OCUK has Built an X99 system that is cheaper it's i7 Skylake equivalent

Overclockers UK announces X99 system £50 less than equivalent i7 Skylake system

Overclockers UK announces X99 system £50 less than equivalent i7 Skylake system

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.

 Overclockers UK announces X99 system that is cheaper than equivalent i7 Skylake system

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.


Overclockers UK announces X99 system £50 less than equivalent i7 Skylake system  Overclockers UK announces X99 system £50 less than equivalent i7 Skylake system  


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


Product Link:

Titan Riptide" Intel Core i7 5820K @ 4.2GHz Overclocked Six Core Gaming PC
Price: £1140.97

Titan Bayonet" Intel Core i5 6700K @ 4.4GHz DDR4 Overclocked Skylake Gaming PC
Price: £1192.99


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Most Recent Comments

06-08-2015, 08:46:51

Nice to see them putting in a SuperFlower psu in to those barebone kits most places just toss in cheap units.Quote

06-08-2015, 10:37:47

I've never liked the idea that the huge multicore systems were the way to go for 'creative programs'. A number of the ones I use/build systems for depend highly on single core/thread speed in the modeling/viewport process, where I assume skylake would actually pull ahead until the render button was hit.Quote

06-08-2015, 10:51:08

I like how all the benchmark results in the article are multi-threaded ones

Give them some real game benchmarks and not these over-inflated "20 cores will give you a better benchmark score" ones.Quote

07-08-2015, 07:30:38

I will stick with my 5820k x99 based rig, I don't consider Skylake an upgrade but more of a downgrade!Quote

07-08-2015, 07:36:13

Was speaking to 8 pack on OCUK and he reckons that all recently made 5820k can easily do 4.2ghz on a basic air cooler.

Not good news for Skylake really.Quote

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