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Skylake K Series may not Ship with an Intel Stock Cooler

Skylake K Series may not Ship with an Intel Stock Cooler

Skylake K Series may not Ship with an Intel Stock Cooler

Skylake K Series may not Ship with an Intel Stock Cooler

 

While all of this remains unconfirmed by official sources, it looks like Intel's Skylake K Series may not Ship with an Intel Stock Cooler, but instead are expected to be used with higher end 3rd party solutions or higher end Intel Coolers. 

below you can see a leaked slide from xfastest, which shows two coolers which could come with Intle Skylake K series CPUs, both support CPUs with a TDP of 130W. While Intel's Skylake CPUs are expected to have a 90W TDP at stock, making Intel's current 95W capable stock cooler more than capable enough to handle it, Intel knows the enthusiast market will simply replace the CPU cooler with a higher end 3rd party model so that they can overclock their new CPU.   

 

Skylake K Series may not Ship with an Intel Stock Cooler   

According to this slide most Intel Skylake CPUs will be shipping without a stock cooling solution, which is similar to how Intel ships their flagship X99 CPUs. 

This is a great move from Intel as it shows a great understanding for the market that K-series CPUs are intended for, as who in their right mind buys an overclocking CPU without a cooling solution that is capable of getting the most out of it. 

One hope not is that Intel will pass on some of the savings that they get from not shipping a stock cooling solution to us consumers, though right now this remains unclear. 

 

You can join the discussion on Intel not shipping a cooler with Skylake K Series CPUs on the OC3D Forums. 

 

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26-06-2015, 05:07:42

Thelosouvlakia
I'm not surprised, really.. It's a K cpu and the stock cooler won't even be able to handle it at stock turbos...Quote

26-06-2015, 05:23:08

Greenback
Though I understand why they wouldn't bother, having the stock cooler does give you an option if for instance your pump dies or fan dies to use while you order and wait for deliveryQuote

26-06-2015, 06:52:44

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
Though I understand why they wouldn't bother, having the stock cooler does give you an option if for instance your pump dies or fan dies to use while you order and wait for delivery
Yeah, or if you've not quite got the cash for an aftermarket solution yet so you run that for the first few weeks.

But I see where Intel are coming from, this saves them money and if they ship a cooler with the CPU that can't even keep up with it, users will blame Intel for it.Quote

26-06-2015, 07:15:55

KTM_RULZ
Oh the new K series... The review samples are going to be brilliant and the ones we buy a one in a billion lottery...Think I'll be waiting on user input to get onboard with them...Quote

26-06-2015, 12:26:09

smilertoo
But will they reduce the price by that $10 or just pocket it?Quote
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