Intel Reveals Next-Gen Enthusiast Desktop PC CPUs

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Intel today announced availability of the unlocked Intel Core i7-6700K and Intel Core i5-6600K desktop processors and supporting Intel® Z170 chipset. These products start laying the foundation for the 6th generation(Skylake) Intel Core processor family and Intel 100 Series chipset coming later this year. These new CPUs come with full DDR4 memory support for the first time on mainstream desktop, the return of full range base-clock for fine-grained CPU speed tuning for the overclockers, and up to 4 cores at 4.0 GHz base frequency, there is plenty

Other Intel technologies are also being featured such as the new Thunderbolt 3 technology and the latest Intel Solid-State Drives for even more of a performance boost. Intel introduced an 800 GB model in the Intel® SSD 750 series here at Gamescom. And let’s not forget just-released Microsoft Windows 10 with the power and features to help make the platform really sing – bringing the new Microsoft DirectX* 12 API and XBox* applications to the PC.

Intel also announced plans to deliver an unlocked 6th Gen Intel(r) Core™ processor “K” SKU for enthusiast notebooks later this year. This will be the first unlocked enthusiast “K” SKU for mobile. Stay tuned for more information.

The Intel Core i7-6700K and Intel Core i5-6600K processors are available now at recommended channel pricing of $350.00 and $243.00, respectively. Read more here.

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