Intel says Skylake, Broadwell chips may be easier to buy soon

Itching to buy one of Intel's Skylake CPUs, or the surprisingly-potent-for-gaming Broadwell Core i7-5775C? Well, you're not alone, according to Intel. The company tells us that its enthusiast Skylake parts are "on sale globally," but it is "aware of short term supply limitations in some areas of North America and Latin America." We're told to "expect improved supply soon." As for the Core i7-5775C, Intel says it's experiencing strong demand for that chip, as well, and that we should expect desktop Broadwell to become more widely available "as Q3 progresses."

A quick check of listings at online retailers like Newegg suggests that motherboards based on the Z170 chipset are widely in stock, but the Core i7-6700K is listed as "coming soon," while the $249 Core i5-6600K isn't set to ship until August 14. The poor Core i7-5775C still doesn't even have a listing to its name. We'll see whether the situation improves as time goes on.

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    • TopHatKiller
    • 7 years ago

    –edited out by author—

    • Ninjitsu
    • 7 years ago

    Though unless you had to buy TODAY, wouldn’t it be better to wait and get Skylake next month? The difference between DDR3 and DDR4 is about the same as the difference in price between the 5775C and 6700K, and the motherboards have the same price, really. You would be paying extra for the cooler, though, assuming you’d use stock cooling for Broadwell.

    • hasseb64
    • 7 years ago

    Have been waiting since 2011 (2500K)

    • Ninjitsu
    • 7 years ago

    Yeah, like I noted this on the video version of the recent podcast – 5775C or 5675C only really make sense for people not using Haswell i5s/i7s already.

    • willmore
    • 7 years ago

    These are wise and good points.

    • Bauxite
    • 7 years ago

    Yeah, nope again.

    1.35V (or less) DDR3 is as cheap as the rest, and just about standard in mobile/SFF already. Its been a pretty much free bonus with the newer process nodes which is why they decided to bolt it into the JEDEC standard, tweaker ram kits notwithstanding.

    • TopHatKiller
    • 7 years ago

    Of course they are —- incompetence in the fab process often returns atrocious availability. I’m amazed intel can produce any, given the obvious disaster of their incredible 14trigate process.

    Also, I’m an ass. Downloaded win10. I’m so confused now. Didn’t actually mean to do it. But have done. Am confused and in panic mode: quite extreme. Checking all my files, settings.
    I’m in a dreadful state about it. Receiving all sorts of prompts about actions. Dither.
    WHY AM I NOT MORE SENSIBLE???

    • fullbodydenim
    • 7 years ago

    I think you are referring to Skylake and Broadwell. Broadwell will fit in Socket 1150 Z97 boards and use existing DDR3 chips just fine. Skylake Socket 1151 is the one which requires the low voltage 1.35V DDR3L or 1.2V DDR4 chips in a new Z170 motherbaord.

    • Krogoth
    • 7 years ago

    I don’t understand it either.

    The only benefits that Broadwell offer to table over Haswell consumes less power and has more cache which does give a boost in some applications. Its overclocking potential is about the same as its predecessor through.

    Looks like 14nm process fares no better than 22nm process as far as overclocking is concerned.

    • Krogoth
    • 7 years ago

    FYI, Broadwell does not support DDR3. It needs DDR3L and those cost almost as much as DDR4.

    • Rand
    • 7 years ago

    Yep

    • ermo
    • 7 years ago

    Already owning a 3770k, I’m aware that Haswell, Broadwell and SkyLake offer better performance and AVX2 goodness. Granted, the jump is not huge, but it’s there.

    And it’s not that I don’t want to upgrade — I do because oooh shiny! — but more a reflection of the fact that I would like to to see USB 3.1 with associated universal connectors become adopted across the board and integrated on all motherboard chipsets as the [b<][i<]One True Connector(tm)[/i<][/b<] I would also like to see one of the PCIe-based SSD form factors become the defacto standard before I invest in a new desktop. Given how long my current desktop has served me and how well it runs, it's not like I have a pressing need to upgrade right this very moment.

    • auxy
    • 7 years ago

    You get that 5775C up to 4[s<]mph[/s<] Ghz and you're gonna see some serious shet.

    • DoomGuy64
    • 7 years ago

    Ah, I read about it somewhere else that said otherwise. Too many exploits nowadays to keep track of.

    • Wirko
    • 7 years ago

    Almost as much as Core 2 Duos.

    • flip-mode
    • 7 years ago

    Is the 5775C unlocked?

    • flip-mode
    • 7 years ago

    I really do not understand the clamor over the i7-5775C. I would think that anyone interested in the i7-5775C is already running the Haswell platform and probably already running at least an i5-4670K. I can’t see anyone who was not already swayed by the i7-4790K suddenly pulled off the fence by the i7-5775C.

    • Ninjitsu
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<] According to Intel's security bulletin on the memory sinkhole, the vulnerability only affects processors prior to second-generation Core (Sandy Bridge). [/quote<] [url<]https://techreport.com/news/28784/vulnerability-in-older-intel-cpus-gives-away-the-keys-to-the-kingdom[/url<]

    • DoomGuy64
    • 7 years ago

    Would have looked nice, if not for the new rootkit exploit. Skylake is the only intel cpu unaffected, afaik.

    • Bauxite
    • 7 years ago

    Yawn

    All I want is an E5 169x V3 or better yet V4, quit nappin’, get snappin’ and make it happen intel!

    • ronch
    • 7 years ago

    Well, I’m not itching to upgrade my CPU so I can wait.

    • AJSB
    • 7 years ago

    All those chips are in stock in Europe…and the reason we might have them in EU and you don’t get as many in USA is…in EU, what is sold by 1 USD in USA, costs 1€ here :\

    That explains why Intel have dificulties in supply USA :”)

    • DrDominodog51
    • 7 years ago

    [quote=”In the Skylake Review Comments, I”<] I will hunt down Broadwell[/quote<] Q3 is open season everyone!

    • ImSpartacus
    • 7 years ago

    Yeah, if you’re building a stock machine or if you don’t have the cooling push these chips at higher voltages, then broadwell c might be a decent option if you already have some of the parts or if you find some awesome deals.

    • southrncomfortjm
    • 7 years ago

    While I’m a sucker for upgrades, I’m waiting this one out until we see what DX12 really does for gaming. If DX12 lowers CPU overhead by as much as advertised, then there really isn’t any need for anyone with a Sandy Bridge or newer CPU to upgrade.

    I’ll take those savings and put them towards a really good Pascal GPU and maybe a VR headset for EVE: Valkyrie.

    • nanoflower
    • 7 years ago

    I agree with the basics but we have to see what price the 5775C sells for in the US/Canada because right now it’s too expensive to consider since you are paying at least a $150 dollar premium to these resellers selling Korean/Japanese products on Ebay/Amazon. Once they become locally available that will change but I still expect the 5775C will carry a premium over a non-C part which may make the price difference between Broadwell/Skylake much less than you might think. Assuming you don’t already have a 1150 MB.

    • wingless
    • 7 years ago

    The 5775C is looking nice because 1150 mobos are a little cheaper, and DDR3 is dirt cheap. I hate to pay the premium ( both price and stress) to build a quality 1151 Skylake system with all their brand new parts and beta BIOSes; however, Skylake looks like it will be a superior overclocker when all is said and done.

    • anotherengineer
    • 7 years ago

    Or maybe they got GF to do some of the fabbing 😉

    • DancinJack
    • 7 years ago

    Nice! Good work on Monday morning.

    • Ninjitsu
    • 7 years ago

    Well, here in India I see one etail store has the 6700K for an equivalent of $445 and the 6600K for $312.

    They’re the only ones that seem to have it for now, probably why there’s such a large markup.

    • PrincipalSkinner
    • 7 years ago

    Stop whining like a pump. 🙂

    • chuckula
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]As for the Core i7-5775C, Intel says it's experiencing strong demand for that chip, as well, and that we should expect desktop Broadwell to become more widely available "as Q3 progresses."[/quote<] Intel pulled an R9 Furry: They sold out of BOTH CHIPS. Must be strong demand!

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