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    Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    Find out if Skylake deserves your hard-earned money.
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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    Come on Hexus, the improvements over haswell are pathetic and it's not the same pricing, they are currently £320 at ocuk and scan. Massive fail. It's as if they they want to clear the slightly cheaper haswell stock.

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    raven1001, Intel's official pricing is cheaper in US Dollars than the equivalent Haswell Devils Canyon parts (the strength of the USD and lack of cooling are good reasons for this). The early retailer fleecing will quickly subside.

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    Would have liked a 5820K to be in the comparison charts - i'm still not sure whether to go 5820K or for this 6700K for gaming and video editing purposes. All depends on the price of the new motherboards I guess as CPUs are a similar price.

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    Another underwhelming CPU launch from Intel, no surprise there; but this is arguably the 4th such launch in a row.

    The question is: Is this just Intel keeping it's power dry and raking in the money, or are we reaching the limits of current silicon technology?

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    Quote Originally Posted by [DW]Cougho View Post
    Another underwhelming CPU launch from Intel, no surprise there; but this is arguably the 4th such launch in a row.

    The question is: Is this just Intel keeping it's power dry and raking in the money, or are we reaching the limits of current silicon technology?
    To be honest in the desktop space it feels like "We are number one so why try harder?"

    Notable on mobile where they actually need to compete we are getting big improvements in power saving and GPU.

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    Still, thinking of building a new PC platform and want it as futureproof as possible? Skylake is where you start.
    Spot on - some of us aren't upgrading from recent chips, we're looking for a new build with DDR4 and a decent motherboard with lots of lanes, SSD benefits and so on, and this is worth a look for me (though I'd probably rather go with the non-K version).

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    I keep waiting for a reason to upgrade from my i5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz, but it just doesn't seem to be happening... guess I'll have to keep waiting...

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    Rip off! I'd rather go for X99, since the Core i7-5820K is cheaper and has 2 more cores. Perfect for my rendering needs.
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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    Ebuyer have i5 pricing cheaper than Haswell refresh.

    Would be nice to have seen some some FX 8370 benchmarks in there, see how far down the charts my old machine has slid. That would seem far more relevant that the APU results when FX is still AMDs fastest CPU. I think my wife's Phenom II 965BE may be going this way though.

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Ebuyer have i5 pricing cheaper than Haswell refresh.
    And the 6700K at £263.99 is only 3 pound more than the 4790K at ebuyer.

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    If going for a new build then a half decent mobo, i5 and memory can be had for a shade under £400 on Ebuyer, which works out at about a £50 quid premium over the current Haswell kit, which isn't bad seeing as a chunk of that price is the premium paid on DDR4.
    Intel will carry on with these minor 10% improvements until AMD force them to go for broke (like what happened last time) and make a processor that wipes the floor. Unfortunately that still seems pretty far away so while Intel has no real competition it's not going to bust a gut for massive performance gains when it's so far ahead already

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    Glad to see it so underwhelming. If it blew my current one out the water than I'd want to upgrade...but there is absolutely no need to.

    My PC is primarily for gaming, as I assume is the case for most people here. So you'd be paying out at least £300 for what would realistically be an FPS increase in the single digits. If you have a CPU that is <10 years old, that money makes WAY more sense to be spent on a GPU.

    Gotta love that our problem with this is that it's not making our current kit obsolete

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    Wow almost as fast as my i7 Ivybridge system. Intel offers nothing again.......

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    Another expensive Intel non-event.

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6700K (14nm Skylake)

    My 3570K will do for at least one more CPU generation then.

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