Intel officially launches its 6th-gen Core ‘Skylake’ processors optimized for Windows 10

At IFA 2015, Intel finally introduced its 6th-generation "Skylake" processors offering better performance, improve battery life, and better graphics.

Intel Skylake processor

While Intel recently unveiled the new 6th-generation processors — unlocked Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K — aimed for gaming computers back in August during Gamescom. The chip-maker is now officially introducing the entire line of the 6th-generation Core CPUs.

What’s very interesting is that the processor launch aligns with the release of a new version of Windows, which is something that doesn’t happen very often. The company also said that it has worked closely with Microsoft to optimize the Skylake processors to work with Windows 10.

“The 6th Gen Intel Core processor family helps optimize Windows 10 features such as Cortana and Windows Hello for more seamless and natural interaction with technology. Devices with the Intel RealSense Camera paired with Windows Hello let people securely log in using facial recognition. True Key technology by Intel Security is also available on many 6th Gen Intel Core processor-based systems to deliver a secure experience for logging into devices and websites without the need to remember each site’s password.” — Intel explains.

The Skylake line will introduce 48 different processors to the market, including an unlocked CPU for gaming laptops. According to the company, the new 14nm architecture chips can achieved up to 2.5 times productivity performance, and 3 times longer battery life on mobile devices, and 3D graphics will be 30 times better than a five year-old laptop.

  • Five 4.5W Intel Core Y-series processors for small-screen 2 in 1 detachables and 2 in 1 convertibles.
  • Ten 15W and four 28W Intel Core U-series processors for 2 in 1 convertibles and ultra-thin clamshells.
  • Six 45W Intel Core H-series processors for thin clamshells and large-screen notebooks.
  • One 45W Intel Core H-series unlocked mobile K SKU for enthusiast notebooks.
  • Two 45W Intel Xeon processors for mobile workstations.
  • Ten 65W and eight 35W Intel Core S-series processors for gaming towers, stationary All-in-Ones, and mini PCs.
  • Two 91W desktop Intel Core S-series processors for overclockers and gaming enthusiasts

In addition, Intel is also planning to refresh its Computer Stick HDMI PC dongle with the new processors, more specifically with the Intel Core M processor — more details will be revealed on a later date.

Source Intel via Windows Central | Image Source @martyn_williams