System76 Releases The Wild Dog Pro, Their First Skylake Linux PC
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 20 October 2015 at 01:40 PM EDT. 10 Comments
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Our friends at System76 today announced the release of their first Skylake system. This first computer using Intel's latest-generation processors is a desktop that's part of the Wild Dog Pro family.

The new System76 Wild Dog Pro features a Skylake CPU with options for a Core i5 or i7, Intel HD Graphics 530 or NVIDIA graphics up through a GeForce GTX 980, up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, and SSD options.

This Skylake Linux PC starts out at $769 USD for a model with Core i5 6400 processor or $1068 if wanting the top-end Core i7 6700K. That's with 8GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 530, and a 120GB SSD. The various other options will all run you extra.

If you're interested in learning more about the new Wild Dog Pro, go visit System76.com. System76 hasn't put out any public benchmarks yet for their new system. They had invited me to visit them in Denver next month to benchmark their Skylake Linux systems, but unfortunately have other commitments at that time.

For more on the current state of Intel Skylake under Linux, see my many Skylake Linux articles including reviews of the Core i5 6500 and Core i5 6600K.
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