Wednesday, September 6th 2017

Intel Discontinues Production of Skylake CPUs

Intel's Skylake architecture, which christened the 6000 series of CPUs, has had its time in the sun, there's no denying that. However, as has been the case with Intel, who usually don't keep more than two architectures in the market at any given time, the Skylake series of processors have seen the end of their days. This is the announced death of an architecture that was competent in offering a token improvement for Intel's Core performance. Yet despite that, it certainly didn't set the world on fire with anticipation and acclaim. It was a sound business decision for Intel, however, allowing the company to maximize profits and capitalizing on a virtually outclassed competitor, which offered, at the time, the ill-spoken Bulldozer architecture and derivatives.

This comes mere months before Intel ships out their 8000 series CPUs on the Coffee Lake microarchitecture. This one is the most interesting from the blue giant in years, seeing a core count democratization towards the masses and the virtual elimination of dual-core CPUs, which have been overstaying their welcome for some time now. Expect decreasing availability in the following moths as retailers work through their available inventories. According to Intel, Skylake processors can be ordered until March 2018, with deliveries finalizing by September 2018. This applies particularly to the (arguably) most interesting models in the lineup, in the form of the Core i7-6700K, Core i5-6600K, and the Core i5-6402P and Core i3-6098P models which shipped with less powerful HD510 iGPUs. I say arguably, because for this editor, an i5-6400 which was overclockable through BIOS settings was the price-performance champion of this generation.

Sources: Computerbase, via OCAholic
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19 Comments on Intel Discontinues Production of Skylake CPUs

#1
silentbogo
Raevenlord said:
and the Core i5-6402P and Core i3-6098P models which shipped with more powerful iGPUs.
I think you got it backwards.... 510 has 12EUs, and 530 has 24 of them (GT1 and GT2 configurtations). So it should be "less powerful iGPUs".

Well, it was a short run for Skylake...
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#2
cadaveca
My name is Dave
silentbogo said:
Well, it was a short run for Skylake...
KabyLake is better. This is great news (and ultimately, completely expected).
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#3
Raevenlord
News Editor
silentbogo said:
I think you got it backwards.... 510 has 12EUs, and 530 has 24 of them (GT1 and GT2 configurtations). So it should be "less powerful iGPUs".

Well, it was a short run for Skylake...
You're right, I did get it backwards. Fixed. Thanks for that.
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#4
TheOne
The last Intel CPU's with update support in Windows 7/8/8.1.
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
I had to read up on Wikipedia what Lake they are in now actually. New chips every year, which seems a bit excessive to me.
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#6
RejZoR
So, they are already discontinuing the newly released Skylake HEDT's? :D
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#7
Dj-ElectriC
RejZoR said:
So, they are already discontinuing the newly released Skylake HEDT's? :D
There's Skylake, and there's Skylake-X
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#8
RejZoR
God, no one understands sarcasm anymore, not even when you stick a freaking green, grinning smiley next to it...
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#9
R-T-B
RejZoR said:
God, no one understands sarcasm anymore, not even when you stick a freaking green, grinning smiley next to it...
It's the internet. It's not that no one gets sarcasm, it's that no one ever gets sarcasm online ever. It's like a basic rule of the internet.
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#10
R0H1T
RejZoR said:
God, no one understands sarcasm anymore, not even when you stick a freaking green, grinning smiley next to it...
Tbf your sarcasm goes over everyone's head, you need an /s to clarify.
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#11
R0H1T
RejZoR said:
God, no one understands sarcasm anymore, not even when you stick a freaking green, grinning smiley next to it...
Tbf your sarcasm goes over everyone's head, more often than not, you need an /s to clarify.
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#12
RejZoR
R0H1T said:
Tbf your sarcasm goes over everyone's head, you need an /s to clarify.
RejZoR said:
So, they are already discontinuing the newly released Skylake HEDT's? :D
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Because a green grinning smiley just isn't obvious enough...
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#13
R0H1T
RejZoR said:
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Because a green grinning smiley just isn't obvious enough...
Try this :nutkick:
Though it might be considered offensive to Varys, Theon & the Unsullied o_O
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#14
bug
I don't know, since Sandy Bridge it almost felt like Intel has been simply changing label on an existing product. At least on the desktop, laptop CPUs seem to have gotten more love.
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#15
GreiverBlade
cadaveca said:
KabyLake is better. This is great news (and ultimately, completely expected).
actually it's "Skybylake" KL is nothing much over SL ... (except the extra added heat for the 7700K and extra added $$ over the 7600K ) in what is it actually better? it's not exactly like Haswell to Haswell Devils Canyon or Sandy to Ivy

oh well my next upgrade will need a full change "mobo/cpu" (since getting a 7X00K on my Z170 mobo would not be much of an upgrade ) and since the new intel gen still follow a "à la intel" scheme in terme of prices and "performances increase" i will probably lean forward a red option ...

R-T-B said:
It's the internet. It's not that no one gets sarcasm, it's that no one ever gets sarcasm online ever. It's like a basic rule of the internet.
i get sarcasme even on the internet ... that's why there are smileys like the one RejZoR used (tho even without it was evidently a sarcasme) i have a old saying about sarcasme but luckily it's the internet, so it's partially void ;) (it's a bit insulting tho so .... i keep it for irl situation :p )
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#16
biffzinker
RejZoR said:
God, no one understands sarcasm anymore
Your right, some people just don't pick up on the obvious even if it smacks them in the face.
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#17
B-Real
cadaveca said:
KabyLake is better. This is great news (and ultimately, completely expected).
Better in terms of what?
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#19
Vya Domus
This is the announced death of an architecture
Death of an architecture ? Nah I wouldn't say that, it's very much alive inside Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake.
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