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Core i7-6700K
     Mon, Aug 17 2015 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Intel is focusing on the mainstream enthusiasts and gamers with the release of its first wave of 6th generation Skylake desktop processors which represent a "Tock" in Intel's Tick-Tock product cycle: the Core i7-6700K and the Core i5-6600K. Both CPUs, as the "K" in the name suggests, are fully unlocked SKUs and based on the new Skylake architecture built on the 14nm process technology. The new architecture requires a new socket in the form of the LGA 1151 and the new Z170 chipset. With the new Skylake processors and Z170 chipset, Intel projects up to 30% performance improvements over older systems. The new platform offers DDR4 memory support and higher levels of overclocking."
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Comparing Today's Modern CPUs To Intel's Socket 478 Celeron
     Sat, Aug 15 2015 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Phoronix having turned 11 years old last week, there's been several interesting articles looking at the historical performance of Linux, large GPU/driver comparisons, etc. Today is arguably the most interesting birthday article yet. I dug out an old Intel Socket 478 system with the i875p Canterwood chipset and Pentium 4 and Celeron CPUs that still manage to power up. I compared the Linux performance of this 11+ year old system to a variety of today's x86 and ARM systems. Beyond looking at the raw performance, the performance-per-Watt was also measured to make for a very interesting look at how CPU performance has evolved over the past decade."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

AMD A10-7870K @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Aug 13 2015 | 2:15P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It feels like just yesterday I was checking out the original Kaveri APU from AMD but surprisingly they actually launched it in mid-2014. Between this and now we have seen their FX line get refreshed and a whole mess of CPUs from Intel as well so it is no big surprise that we are now seeing a Kaveri refresh. Specifically we are going to take a look at the new A10-7870K APU. The 7870 might confuse some people because AMD did use that on their GPUs just a few years ago but they aren’t related. So in order to find out what the 7870K is all about let’s check out where AMD improved the APU then run it through all of our benchmarks to see how it performs!
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Intel Core i7-6700K Review: Inching Toward Extreme
     Thu, Aug 13 2015 | 1:50P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigahertz war has long been over but it is hard to shake off the intoxicating effects of speed. Although now uncontested and unchallenged in two fronts, Intel still marches to the cadence of a 'tick'-'tock' cycle and builds upon the momentum of previous victories until the walls erected by Moore's Law itself falls. The march toward 14nm proved to …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Best $70 CPU for Gaming
     Thu, Aug 13 2015 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our most affordable build in our recent PC buying guide update caught the attention of many readers. At around $500, it's ideal for every day computing with some lightweight gaming. If you're adding a dedicated GPU, however, it makes sense to swap our APU pick for a cheaper CPU, with the saving going towards graphics. We paired two $70 CPUs with the GTX 960 and R9 285 in 20 of the most popular AAA titles, to find out which one is best for gamers on a budget.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Intel Core i7-5775C LGA1150 Broadwell Processor Review
     Mon, Aug 10 2015 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel Core i7-5775C offers many familiar design features as well as a couple new ones like a more powerful Iris Pro Graphics 6200 GPU. Unlike the 4GHz 4790K, the 5775C has a base 3.3GHz frequency turbo jumping to 3.7 GHz. But what does this mean in terms of performance? Lets find out!
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

Intel defines 6 desktop market segments for CPU platforms
     Fri, Aug 07 2015 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel, in a bid to promote desktop CPU platforms, has divided the whole market into six segments in terms of market positioning and price: Enthusiast Tower catering to demand for gaming, video/audio content and high performance, Mainstream appealing by high performance-price ratios, all-in-one (AIO) PCs, Mini PCs (NUC), Portable AIO PCs and Compute Sticks. Mini PCs will support both Windows and Chrome OS, and the other five only Windows 8.1/10, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

 
Intel Core I7 6700K Review, Skylake is Falling!
     Thu, Aug 06 2015 | 12:22A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's first Skylake offering, the I7 6700 with integrated High Definition Graphics HD530, landed squarely on our test bench about 72 hours ago. Based on a 14nm Fab and coming with a new Z170 chipset sliding into a 1151 LGA socket, the quad core has seen some architectural changes to the processor which we'll get into a little later.. The Haswell-E's little brother only sports 4 cores but the 6700K is threaded so you get the advantage of 8 threads and Intel did it at a base frequency of 4GHz and a turbo of 4.2GHz.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Intel's brand-new Skylake CPU architecture
     Wed, Aug 05 2015 | 11:22P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's brand-new Skylake CPU architecture has arrived on the desktop in the form of the Core i7-6700K processor. We've tested five generations of Intel CPU architectures against one another in Windows 10 to see whether Skylake should prompt an upgrade. Here's what we found.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Intel Core i7-6700K & i5-6600K Skylake CPU Review
     Wed, Aug 05 2015 | 6:22P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While Intel’s High-End Desktop (HEDT) CPUs are fast and fun, it’s on the mainstream platform where the chip manufacturing company really shifts volumes to gamers and DIY enthusiasts. Multiplier-unlocked Core i5 and i7 variants of the latest mainstream micro-architecture are the popularity champions on an annual basis; an affordable platform with good enough gaming and general performance from the CPUs translates into a recipe for success. Intel’s latest-and-greatest in desktop CPU technology – Skylake – aims to continue that trend, but this time with a platform that is designed to drive the market forward.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

MSI Z170A Gaming M7 (and i7-6700k) Review
     Wed, Aug 05 2015 | 5:22P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"A new Intel CPU? Oh, go on then... and while we're at it some new kit from Corsair and MSI too..."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Intel i7-6700K Skylake
     Wed, Aug 05 2015 | 5:04P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Well if it feels like I was just here talking about a newly launched Intel CPU it is because, well, I was. Intel ran into a few issues with their Broadwell launch and those issues pushed its launch back significantly. Well to their credit they didn’t let those issues slow down the Skylake launch, so today they are launching their new flagship consumer CPU at Gamescom. The reason they are launching there is because the first part of the Skylake launch is completely focused on gamers and overclockers. They are only launching two SKUs, their i7-6700K and the i5-6600K. Both are overclockable, high clock speed CPUs focused right at enthusiast and gamers who want to get the best possible performance without the heavy investment that an X99 build would cost them.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Intel Core i7-6700K and Z170 Chipset Review: Skylake For Enthusiasts
     Wed, Aug 05 2015 | 12:20P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although Intel is holding many of the architectural details regarding its latest Skylake-based, 6th generation Core processors back until the Intel Developers Forum goes down in San Francisco in a couple of weeks, the company is announcing a pair of new processors and a companion chipset today. Skylake is a “tock” in Intel’s release cadence, which signifies a new microarchitecture, built using a mature process—in this case the same 14nm process that brought us Broadwell. The new Skylake-based Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K squarely target performance enthusiasts, and pack all of the goodness we’ve come to expect from Intel’s unlocked K-SKUs, in addition to some things that are sure to please the overclocking crowd. But, we’ll be hearing more about the rest of the Skylake line-up and other details in a few weeks...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Open-Source Linux Graphics: A10-7870K Godavari vs. i7-4790K
     Wed, Aug 05 2015 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this week I posted some interesting Linux graphics benchmarks comparing the open-source Mesa/Gallium3D drivers for the Iris Pro 6200 Graphics on the Intel Core i7-5775C "Broadwell" CPU compared to several discrete graphics cards. Those results were quite interesting with this new socketed Intel CPU able to blow discrete mid-range AMD Radeon graphics cards out of the water on the open-source Linux drivers. Here's the next part of the testing in showing how the Iris Pro 6200 graphics compare to Haswell HD Graphics 4600 and the current top-end APU, the AMD A10-7870K Godavari."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Intel Celeron N3050 Braswell Linux Performance
     Tue, Aug 04 2015 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This week has been fun testing out the Braswell-powered NUC5CPYH. This NUC features the Celeron N3050 SoC and in this article are some of the first benchmarks of this new Intel design when testing under Linux."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Intel Core i7-5775C Broadwell Processor Review
     Sat, Aug 01 2015 | 12:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Intel’s Broadwell launch has been quite interesting to say the least. If you can remember when we first heard of Broadwell its was rumored that it would not be a socketed processor, but rather it would come in the BGA package. On top of this rumor the actual launch of Broadwell was supposed to happen last year at the same time as the 9 Series chipset. Intel decided to delay the launch of its Broadwell processors till they were officially announced at Computex last month, luckily we did get socketed processors! Broadwell will be the “tick” in Intel’s “tick-tock” release schedule which we have seen for many years now where a “tick” is a node shrink of a previous microarchitecture and a “tock” is a new microarchitecture. The previous microarchitecture was Haswell at 22nm at now Broadwell will be 14nm. On top of just the node shrink Intel has really tried to focus on power efficiency, meaning that they are looking shooting for better performance using less power. Intel has also added their Iris Pro 6200 integrated graphics on the chip, which is a first for a socketed processor. On top of that the processor is fully unlocked and features 128 MB of eDRAM for the Iris Pro Graphics, which can also be overclocked. Broadwell comes at a very weird time for consumers as well. We have heard that Intel could be launching their Skylake processors and 100 Series chipset at Gamescom in August. Skylake will be the “tock” in Intel’s release schedule. So consumers could get Broadwell with a 9 Series motherboard or just wait a little bit for a Skylake processor with a 100 Series board. Having just a few months between launches does not give a lot of time for Intel to really push Broadwell or even get it out into the channel. As of writing this it is quite hard to find Broadwell Desktop processors at major online retailers. Today we will be taking a look at the flagship processor in the Broadwell desktop processor line, the i7-5775C. This quad-core processor has a base CPU frequency of 3.3 GHz with a turbo boost up to 3.7 GHz. While this might be slower than the 4770K it achieves this with far less power and has much more powerful integrated graphics."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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