Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Jun 2017 21:55 UTC

This review comes in two big meaty chunks to sink your teeth into. The first part is discussing the new Skylake-X processors, from silicon to design and covering some of the microarchitecture features, such as AVX-512-F support and cache structure. As mentioned, Skylake-X has some significantly different functionality to the Skylake-S core, which has an impact on how software should be written to take advantage of the new features.

The second part is our testing and results. We were lucky enough to source all three Skylake-X processors for this review, and have been running some regression testing of the older processors on our new 2017 testing suite. There have been some hiccups along the way though, and we'll point them out as we go.

An extra morsel to run after is our IPC testing. We spend some time to run tests on Skylake-S and Skylake-X to see which benchmarks benefit from the new microarchitecture design, and if it really does mean anything to consumers at this stage.

As always, AnandTech delivers the goods when it comes to CPU reviews.

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RE[2]: Timing!
by Carewolf on Wed 21st Jun 2017 10:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Timing!"
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It is pretty non-accidental these days. They are the ones that described the non-upgrade that was Kaby Lake as "fastest CPU ever", though their benchmarks showed it didn't yet reach the fastest Skylakes, let alone Broadwell-Es.

They have no shame when it comes to doing Intel PR.

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