would be sold overall, since they'd all be more expensive. If all the choices are confusing, just consult a simple chart before ordering any motherboard. BTW, this doesn't save Intel money, it costs them more to offer these options
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#25
slick530
Hey guys, what if I'm upgrading from the 2600k to this. Will I see any significant improvements? I'm planning to do SLI for my rig, would it be more viable to wait for the X series instead? Thanks!
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