Intel has just launched their enthusiast desktop Skylake processor, but they are not done with Skylake. The upcoming Skylake-U low-power processors are made for ultra-portable notebooks, tablets, convertibles, and fan-less desktops. These dual-core chips will extend through five brand extensions – Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron. Being low power chips they will offer TDP’s as low as 7.5W and no more than 15W. Intel has kept the lineup pretty slim with no more than two chips per extension. All of the Core models will feature Intel HD 5200 graphics clock at around 350 MHz, with 1000 to 1050 MHz boost. The Pentium and Celeron models will have the HD 510 graphics clock at 300 / 900 MHz.
The Skylake-U series is led by the Core i7-6600U and i7-6500U. Both chips feature HyperThreading enabling 4 logical CPUs, 4 MB of L3 cache, and 1050 MHz iGPU boost frequency. The Core i5 processors in the series all have sub 3.0 GHz clock speeds, 3 MB of L3 cache, and a maximum iGPU boost frequency of 1000 MHz. The Core i3 parts are pretty much the same as the Core i5 parts, except they lack the CPU Turbo Boost. Check out the table above to see all of the processors and their details.
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