Skylake prices hit the Internet and they are high

Skylake prices hit the Internet and they are high

In about a month the computer world will get the new Skylake platform that will consist of Intel Skylake processors, new 100-series chipsets and the new LGA 1151 CPU socket plus possibly DDR4 memory. The only question that remains is how much the new chips will cost.

Unfortunately Skylake will be expensive. Quite honestly Intel has never had cheap high-end processors but Skylake will be even more expensive than what Haswell used to cost when it was released two years ago. So here’s some hard data – the flagship Core i7-6700K will sell for USD 394, while the cheapest Core i5-6400 will cost USD 211. This means that the new generation will be between 13 per cent and 19 per cent more expensive compared to the initial Haswell prices.

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Intel hopes that customers will buy Skylake and with time the company will shrink Haswell’s market share so that Skylake occupies all market niches. As to Broadwell, the chips belonging to this generation will not become cheaper – Intel believes that they are the only meaningful upgrade for most LGA 1150 systems so unless you want to buy an entirely new PC with Skylake, you will have to pay a lot for Broadwell. Right now the Core i7-5775C sells for USD 366, while the Core i7-4790K processor costs USD 339.

Source: CPU World

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