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Intel’s Skylake-S Desktop Lineup Leaks

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is rumored to go small with Broadwell, instead focusing its efforts on Skylake, which is debuting sometime before the end of the year. According to a new leak, it looks like Intel will offer a total of 10 SKUs for Skylake-S, with TDPs from 95W to 65W and 35W.

The LGA-1151 socketed CPUs are as follows: Core i7-6700K, Core i7-6700, Core i7-6700T, Core i5-6600K, Core i5-6600, Core i5-6600T, Core i5-6500, Core i5-6500T, Core i5-6400 and Core i5-6400T. The Core i7-6700K and the Core i7-6600K — as their names suggest — will be unlocked CPUs and form the flagship offerings in the Skylake series with a TDP of 95W.

The Core i7-6700K will be a quad-core CPU with a base clock of 4.0GHz (boost clock of 4.2GHz), and will feature four cores and eight threads along with 8MB L3 cache. The Core i7-6600K will also be a quad-core offering, but will be clocked at a lower base clock of 3.5GHz (boost clock 3.9GHz), with four cores and four threads and a 6MB L3 cache.


One tier below sees the 65W offerings, which are the Core i7-6700, Core i5-6600, Core i5-6500, and the Core i5-6400. The Core i7-6700 offers 8MB L3 cache and base/boost clocks of 3.4 and 3.9GHz, with four cores and eight threads on offer. The other three CPUs come with four cores, four threads, 6MB L3 cache and base frequencies ranging from 3.3GHz to 2.7GHz.

The final four CPUs in the Skylake-T series — Core i7-6700T, Core i5-6600T, Core i5-6500T, and the Core i5-6400T — all come with a TDP of 35W, and will primarily be aimed at low-energy hardware such as Ultrabooks, two-in-one devices and tablets. The Core i7-6700T will be the only one in this series to offer 8MB L3 cache, base clock of 2.8GHz and four cores/eight threads, with the other three CPUs clocking in from 2.7GHz to 2.2GHz and offering four cores/four threads along with 6MB L3 cache.

All SKUs will be compatible with DDR4/DDR3L memory clocked at 2133 and 1600MHz respectively. Intel will probably unveil the new generation of CPUs in the month of August.