Subject: General Tech | July 24, 2015 - 03:39 PM |
Tagged: Intel Skylake, Intel

As always you should take these leaks with a bit of salt but if they are accurate Skylake may well offer enough enhancements to make a convincing argument for buying a new machine.  The GPU portion of the high end mobile processors will be 34-41% faster than the models available now, with the desktop seeing a moderate 28% jump for those who do not have an add-in card.  The low powered mobile model's performance is not much improved over the previous generation but the claimed 80% reduction in power usage is more than enough to make up for that.  

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SPECint benchmarks show that Skylak will offer a performance boost a bit over 10% but the added 1.4 hours of battery life is rather impressive, even the desktop part is more efficient with a 65W TDP.  As for accessories, Skylake will support 4k cameras and new and improved RealSense 3D cameras, Wake on Voice support and improved touch sensors.  You can see the other two leaked slides at FanlessTech.

Source: Fanless Tech

July 24, 2015 | 04:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

More like Skylack, amirite?

July 24, 2015 | 11:15 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

SPECint benchmarks show that Skylak...

July 25, 2015 | 06:35 AM - Posted by djotter

Oh the world of mobile CPU power enhancements, where they say 30% longer battery life, but they mean smaller battery with the same dismal life.

July 25, 2015 | 07:35 AM - Posted by Daniel Nielsen (not verified)

Still interested in seeing how the desktop parts play out. I run a 4770k right now, and would have no issue upgrading to Skylake if the performance is there.

July 25, 2015 | 12:17 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

All the desktop/full laptop SKUs are mostly on Intel's back burner, with them pushing the ultrabooks and trying to turn everybody towards the Thin and Weak form factor Laptops for Apple style underpowered systems at a higher cost. The Desktop SKUs are a rare breed and at one time used to beat the Laptop SKU's release dates. To think what kind of systems could have been created had that contra revenue funding been used for R&D funding instead. Mobile is not working out for Intel, and its obsessive focus on mobile to the detriment of its desktop, and full wattage laptop SKUs has hurt the already declining PC marketplace even more. For people that are definitely not fans of Apple's weak hardware with its closed ecosystem, and the entire PC market going in that direction it's even more of a discouragement for the future, hopefully AMD and Zen can get the market going in an interesting direction again.

Even the rabid Intel fans are secretly hoping that AMDs Zen matches Intel's CPUs in IPC, and for some form of technology race to begin again, and get the improvements coming along at a faster pace.

July 26, 2015 | 06:49 PM - Posted by doom_oo7 (not verified)

Broadwell : PCIEG2 (PCI Express Gen. 2)... WHAT ?

July 27, 2015 | 01:35 AM - Posted by fjm (not verified)

is this an ad or leak.

July 27, 2015 | 03:54 PM - Posted by aparsh335i (not verified)

The lack of performance is not Intel's fault - it's AMD's fault. AMD has not turned out true performance competition for years, so intel hasnt been turning out HUGE performers - instead they've been reducing energy costs while hugely improving graphics performance. AMD used to be the top dawg for integrated video, and for a few years that was their only claim to fame. Now Intel's even beat them at that :(. We need AMD to step it up!

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