On Tuesday, Intel announced the lineup of CPUs belonging to the 6th-generation Core family (Skylake) of popular processors. The company demonstrated the extent to which they consider laptop and mobile application crucial to the success of their new CPU series.
Skylake processors boast with a number of graphical and processing improvements that help it take more advantage of newer technologies such as PCY Express 3.0 and DDR4 memory.
Apart from the improved processing speed, Intel equipped their new CPUs with the most advanced power usage to date. According to the tech giant, the new Skylake processors were designed from scratch in order to create the most energy-efficient chip architecture yet. The battery improvements came as a result of the everly increasing variety of devices.
The Intel Skylake series begin with the Y-Series, which are of 4.5 watts, and are specifically designed for tablets and laptops. They are followed by the U-Series – 15-28 watts, which are intended for thin notebooks, portable desktop systems and other small applications. The top of the line of the U-series is the 45 watts model, which will probably be used for next-gen gaming laptops.
The S-Series can consume up to 91 watts of power and they are intended for desktop computers.
In spite of the official announcements, Intel haven’t yet launched the new Skylake series. But more than 50 different versions of the processor will be rolling out in the next couple of months. The microarchitecture of the new prototypes will be featured in additional chips that are planned for release in the last quarter of 2015.
Iris and Iris Pro, two Skylake microchips that make use of Intel’s cutting-edge integrated graphics processing are also scheduled to be released in winter this year.
Intel senior vice president and general manager Kirk Skaugen said that the new lineup of processors will be the most ample in the history of their company.
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