Intel Skylake-S Mainstream Desktop Processor Lineup Launching on 1st September – Core i3-6100 and Pentium G4400 Detailed

Hassan Mujtaba

Intel is going to launch their Skylake-S mainstream desktop processor family on 1st September, 2015. The latest details come straight from GDM.OR.JP, who have confirmed that the Skylake-S lineup is going to be available at retail channels starting September, 2015 and will feature a total of 8 different SKUs which are mentioned in full details below.

Intel Kicks Off Launch of Skylake-S Mainstream Desktop Processor Family at IDF15

While Intel initially kicked off the Skylake family with two processors, the Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K that are part of the Skylake-K (Unlocked CPU) lineup, the rest of the lineup will remain under wraps till they officially launch on 1st of September. The Skylake-S lineup is made up of 10 total SKUs, two of which have already been launched in the market and are the only unlocked chips in the lineup. The remaining 8 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. Featuring full support for DDR4 memory and next generation storage devices, the Skylake-S platform will deliver improved performance and energy efficiency as compared to the Haswell generation of processors. The chips featured in the Skylake-S lineup are listed down below:

  • 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 i7-6700T
  • Intel Core i5-6600T
  • Intel Core i5-6500T
  • Intel Core i5-6400T

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

The mainstream lineup consists of four chips which include the Core i7-6700 that features same specifications as the Core i7-6700K but doesn’t come in an unlocked package. Similarly, the Core i5-6600 also has the same specifications as seen on the unlocked model but without the K-Series design that allows over-clocking support. 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 feature a 65W TDP and the Core i5 models pack 6 MB of L3 cache while the Core i7 model gets 8 MB L3 cache.

Intel will also have a Core i3-6100 processor and Pentium G4400 processor at the launch event but their availability is unknown at the moment. The details of the Core i3-6100 include a dual core (multi-threaded) design with 4 MB of L3 cache and GT2 graphics chip clocked up to 1000 MHz. The Pentium G4400 will be a dual core design without multi-threading and feature 3 MB of L3 cache. The clock will be maintained at 3.3 GHz with turbo boost frequency and will come with the HD 510 (GT1) graphics chip with a maximum clock speed of 1050 MHz. Both chips will feature a TDP of 65W.

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

Over at the more power efficient side, Intel will launch 4 T-Series chips which stand for low-power. All chips feature just 35W TDP and include Core i7-6700T as a multi-threaded quad core with 2.8 GHz base and 3.6 GHz boost clock. It packs 8 MB of L3 cache. The Core i5 models range from the Core i5-6600T, Core i5-6500T and Core i5-6400T featuring 6 MB of L3 cache, quad core (non-multithreaded designs) and boost speeds ranging from 2.8 to 3.6 GHz.

Apart from the Skylake-S platform, Intel will also be introducing their mobility based lineups that include the Skylake-U, Skylake-H, Skylake-H Xeon and Skylake-Y families in the coming months. The 6th generation mobile platforms will be the first solutions to bring DDR4 memory on laptops and notebooks. We will have more info on these processors in the coming days so stay tuned. Those who want to see the architectural enhancements featured on Skylake could head over to our technical analysis over here.


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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