Intel Launching 18 Desktop Skylake-S CPUs In Two Weeks – Including Core i7, Core i5, Core i3 And Pentium SKUs

Khalid Moammer

So far only Intel's i7 6700K and i5 6600K have shown up at US retailers but in two weeks time the entire lineup will reportedly be available for purchase. The remaining chips from the desktop Skylake lineup which will be showing up at the end of the month include the locked i7 and i5 variants as well as Core i3 and Pentium processors.

Intel Skylake Processors
On September 1st Intel officially introduced their entire Skylake processor lineup featuring a wide range of SKUs that feature TDPs ranging from 4.5W to 65W. Intel initially kicked off the debut of the Skylake family with perhaps two of the most sought after SKUs, the unlocked Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K chips. However the rest of the desktop 6th generation Skylake lineup which Intel introduced on September 1st will finally be available to buy at the end of the month.

Full Intel Desktop Skylake-S CPU Lineup To Be Available In 2 Weeks - Includes Core i7, Core i5, Core i3 And Pentium SKUs

The Skylake-S lineup is made up of 20 total SKUs, two of which we've already mentioned above. The remaining 18 chips feature four 65W (locked) processors and four 35W low TDP chips. These processors will be compatible with the LGA 1151 socket powered Z170, H170 and B150 chipset based motherboards which Intel introduced earlier this month. Featuring full support for DDR4 memory and next generation storage devices, the Skylake-S platform will deliver improved CPU performance and energy efficiency over the previous generation Haswell parts. We have neatly compiled the entire Skylake-S lineup in the list down below. For the detailed specs for each SKU take a look at the table at the very end of this article.

  • Intel Core i7-6700K
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
  • Intel Core i7-6700
  • Intel Core i5-6600
  • Intel Core i5-6500
  • Intel Core i5-6400
  • Intel Core i3-6320
  • Intel Core i3-6300
  • Intel Core i3-6100
  • Intel Core i7-6700T
  • Intel Core i5-6600T
  • Intel Core i5-6500T
  • Intel Core i5-6400T
  • Intel Core i3-6300T
  • Intel Core i3-6100T
  • Pentium G4520
  • Pentium G4500
  • Pentium G4400
  • Pentium G4500T
  • Pentium G4400T

Intel 65W “Mainstream” Skylake-S Processors ( Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3 / Pentium )

The mainstream lineup consists of 10 chips which include the Core i7-6700 that features the same specifications as the Core i7-6700K all be it missing the unlocked multiplier necessary to overclock the chip and coming with slightly lower clock speeds. Similarly, the Core i5-6600 also has the same specifications as the unlocked model but with a locked multiplier and more conservative frequencies. Clocks for the Core i7-6700 are maintained at 3.4 GHz base and 4.0 GHz boost while the Core i5-6600 is clocked at 3.3 GHz base and 3.9 GHz boost. The Core i5-6500 is a quad core clocked at 3.2 GHz base and 3.6 GHz boost while the Core i5-6400 is a quad core clocked at 2.7 GHz base and 3.3 GHz boost. All of these chips are 65W TDP parts and the Core i5 models come with 6 MB of L3 cache while the Core i7 model gets the full 8 MB of L3 cache. There are also three dual core i3 SKUs which feature hyper-threading, which is the ability for each CPU core to execute one additional thread for a total of two, all be it at a fraction of the speed of the main thread. As well as three Dual Core Pentium processors, which lack support for hyper-threading.

Intel 35W “Low TDP” Skylake-S Processors ( Core i7 / Core i5 / Pentium )

Intel will be debuting 4 35W T-Series CPUs, the T stands for low TDP. All of these CPUs operate under a 35W TDP, 30 watts less than their mainstream siblings. The lineup includes the Core i7-6700T - which is the only hyper-threaded quad core in the lineup - which comes clocked at 2.8 GHz base and 3.6 GHz boost and as with all mainstream i7 processors 8 MB of L3 cache. Moving over to the Core i5 SKUs we have the Core i5-6600T, Core i5-6500T and Core i5-6400T all with 6 MB of L3 cache and no hyperthreading. These chips have boost clocks ranging from 2.8 to 3.6 GHz. Moving further down the food chain we have the Core i3-6300T, Core i3-6100T, Pentium G4500T and Pentium G4400T which are the dual core parts. All be it only the Core i3 SKUs include support for hyper-threading. Intel states that the i3 parts will occupy the price points at $150 and below while the Pentium chips will target the more budget friendly $100 and less price points.

Intel Skylake-S Processor Lineup:

Intel Skylake-S Desktop Processors Lineup
ModelProcessCoresCore ClockBoost ClockCacheMemory SupportTDPSocketPrice
Core i7-6700K14nm4/84.0 GHz4.2 GHz8 MBDDR4 2133 MHz91WLGA 1151$350
Core i5-6600K14nm4/43.5 GHz3.9 GHz6 MBDDR4 2133 MHz91WLGA 1151$242
Core i7-670014nm4/83.4 GHz4.0 GHz8 MBDDR4 2133 MHz65WLGA 1151$312
Core i5-660014nm4/43.3 GHz3.9 GHz6 MBDDR4 2133 MHz65WLGA 1151$224
Core i5-650014nm4/43.2 GHz3.6 GHz6 MBDDR4 2133 MHz65WLGA 1151$202
Core i5-640014nm4/42.7 GHz3.3 GHz6 MBDDR4 2133 MHz65WLGA 1151$187
Core i3-632014nm2/43,9 GHzN/A4 MBDDR4 2133 MHz47WLGA 1151$157
Core i3-630014nm2/43.8 GHzN/A4 MBDDR4 2133 MHz47WLGA 1151$147
Core i3-610014nm2/43.7 GHzN/A4 MBDDR4 2133 MHz47WLGA 1151$117
Core i7-6700T14nm4/82.8 GHz3.6 GHz8 MBDDR4 2133 MHz35WLGA 1151$303
Core i5-6600T14nm4/42.7 GHz3.5 GHz6 MBDDR4 2133 MHz35WLGA 1151$213
Core i5-6500T14nm4/42.5 GHz 3.1 GHz6 MBDDR4 2133 MHz35WLGA 1151$192
Core i5-6400T14nm4/42.2 GHz2.8 GHz6 MBDDR4 2133 MHz35WLGA 1151$182
Core i3-6300T14nm2/43.3 GHzN/A4 MBDDR4 2133 MHz35WLGA 1151$138
Core i3-6100T14nm2/43.2 GHzN/A4 MBDDR4 2133 MHz35WLGA 1151$117
Pentium G452014nm2/23.6 GHzN/A3 MBDDR4 2133 MHz47WLGA 1151$93
Pentium G450014nm2/23.5 GHzN/A3 MBDDR4 2133 MHz47WLGA 1151$84
Pentium G440014nm2/23.4 GHzN/A3 MBDDR4 2133 MHz47WLGA 1151$64
Pentium G4500T14nm2/23.0 GHzN/A3 MBDDR4 2133 MHz35WLGA 1151$84
Pentium G4400T14nm2/22.9 GHzN/A3 MBDDR4 2133 MHz35WLGA 1151$60
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