With the Intel Skylake-S series of processors is set to officially unveiled on 5th August, prices for each model have been leaked, and a cursory glance at the list below suggests a performance boost over the Intel Haswell Refresh for less money. An average of about 7% less:
Could we really be getting an upgrade on the Haswell Refresh at a reduced price? Well, it seems unlikely. It is to be assumed that the listed prices are merely wholesale figures, and that the retail cost will add at least another 25% to the price. Even taking into account an inevitable retail price increase, the Haswell Refresh equivalent of the top-listed Skylake-S, the Intel Core i7-6700K, is the Intel Core i7-4790K, which retails for around $350. A 25% hike on the i7-6700K puts it at approximately $400, which still seems reasonable for the impressive CPU.
The Skylake-S range of processors, described by Intel as its “most important chip architecture”, is set to be officially unveiled at Gamescom on 5th August, with the retail release expected to follow shortly after, expected to be before the end of August. The box art for the i7 6700K and i5 6600K has already been leaked after going on-sale early in Australia.
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