Cooling is going to be fun with 95W!
Have been thinking about replacing my 2500K that has been running at 4.5GHz for the last few years - the last couple of generations haven't given me anything much extra. Wonder if skylake will be better?
Intel has announced the first two processors using its new Skylake microarchitecture: the Core i5-6600K and the Core i7-6700K. Both of these 14nm chips are aimed at desktop PC gamers and people still overclocking their machines. The components form an outrider party for Skylake as more chips using the microarchitecture are due …
Given i7-9xx (1st gen i7's) had a TDP of 130W, and current generation AMD CPUs also go well over 100W how to dissipate that much heat is nothing new.
(Looking at Sky-Lakes to replacement of my ageing i7-920: but will wait on the mainstream variants, however is does look like 2x16GB for memory is viable price wise.)
Still holding on to my i7 920 D0, 2.6GHz stock running at 3.8GHz on closed loop cooling and fully tested successfully @4.2GHz with good temps under stress testing, only clocked it down a bit because I didn't need to run at 4.2.
Time for an upgrade but not sure whether Skylake is really worth it against the inevitable price reduction we'll see on current gen. However if I can OC to 35% + like my 920 without the need for custom water cooling then I'm sold.
Have to wait out and see what performance figures come up, maybe I'll buy myself an expensive Christmas gift!
I've got an (now quite old) i7 3770k (77W), Corsair Hydro cooler, and happily running at 4.3GHz without issue (stock speed is 3.5).
The Hydro was easier to fit than an air cooler (compared to a larger 120mm one), and runs cooler and quieter than anything I've used previously.
Don't think I'll be switching any time soon, there doesn't seem to be any gain with these newer CPUs.
I note a distinct dislike in the article for having to change motherboard etc. That's called progress - sometimes old kit simply isn't up to the needs/abilities of a new component.
For example - I was disappointed my old 486 motherboard can't take an i7, but not too surprised.
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