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    Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    Is the other Skylake chip a better bet?
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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    hmmm skylake i5 or i7 hmmm, good thing i got a few months to decide in

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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    I have a Haswell with i7-4790K. DDR3-2133 4 X 4GB.
    The same Aida mem bench test they ran, and the DDR3 beats that DDR4 .
    my read 31924
    write 33501
    copy 31738
    latency 45.4ns

    Thanks I'll stick to the faster one LOL

    You can check my bench here


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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    Rather lacklustre at best is Skylake I feel....
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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    I'll say it before and I'll say it again - I'm glad these are meh.

    I can't say as to the reasoning why we only get a 10% improvement, the optimist in me thinks that's all they can squeeze out, in such an incredibly complex task it must be hard to keep getting better for less power and the same speed. The cynic in me has this nagging feeling that they're not doing as well as they could because why not hold some back for releases down the line.

    But we've always only had small increases in chip performance, until you get that next-generation change that offers up something revolutionary, and I think we're at that point now where we're just at the pinnacle of what could be done. And I'm OK with that. I have an i5 2500 for a PC who's only intensive role is gaming. So until games become so revolutionary that a 4 core sandy bridge isn't good enough, I'm not gonna upgrade. And every time I get the urge to, I'll take that £300-400 cost and look up what GPU I could get for it instead..because that's all upgrades ever are for me..better FPS

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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    Quote Originally Posted by zsde View Post
    I have a Haswell with i7-4790K. DDR3-2133 4 X 4GB.
    The same Aida mem bench test they ran, and the DDR3 beats that DDR4 .
    my read 31924
    write 33501
    copy 31738
    latency 45.4ns

    Thanks I'll stick to the faster one LOL

    You can check my bench here

    Hahahaha my numbers are like half yours (sans latency) across the board. Wonder if it has any real world implications

    https://gyazo.com/d50dbc078a93037a2045c88451327f03
    Last edited by Tunnah; 11-08-2015 at 07:25 PM. Reason: Inserted image

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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    Fascinating article for me. Current "Christmas" planned build is a new VM host - current one is Core2Duo (which, strangely enough, is perfectly capable of delivering acceptable performance for host OS and 2-3 simultaneous VM guests). Skylake looked interesting, but given that a "full fat" Haswell i7 is only £50 more, I'm torn.

    Sure Skylake has great DDR4 memory bandwidth, but I'm thinking DDR4 is also going to be expensive, plus the old Haswell has a lot of good motherboards available in the uATX/mITX sizes. And 8-way threading on the i7 sounds like a desirable capability for a box running multiple VM's.

    By the way, what happened to all this "Intel is all about power efficiency" - increase in TDP seems to go against that?

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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    Can't see myself upgrading from a 3770K any time soon

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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    I am also on Sandy Bridge i5 2500k, most people I've spoken to on youtube have said that they will be sticking with their current IVY/Haswell/Sandy Bridge platforms, because of the massive outlay for the additional parts. Like Mobo, CPU and DDR4 memory it's a lot to consider, plus what makes it more expensive is if you want majority of the I/O that the new chipsets comes with. You would have to pony up for the Z170 chipset. Unless your new to the platform or have a PC older than 10years old then it's not worth upgrading to.

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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    Guys, stick with what you have if its Sandy or later. Memory speeds and bandwidth really only help guys that do viseo or photo editing, end then its the amount and not so much the speed. They are holding back. No USB 3.1 integrated, shame on them. Still limited to 16 PCIe lanes, 4 generations later. Still offering massive amounts of USB2.0 ports when that bandwidth could be used for less USB 3 ports or 3.1 for that matter. But they are ruling the game and just market the same technology under a new name and make millions again. The stupid people are those of us that buy.
    @Tunnah, rmember you are running 1333 memory, so its to be expected

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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    Another one here with an old i5-2500k that was looking to upgrade but what's the point?

    I thought the whole idea of moving to ever smaller transistors was that they can get more in to make the processors more powerful?
    Instead in 4.5 years we've gone from 32nm to 14nm and saved 3W of power and gained just 200MHZ clock speed, why are the i5 cpus not 8-core now?

    I put a 980 in my PC recently and now redline the cpu on games like Skyline but a new i5 will probably do the same but cost about £400 to upgrade.

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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    @crossy, at the risk of teaching you to suck eggs so to speak, I've found the limitting factor for VMs is physical RAM. I just picked up a couple of the LeNovo TS140 Xeon servers which were going cheap, stacked them with RAM and they're blisteringly fast.

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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    Those UHD bench's though... A10 APU's for the win?

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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    2500K for another year or two... Might see what AMD's Zen brings.

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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    I'm more excited for the DDR4 and NVMe myself. Building one of these shortly

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    Re: Intel Core i5-6600K (14nm Skylake)

    I'm personally still waiting to see how AMD Zen "Summit Ridge" on AM4 platform does.

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