A China-based computer news site has published the key specifications of, what it claims to be, an upcoming range of Intel Skylake-S LGA CPUs. There are ten processors listed in all, which encompass 95W unlocked 'K' processors, 65W processors and low power 35W 'T' chips. There is a Core i7 chip with four cores and eight threads in each power category; all the other chips detailed are 4C/4T Core i5 CPUs.
The chart detailing the key specs of the 10 Intel Skylake-S processors, from BenchLife.info is reproduced above.
Highlighted in red atop of the chart are the Intel Core i7-6700K and the Core i5-6600K processors. These carry the now familiar 'K' suffix to indicate that they are desktop performance processors with unlocked multipliers. The Core i7-6700K offers users a base clock of 4GHz and a turbo boost frequency of 4.2GHz. Its four cores and eight threads benefit from a total cache of 8MB and it supports both DDR4 2133MHz and DDR3L 1600MHz memory. The unlocked Core i5-6600K has a base frequency of 3.5GHz and turbo boost of 3.9GHz. It offers a 4C/4T configuration and a 6MB L3 cache.
These socket 1151 processors will be built on Intel's 14nm process, and as a 'tock' in Intel's processor development cycle will bring microarchitectural improvements. Therefore users should benefit from greater CPU and GPU performance, at a given power consumption level.
BenchLife.info published some pictures said to be of one of the upcoming Skylake-S processors. The star of these revealing snaps is said to be the Intel Core i5-6400T processor. Click on the images below to zoom in.
As per our earlier reports this range of processors should be officially revealed at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015, which starts on 15th August. We expect to see some Skylake compatible motherboards on show at Computex a couple of months earlier.