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Intel Skylake Benchmark Roundup: How The Chips Compare

We report on the most recent benchmark test documenting Intel's new Skylake processors and how they preform running Photoshop, AutoCAD and Microsoft Office compared with earlier versions of Intel chips and AMD.

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Benchmarking The Processors

Intel turned up the volume on its Skylake family of processors last week at the IFA trade show in Europe, introducing five families of microprocessors ranging from mobile to ’ultimate mobile’ and desktop processors.

The news precedes Intel's release of Skylake Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K SKUs in August. Intel says the family of Skylake chips doubles PC performance, triples the battery life and delivers graphics that are 30 times better. The catch is, Intel is comparing Skylake to 5-year-old systems.

Without a doubt, Skylake delivers on better performance. It's also important to keep in mind that Skylake is just as much about an entire new computing platform and shouldn't be judged solely on benchmark numbers. That said, independent benchmarks for Intel's desktop powerhouse version of Skylake cores (i7-6700K and i5-6600K) are out.

Here is a round robin of benchmarks from a variety of independent testers that highlight the differences among i7-6700K, i5-6600K and previous generation Intel processors.

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