Skylake, The Day After: 7 World Records and 10 Global First Places

Yesterday Intel's new CPU architecture hit the web. You can find reviews all around, for example at AnandTech or Hardware Canucks.

The launch is mainly on paper, since very few retail stores have the new silicon in stock. Gamescom, the massive gaming tradeshow in Cologne, Germany, was used as a platform to capture gamer's attention around the world about the new Skylake. For those who missed the launch event at Gamescom (or the livestream on Twitch) there should be a replay up on YouTube soon. Long marketing story short: the new Skylake architecture is "designed for" gaming and overclocking.

A couple of lucky overclockers had the opportunity to play with Skylake ahead of launch and the results are impressive to say the least. Skylake architecture has produced no less than 7 World Records and 17 Global First Places. Note that we use the terms as defined on our World Record page. So only benchmarks with Global Points enabled are taken into account. That's why the incredible DDR4-4795 memory validation by Chi-Kui Lam, Toppc's 6801 MHz Core i7 6700K CPU Frequency validation, Smoke's 6808 MHz Core i5 6600K CPU Frequency validation or dRweEz' 552 MHz Reference Clock aren't in the table below (in case you're wondering).

Congratulations to the early adopters. From the looks of it, Skylake will be a lot of fun when they hit retail later this month!



Skylake Launch: 7 World Records, 10 Global First Places

BenchmarkScoreOverclockerMotherboardMemory
WR PiFast 9,47 dRweEz ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
WR 3DMark05 78917 Dancop ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
WR 3DMark06 61613 der8auer ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
WR 3DMark2001 SE 199091 elmor ASUS Maximus VIII GeneG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
WR Aquamark 596039 Dancop ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
WR 3DMark03 307658 der8auer ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
WR Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset 9511,916 Dancop ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
GFP 3DMark03 1xGPU 294423 Dancop ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
GFP Cinebench - R11.5 4xCPU 15,83 der8auer ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
GFP Cinebench - R15 4xCPU 1410 dRweEz ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
GFP Geekbench3 - Multi Core 4xCPU 27271 dRweEz ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
GFP GPUPI for CPU - 1B 4xCPU 241,055 Dancop ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
GFP HWBOT Prime 4xCPU 7675,29 Dancop ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
GFP wPrime - 1024m 4xCPU 98,967 der8auer ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
GFP wPrime - 32m 4xCPU 3,152 der8auer ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
GFP XTU 4xCPU 1731 FUGGER ASUS Maximus VIII GeneHyperX Predator
GFP Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset 1xGPU 7619,562 Dancop ASUS Maximus VIII ExtremeG.SKILL Ripjaws 4
(Table as of August 5, 2015. Source: hwbot.org database)


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Belgium Massman says:

Congrats!

Germany SoF says:

Sweet! Looks like Skylake is really worth trying out :)

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Nah SOF not interesting at all... you have to make babies from now on... Focus dude focus

Finland FM_Jarnis says:

What are you talking about "mainly on paper". This definitely wasn't a paper launch.

20 minutes after the reviews hit my inbox and NDA was lifted, I was ordering three retail test systems for Futuremark test lab from a local online retailer. CPUs and motherboards in stock ("25+ in stock" on multiple motherboard models and both i5 and i7 CPUs) in Finland. Everything was shipped on Thursday and and the shipping box arrived today (Friday) morning.

First system built, about to start building a second one.

*Broadwell* desktop was a paper launch. I tried to order several test systems of that CPU back in June and I still haven't had the goods shipped... Will probably skip the whole thing... maybe get one for the test setup in our QA labs just so we can say we have one of those too.

Netherlands rsnubje says:

I agree with Jarnis here. Here in NL, several shops had 25+ stock and next day delivery.

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

So it wasn't a paper launch in Finland and NL (or really all of Europe is what it seems). You still can't buy them here in the US. Newegg finally added the 6700K to their site late last night but you can't buy it yet... just a "notify me when this becomes available". None of the local shops have them yet either, and this is in Chicago with 2x Microcenter, 1x Frys, and a Tiger Direct warehouse.

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