Intel says Skylake, Broadwell CPU shortages will be remedied "soon"By Shawn Knight 14 comments
Processors built on Intel's new Skylake architecture officially launched on August 5 but that doesn't mean you can actively fork over your hard-earned money for one today. If you live in North America or Latin America, you're going to have a pretty tough time tracking down a Skylake CPU due to supply limitations.
It's something Intel is aware of and fortunately, the issue should resolve itself soon, the company told The Tech Report.
The Broadwell Core i7-5775C, meanwhile, is another chip that Intel said it is experiencing strong demand for. Those gunning for that processor will be happy to hear that availability will become more widespread as the current quarter progresses.
A quick check over at Newegg shows motherboards based on the new Intel Z170 chipset are readily available from the likes of ASRock, Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI while the Core i7-6700K is listed as pre-release and coming soon. The Core i5-6600K, meanwhile, is priced at $249.99 but isn't expected to be available until August 14; the Core i7-5775C doesn't even have a listing yet.
If you haven't already checked them out, I'd encourage you to read through our reviews of both the Core i7-6700K and the Core i7-5775C, especially if you're in the market for a new CPU and motherboard. We also published an article explaining the difference between the Z170 and the Z97 chipset if you're wishing to dig deeper. Those upgrading from Sandy Bridge processors or earlier will get the most out of the Core i7-6700K although chips like the 2500K are still very serviceable four and a half years after launch, especially when overclocked.