Intel introduced the 6th generation of Intel Core processors, code named “Skylake”. The CPUs are architected with Intel’s 14nm manufacturing process. The 6th gen Intel Core processors provide for Thunderbolt 3 via USB Type-C connectors, Intel RealSense Camera sensing, and Intel WiDi. The processors will continue the Core i3, i5, and i7 tiers in addition to the Core m3, m5, and m7 tiers for mobile processors.
- 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors set a new standard with new, sleek designs that are thinner than ever, are capable of starting in about half a second1, and offer up to two and a half times the performance and triple the battery life2 when compared to the computers many people currently own.
- 6th Gen Intel Core processors have been optimized to best run Windows* 10, enabling new experiences, removing computing pain points and providing more secure computing.
- 6th Gen Intel Core processor family is the most scalable ever for consumers and businesses, enabling the broadest range of designs from the smallest Intel® Compute Stick and All-in-One desktops, to 2 in 1s, notebooks and the first-ever Intel® Xeon® processor for mobile workstations.
The die shot of the 6th Generation Intel Core processor is seen below. More information is available from:
- Intel’s Newsroom
- Intel Press Release
- Technology@Intel blog: Our Best Processor Ever
- Fact Sheet: 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family
The announcement of a new CPU becoming available led to many PC manufacturers announcing new products or product refreshes to incorporate the Skylake processors, including:
Coming next, Intel Iris graphics, Intel vPro, and Internet of Things products:
In the coming months, Intel plans to deliver more than 48 processors in the 6th Gen Intel Core processor family, featuring Intel® Iris™ and Iris Pro graphics, as well as Intel Xeon E3-1500M processor family for mobile workstations and 6th Gen Intel® vPro™ processors for business and enterprises. A variety of devices across a wide range of form factors will be available now and over the coming months from manufacturers around the world. In addition, Intel is offering more than 25 products for the Internet of Things (IoT) with up to 7-year long-life supply and error correcting code (ECC) at multiple TDP levels.