Skylake, the newest Intel processor generation was announced on Tuesday at the IFA tech show taking place in Berlin.
This is big news for the company and consumers alike. Skylake processors promise to effectively take on any range of challenge, their design and capabilities having been created with the needs of overclocking gaming habits in mind, as well as super fast computing.
The sixth generation of Intel Core processors holds great promise if we’re looking to improve the battery life of our devices, their performance and of course, the power graphics.
Typically, a new generation of processors is bound to the need for new devices, rather than just in-house upgrading. That might prove a rough take for Intel in a market that’s increasingly cutting down requirements.
For instance, Microsoft is offering Windows 10 to registered users for free. With the upgrade comes the promise that the newest operating system will not clock processor more than previous Windows versions, such as Windows 7 or 8. Power-requirements have been tweaked to go down substantially.
Nonetheless, according to analysts, that is precisely the challenge that Skylake can effectively take on. Sure, devices become increasingly smaller, or thinner or lighter, not requiring as much power, which increases battery life substantially and allows for a wider range of applications and functionalities.
Gregory Bryant, the executive of Intel declared for the BBC:
“Versus the fifth generation core, you’re talking about a 60 percent active-power reduction and at the same time, a 60 percent performance increase.On top of that, we have been on a multi-year march to dramatically improve the graphics performance, and we’re saying there’s up to an increase of 40 percent generation-on-generation”.
Skylake processors are making use of Speed Shift, a technology that allows them to compute faster and thus reduce the timeframe during which they perform intensive power-requiring actions.
A few examples of what Skylake processors can do. For once, they can handle H.265 video codec. That means they are able to allow users to stream 4K videos at super graphic quality. In a time when we are engaging in a range of activities that are relatively simple in terms of resource requirements but expect a lot from graphics, Skylake processors come to hit the spot.
Sixth-generation Intel Skylake processors are best fit for overclocking, even of mobile devices. For gamers who are known to give that extra push to their processors, that’s great news.
In the upcoming months, Intel announced that it will release 48 versions of Skylake processors. Let’s hope that they hit the market in time for Christmas shopping.
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