Intel Skylake is the “component of the year”

Sky-and-lakeTrustedReviews Awards has named Intel’s new Skylake chip as its product of the year, beating stiff competition from the Nvidia GeForce 980 Ti graphics card and AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury Nano graphics card. It’s nice to see gongs are still being dished out.

Skylake provided users with a big jump in graphical performance over the previous Haswell series, and the judges liked its support for more features, and excellent overclocking options.

Edward Chester, Computing Editor at TrustedReviews said that Chipzilla had done a really good job with Skylake.

“Everyone from gamers to casual users can count on the Skylake processors to deliver and at a reasonable price too.”

AMD also did well with its Radeon R9 Fury Nano. It really impressed us by managing to pack great performance into a tiny design.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti goes, its great price and monstrous power made it a real contender for this award.

However Skylake was a worthy winner in a really close category, Chester said.

The Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K were the first to be released and were aimed at enthusiast users interested in overclocking.