Can someone explain to me why skylake is better the the previous generation of cpus? How does that i7 7600k compare to the 4790k? I know that it works with ddr4 but what else is so special about it? Thanks!
Nothing is special about it.
It's a chip at a smaller manufacturing process than the 4th generation processors. It needs less power and performs better and has better integrated graphics.
It is now also easier to adjust the baseclock.
And that's pretty much it. It's like every new Intel generation:
It does stuff and it does that stuff a little bit faster than the older generation.