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Old 12-16-2015, 10:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: TL;DR Skylake Platform Viable?

Just found this thread- doing a build for a friend- so you guys still think Skylake is the way to go? This person probably wont overclock-= so I wont bother with the "K" model. His is a big gamer. Wants at least 16gb of DDR4 RAM.
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Why not?
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Its just "people" think that it is not enough of an upgrade from Haswell to warrant the extra cost.

A quick look:

Skylake ( couldn't find the non k version) = Intel Core i5-6500 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.2 GHz LGA 1151 65W BX80662I56500 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530 - Newegg.com = $205

Haswell: Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell Quad-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 1150 84W BX80646I54590 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 - Newegg.com = $185

I guess that is only 20 bucks difference. And actually when I look at the Haswell "k" version at 3.5 Mhz is it actually more expensive than the Skylake I linked. SO, I guess I answered my own question.

Or how about the Devels Canyon?

OK - I should just make my a new thread.
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Default Re: TL;DR Skylake Platform Viable?

Devil's Canyon is the 4690k and 4790k.

If the person is buying new and doesn't already have a decent Intel rig then no reason not to get Skylake. Plus DDR4 got cheap. I found 8GB for 39 bucks the other day.
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