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Skylake (desktop) launched

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    elmer

    I've held out on my Haswell-based PC for quite a while, and avoided upgrading to W10 until I could also upgrade to Skylake. Looks like it's time to start making plans.

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    Proton2
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    elmer
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    Bass

    If you are building a Skylake machine can you share your build? I'm looking to build one too.

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    elmer

    Personally, I haven't seen a MB that ticks all the boxes for me.

    I'm constrained in that it needs to be a mATX format, and I want a Z170 based, with a bunch of specific I/O requirements.

    However, it's very early days for Z170 boards.

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    cbae

    This just means that 5th generation Intel processors might be cheap enough for me to consider when building a new machine. (6)

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    spivonious

    @elmer: Haswell? I'm still running Conroe. :)

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    androidi

    Just went through the AT review.. weird how most the gains seemed to be on their linux benchs. Hand picked benchs to showcase some progress I guess. Few benchs had some anomalies .. eg. $60 dual core pentium being faster than any of the i3,i5,i7's.  Probably some sort of scheduling thing.

    In my own benchs, if you have some bog standard x86 app not using anything fancy, only the clock speed and sometimes the cache really matters.

    eg. see this case where 128MB cache Broadwell model is faster than Skylake as the Skylake models tested don't have the big cache.

    128mb cache

     

     

    I think much of the Anandtech benchs don't really have much relevance to things most people do outside of video encoding and games.. There's a ton of actually useful benchs they could have but haven't put in despite of suggestions. I suspect in those more real world productivity scenarios and multi-tasking, the 128MB cache might show more relevance when looking at <$400 cpu's for desktops. eg. like compiling and running large C#/java apps under VM etc, how snappy Visual Studio is under VM..Lets just say, on 4790k VS2013 isn't snappy at all. (it feels slower than vs2013 on core 2 e8500 not under VM)

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    elmer

    Intel also appears to be prepping a Skylake Xeon processor for laptops.

    Other than the obvious ECC, I'm not sure what the advantages are, but it's interesting.

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    Bass

    6700K purchasable anywhere at the consumer level yet?

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    Harlock123n​ew

    , Bass wrote

    6700K purchasable anywhere at the consumer level yet?

     

    At the moment it would appear not. Of course with the new revelation that the BIOS on these things pushes updates into the system even if you uninstall them... (It puts them back behind your back), this is prolly a good thing...

    Its even more devious than the WINDOWS 10 "FEATURE" that does this because at least WINDOWS 10 tells you it did it... Lenovos BIOS does so silently...

     

     

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    Bass

    , Harlock123n​ew wrote

    *snip*

     

    At the moment it would appear not. Of course with the new revelation that the BIOS on these things pushes updates into the system even if you uninstall them... (It puts them back behind your back), this is prolly a good thing...



    The various backdoor features appear to only apply to Windows systems. This is not a blocker for me. I do sometimes use Windows for video games, but these days you can do PCI pass-through on VMs and firewall the * out of the machine. Also a larger % of the video games I play have native Linux ports, or run competently through Wine.

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    Harlock123n​ew

    @Bass:Good for you then Bass... I unfortunately am not quite as fortunate...

     

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