Intel Skylake Slides Leak Ahead Of Launch
Slides have leaked for Intel’s upcoming Skylake chips and they have offered us some concrete details regarding what we can expect . The desktop S series will see CPU gains of up to 11 per cent, while thermal design power (TDP) has been reduced by 22 per cent (from 84 to 65W).The mobile market is set to see the biggest boost in graphics capabilities, up to 41% for the Y-Series. This is joined by significant battery life gains, offering up to 1.4 hours longer HD video playback. Over on the desktop side, and the S-Series desktop Skylake CPUs will see the Intel HD Graphics run up to 28% faster. This is joined by a 22% drop in TDP and an 11% bump to CPU speed.
What this means for Apple , who refresh their Mac lineups every 8 months and also rely on Intel IGPU solutions are the following upgrades :-
– Y-Series (MacBook): Up to 17% faster CPU, up to 41% faster Intel HD graphics, up to 1.4 hours longer battery life
– U-Series (MacBook Air): Up to 10% faster CPU, up to 34% faster Intel HD graphics, up to 1.4 hours longer battery life
– H-Series (MacBook Pro): Up to 11% faster CPU, up to 16% faster Intel HD graphics, up to 80% lower silicon power
– S-Series (iMac): Up to 11% faster CPU, up to 28% faster Intel HD graphics, 22% lower TDP .
There are also rumors of the Surface Pro 4 using Skylake .
Stay tuned for more news .