OCUK has Built an X99 system that is cheaper it's i7 Skylake equivalent
Overclockers UK announces X99 system Â£50 less than equivalent i7 Skylake system
Published: 6th August 2015 | Source: OCUK |
Overclockers UK announces X99 system £50 less than equivalent i7 Skylake system
Overclockers UK is all about hardware and performance. X99 which is still the current extreme platform dominates applications and gaming through 6-Core processing. Overclockers UK wanted to offer the high-end platform at a lower price than a new Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake system.
X99 is overall still the most current extreme platform, so this offering enables customers the option of getting their hands on a system without a big gap in the price.
The benchmarks above were performed by 8Pack, employee and Global #1 Overclocker using the X99 and Skylake platforms in the Titan Riptide and the Titan Bayonet.
X99 platform vs Skylake platform
• X99 supports quad channel, compared to Skylake's dual channel • X99 has more PCI-E lanes
• Skylake can be overclocked higher, however X99 is still the overall top performer
• The price is very similar
• Skylake performs better in single threaded gaming but X99 performs better in multi-threaded gaming.
• When it comes to rendering, physics, Photoshop or any creative work, X99 smashes Skylake out the water
Options added for Skylake system to be equivalent specification:
• Intel Core i7-6700K
• 16GB 2400MHz Memory
• 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM Hard Drive
• NVIDIA GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card
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