The Core i7-6700K and 5775C are both available now

— 4:26 PM on September 24, 2015

Our gerbil-eyed "chuckula" spotted three animals today, often spoken of in tale but yet to be seen traipsing around in the wild. I'm talking, of course, about the Skylake Core i7-6700K CPU and its cousins, the Broadwell Core i7-5775C and i5-5675C.

If you need a refresher course, those are the goodies you're looking for. Scott tested these CPUs recently and, in short, you want'em. The newer Skylake architecture on the 6700K lends itself particularly well to multithreaded and productivity applications. Meanwhile, the Broadwell 5775C (and to a lesser extent, the 5675C) is nothing short of a freak gaming monster, thanks to its 128MB of L4 cache. Yes, megabytes.

If you were itching for an upgrade and your credit card was already trying to sneak out of your wallet, then now's the time to hold it in the air with all your might. Newegg has the fantastic trio in stock. The Core i7-6700K is available for $370, the Core i7-5775C will set you back $420, and the Core i5-5675C with "only" 4MB L3 cache (but still retaining the prodigious 128MB of L4) comes in at $320.

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