Intel Kaby Lake: 14nm+, Higher Clocks, New Media Engine

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anbello262

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No, it doesn't really make sense to upgrade from Skylake.
But it is important to know that it supports the same MBs, because of pricing mainly. A new MB generation tends to be more expensive than an existing one.
I'm really looking forward to seeing how these chips overclock, but I REALLY doubt we will get anything near a 10% increase.

It will most likely be similar to Haswell/Devils Canyon ~5% (except those also improved temps and consistency, which are quite good already in Skylake).
 

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It isn't cheaper if you need to buy a throw-away Skylake CPU to boot the motherboard once and update the BIOS before you can use your Kaby Lake chip.
 

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Well, both the Z87 and the FM2 A75 motherboards I bought had no problem with the Devils Canyon and Richland cpus I put in them. It's just about making sure you buy one with the firmware pre-upgraded (or call the place you buy it from and get it upgraded, it's usually possible for free).
Although I think we're getting a bit out of track here.
 
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