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Intel Skylake Core i7-6700K Gaming Performance Benchmarks

I'll likely upgrade my 2500k to a Skylake CPU.

I've been itching to upgrade and this'll also allow me to build one of my friends a nice PC with all the spare parts I have.

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I'll likely upgrade my 2500k to a Skylake CPU.

I've been itching to upgrade and this'll also allow me to build one of my friends a nice PC with all the spare parts I have.

Even if the CPU itself is not that large of a performance difference, the motherboard features should be quite a nice gain in my eyes. M.2, USB 3.1 (some boards have them), and the additional PCI lanes should serve quite useful.

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More interested in integrated graphics...  

 

Looking forward when a CPUs integrated graphics are as powerful as the latest x60 nvidia and x70 amd video card.

 

Thats the day, i can get rid of the tower entirely and just mount a small gaming capable zbox on the back of a huge 21:9 monitor with all the adaptive sync and shit.

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Well, we know Skylake is now /dissapoint.

Irispro is good, but at this point, intel will be a hard sell for budget builds due to the price of DDR4 still being a bit high over DDR3. Which means overall cost for intel, despite excellent iGPU, will atleast for now be a tad high.

By christmas, intel will surpass AMD at budget builds due to lower DDR4 prices (faster adoption and more volume sales means faster decline in price).

 

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looking at the rankings list...

 
1
29607 KB/s
2
25042 KB/s
3
24214 KB/s
4
22349 KB/s
5
22065 KB/s
6
16557 KB/s
7
15028 KB/s
8
13886 KB/s
9
10443 KB/s
10
10417 KB/s
 
 
wait... rank 9 is a FX 8320? Yes it is not a World rank... but look at those speeds (look at dat OC... WTF... i knew 4.5 to 4.6GHz was common, my own FX happily did 4.52GHz, 4.7GHz was uncommon but not unheard of, 4.8GHz and above were pretty rare... 5GHZ stable OC, ON AIR?!?? wtf is this sorcery.
 
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Those benchmarks seem fishy. Why is the i7 5820K getting beaten real time in fry cry 4.

Cause it's low clock. It does get raped in most games because its 6 cores is under utilized, while having low clock speed.

Also that photoshop benchmark rofl. Beating everything by miles.

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I still think your money would be better spent on X99 and not Z170 if you're going for flexibility. (Also X99 mobos seem to look better.)

The photoshop benchmark not sure how they were testing it, did they overclock it but not the others or what the deal is with that.

If they are comparing it by stock speeds that's not quite fair considering the 5820K can go to at least 4.5GHz

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that's very disappointing. :(

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I still think your money would be better spent on X99 and not Z170 if you're going for flexibility. (Also X99 mobos seem to look better.)

The photoshop benchmark not sure how they were testing it, did they overclock it but not the others or what the deal is with that.

Remember skylake has this thing called e-dram and also has newer instruction sets so perhaps Photoshop uses either very well.

As to overclock, all of the cpus are at stock if you read the article.

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that's very disappointing. :(

Not being the downer, but I don't think many people realize how terribly underutilized cpus are for most programs.

Lazy devs.

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typical intel giving us not crap for an upgrade...unless it can reach the rumored overclock of 5.2 ghz and up im not upgrading for a long time.

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I still think your money would be better spent on X99 and not Z170 if you're going for flexibility. (Also X99 mobos seem to look better.)

The photoshop benchmark not sure how they were testing it, did they overclock it but not the others or what the deal is with that.

If they are comparing it by stock speeds that's not quite fair considering the 5820K can go to at least 4.5GHz

Most people do not overclock... but also argument could be made, that it is not fair to compare a 4core vs a 6core, a $300 vs $450 cpu...

Once you start OC, nothing is fair, since not everyone will get the same results.

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Those benchmarks seem fishy. Why is the i7 5820K getting beaten real time in fry cry 4.

single core performance of the higher core cpus usually aren't as good as a 4790k. It has more cores, but games rarely use more than 2 threads, so its better to have really good single core performance for gaming.

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Most people do not overclock... but also argument could be made, that it is not fair to compare a 4core vs a 6core, a $300 vs $450 cpu...

Once you start OC, nothing is fair, since not everyone will get the same results.

Ah true.

Either way I think if the 5820K hasn't been updated to Broadwell-E or Skylake-E by mid 2016 it's still a good option.

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People still except CPU's to get exponentially faster every year... Ha, not until we get SDRAM and cache misses become less frequent because of it.

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Not being the downer, but I don't think many people realize how terribly underutilized cpus are for most programs.

Lazy devs.

Not really underutilized more than programmers just not caring about about the performance of their programs. Not many devs looks at the dis-assembly produced by the compiler and compare it to the instructions they would would have needed to take place for a give piece of code to execute. Not many people thing about maximally utilizing the cache, or writing their algorithms in a way that best fits performance instead of best fitting a programming paradigm they mentally subscribe to. The rise of higher level, interpreted, garbage collected programming languages that run in virtual machines doesn't help this in any way. Sadly very few devs care about the performance of their software because they would rather have the users time be spend executing their slow software as opposed to their own time spend writing better code. In a world where CPU's got exponentially faster each year, the data workload didn't increase as much, and resources such as power weren't constrained on mobile devices, the less this would be a problem. Sadly, none of those things are true. CPU's have stagnated in the past few years, memory workloads keep getting bigger, and the fastest growing place in the industry (mobile) has severe constraints on resources.

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Not really underutilized more than programmers just not caring about about the performance of their programs. Not many devs looks at the dis-assembly produced by the compiler and compare it to the instructions they would would have needed to take place for a give piece of code to execute. Not many people thing about maximally utilizing the cache, or writing their algorithms in a way that best fits performance instead of best fitting a programming paradigm they mentally subscribe to. The rise of higher level, interpreted, garbage collected programming languages that run in virtual machines doesn't help this in any way. Sadly very few devs care about the performance of their software because they would rather have the users time be spend executing their slow software as opposed to their own time spend writing better code. In a world where CPU's got exponentially faster each year, the data workload didn't increase as much, and resources such as power weren't constrained on mobile devices, the less this would be a problem. Sadly, none of those things are true. CPU's have stagnated in the past few years, memory workloads keep getting bigger, and the fastest growing place in the industry (mobile) has severe constraints on resources.

Underutilized is perfectly valid imho given that almost no programs exist that even take advantage of 2 or more cores (gaming is a massive microcosm of this issue), and devs are perfectly happy to utilize old inefficient instruction sets instead. If consumer programs actually leveraged the full suite of instruction sets/cores available to them, I guarantee you there would be massively increased incentives for say intel to start producing 6-8 core consumer devices or actually bringing forward AVX-512.

 

Eventually however we will get (and are actually approaching that fairly rapidly) to the point where the only way to increase performance will be shoving clock speeds and voltages up (although silicon isn't likely to be the medium that allows it), which will be a very interesting time. GHz wars 2.0

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Why are we trusting shady Chinese websites and their "benchmarks" again?

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Why are we trusting shady Chinese websites and their "benchmarks" again?

PCOnline has leaked quite a few accurate benchmarks before, one of them being the 290X before it was released. I've also added some images of the CPU itself from their website. It wouldn't make sense if they have the actual CPU and just put out dodgy benchmarks.

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Ah true.

Either way I think if the 5820K hasn't been updated to Broadwell-E or Skylake-E by mid 2016 it's still a good option.

If I was to build from scratch today, I would agree with you there. My previous lga 1366 build served me 6 years very well, i7 920 at 3.8ghz for 6 years with speed step and all the power saving features enbled, not bad imo.

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PCOnline has leaked quite a few accurate benchmarks before, one of them being the 290X before it was released. I've also added some images of the CPU itself from their website. It wouldn't make sense if they have the actual CPU and just put out dodgy benchmarks.

 

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They use WinRAR as a benchmark? lol

Data compression is serious business. Haven't you watched Silicon Valley?

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They use WinRAR as a benchmark? lol

Winrar is a very good overall performance indicator that almost everyone is using.

 

Plus, it actually makes use of hyperthreadings and that makes it one of the few applications that you can see great performance increase (up to 40~50%) while comparing 4690k vs 4790k with the same clock that everyone can relate themselves with.

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