New Skylake test results hit the Internet

New Skylake test results hit the Internet

The Intel Skylake CPU generation, expected in late summer/early fall 2015, will undoubtedly be the hottest CPU release of the year. The new chips will use a new micro architecture and the latest 14 nm tech process in a new LGA 1151 package. All is good but how fast will the new chips be?

We published the first benchmarks of Skylake a few weeks ago and the picture did not seem that promising – Skylake was on average about 10 per cent faster than a similar Haswell processor at the same clock speed. Unfortunately this trend seems to persist – new Skylake benchmark results show that the Core i7-4790K Haswell is on average 6 per cent slower than the Core i7-6700K Skylake with both processors working at 4 GHz. You can check out the pictures to see for yourself.

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If the results are true, and they should be, this means that Intel’s habit of offering new processor generations that are 5-10 per cent faster than the previous one will continue. This is bad news for hardware enthusiasts but even then there’s something good – owners of fast Haswell and even Ivy Bridge PCs don’t have a real reason to upgrade given the performance differences.

Source: Kitguru.net

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