Intel Kabylake-X and Skylake-X Gaming PCs
Intel Kabylake-X and Skylake-X Gaming PCs
Overclockers UK manufacturer a wide range of custom Intel Kabylake-X and Skylake-X (X299) gaming PCs that offer next-level immersive gaming.
Whether you’re a casual gamer, Twitch streamer, esports professional or Minecraft addict, a powerful PC is vital to getting the most from your games.
From League of Legends to Counter-Strike, the rigors of modern gaming increasingly demand computers that are optimised for speed and processing complex graphical textures. This why at Overclockers UK, we specialise in producing a wide range of Intel gaming PCs including dedicated Intel Kabylake-X and Skylake-X (X299) based systems.
Intel Gaming Processors
A powerful CPU is integral to any gaming PC, Which is why the Intel Core processor family consisting of the i3, i5, i7 and i9 are particularly suited to this purpose. Long seen as the premier brand in microprocessor technology, Intel gaming PCs boast several powerful, innovative features to ensure exceptional performance when gaming.
Meet the Intel CPUs
Designed for workstations and servers, the i9 is the best of the best and in our opinion, a little overkill for gaming. If you just have to have the very latest, high-end processor, you can't go wrong with an Intel Core i9 processor.
Designed for high-end power users and gaming enthusiasts who want SLI / crossfire GPU configurations, the Intel Core i7 is suitable for both the esport elite and streamers.
Step things up a notch with a mid-range Intel Core i5 processor. The i5 is very popular amongst gamers and offers real value for money. If you care about performance but don't plan on streaming anytime soon, the i5 is perfect. Our advice to most gamers is to stick with an i5 and combine it with the best GPU you can afford.
For gamers on a lower budget, the i3 is perfect for home use and casual 1080p gaming.
Understanding Intel Model Numbers
When you buy an Intel PC, it’s easy to ascertain which model meets your requirements once you understand the manufacturer's naming system.
The format Intel follow is:
> Brand modifier/series (i3, i5, i7 or i9)
> Generation number
> Three-digit SKU (stock-keeping unit) number
> Product line suffix/features.
Product line suffix
The product line suffix denotes a feature of the CPU. For instance, if the processor number ends with a ‘Q’ then it has four cores, a ‘K’ indicates that it’s unlocked for overclocking, and a ‘H’ means the CPU features one of Intel’s high performance-graphics units. These suffixes may also be combined, so a HK processor would be unlocked (overclockable) with high-performance integrated graphics. A cursory glance at these product codes will quickly reveal to you some basic, but vital details you need to know about your Intel PC’s processor.
Intel Processor Features
Depending on which model of processor you choose, your Intel gaming computer may also feature hyper-threading technology. To establish whether your desired CPU is hyper-threaded, be sure to look up the processor number on Intel’s website. Simply put, hyper-threading allows a processor core to act as two virtual cores by assigning individual tasks to multiple ‘threads’ simultaneously. A thread is essentially a stream of data that a processor core must normally process individually. Hyper-threading reduces the processing time by allocating tasks to separate threads. This technology is ideal for gaming because it optimises the speed at which your processor can run and even allows for improved multitasking performance; perfect for those who stream their gameplay on Twitch.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology provides another strong advantage to your Intel Core gaming PC. Intel turbo boost effectively boosts the clock speed of the CPU when faced with demanding tasks.
Turbo boost technology takes advantage of surplus processing potential by reallocating it to a thread with a high workload.
The role of the processor cache in gaming is sometimes underrated, but it is key to high-level performance. The cache is a bank of memory built into the processor used to store copies of data from the RAM of your computer. This allows it to perform often repeated tasks much more quickly than usual since it has immediate access to the necessary data. Therefore, the bigger the cache, the better. The CPU of an Intel gaming PC has an abundance of cache memory and is therefore ideally suited for gaming applications.
Configure your Own Intel Gaming PC
At Overclockers UK, we stock the very best components to meet the desired technical specifications of even the most demanding gamer. Complete your gaming system with SSD storage to cut loading times, a high-end AIO cooling system if you plan to overclock your system, and of course a powerful graphics card to maximise your frame rates.
The Overclockers Difference
Innovative Products and Exclusive Brands
Overclockers UK not only offers next day delivery on thousands of products but also stocks exclusive brands from cutting-edge manufacturers including Intel, Asus, Gigabyte and Team Group.
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Whether you are after advice, product information or even aftersales support we are here for you. Overclockers UK offers unparalleled customer service which is available across multiple platforms including telephone, social media, email, webnotes, live chat, and even a dedicated section on Overclockers forum. We even offer a 3 year warranty on our own PC's.
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Overclockers UK are rated one of the top PC, hardware and peripheral retailers in the country. From premium products to a personal shopping experience. You can trust us to deliver an unbeatable 5-star service.
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