Intel's Skylake processor boasts big performance boost
MANILA, Philippines – Intel's next-generation Skylake processors are expected to be more powerful than the generation before it.
Leaked informationm, however, appears to confirm more than a miniscule performance upgrade. Intel's Skylake will apparently be significantly more powerful and energy-efficient to boot.
Last July 23, Fanless Tech leaked a number of slides from an Intel slide deck. These appear to explain what sort of performance one might get from using the new processors.
The major takeaways from Fanless Tech are faster graphics (up to 41% faster graphics), better CPU performance at lower power consumption, and up to 30% longer battery life, depending on the device.
MacRumors rounds up the leaked information in terms of what advancements a Mac user might have for particular processors:
- 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 (thermal design power)
Whether these hold true will be subject to debate, at least until Intel formally announces information regarding Skylake processor technology. – Rappler.com