Intel Core I7 6700K, Skylake is Falling! ReviewPosted on 2015-08-05 16:17:46 by Thomas De Maesschalck
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. The 6700K is a "K" series processor and as such sports an unlocked processor multiplier that makes overclocking a dream. Just bump up a few voltages increase the Vcore, pop the multiplier up to your desired setting and you're overclocking. If you prefer hands off overclocking the folks over at Asus were good enough to hit us with the Maximus Hero VIII and their excellent AI Suite III will put you on the overclocking path before you can grab a sip of that MT Dew Code Red about to spill on your keyboard.