There has been much discussion about the eight cores sixteen threads Ryzen CPU and the fact that it will compete quite well against Intel's Core i7 6950 extreme edition but it looks like the Zen with eight cores with sixteen threads will get really close to the performance of the Core i7 7700K.
Compared with the Core i7-5960X
It is obvious that Intel's Broadwell-E HEDT launch is drawing near as with all the previous leaks we now have some of the first benchmarks of the flagship ten-core Core i7-6950X.
6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor inside
Chipzilla has been showing off its new Skull Canyon NUC at the 2016 Game Developers Conference.
Higher performance laptops coming
Chipzilla has added new Core i7 Skylake (and mobile Xeon) models to its CPU price list, which should be coming to a PC near you soon.
6.7 percent better than Haswell Refresh
The first scores of Chipzilla's highly anticipated Skylake desktop processors have been made public and they are better than the Haswell Refresh Core i7 4790K.
Core i7 6700 TDP is 65W, down from 84W with Haswell
The Intel Business PC platform will get a serious update in the form of a new Skylake-S based processor.
35W targets low power market
Intel plans to release a 35W TDP Skylake-S processor in Q3 2015 and this CPU is set to replace the Core i7 4790T.
Greenland APU gives it the necessary firepower
AMD mini cores and modular designs backed by HBM graphics and the upcoming Greenland GPU core might be a winning combination for AMD.
IDF 2015 August launch possible
This year's Intel Developers Forum will start in Mid-August, not in mid-September as usual. One possible reason for the change might be the Skylake desktop launch, that is expected at this time.