Officially: Intel's Skylake promises a great improvement in graphics processing, modest improvement in general processing • HWzone

Officially: Intel's Skylake promises great improvement in graphic processing, modest improvement in general processing

Formal chip-based slides speak of an improvement of 11 in the overall processing capacity of its new processor generation, plus the cost-effectiveness and improvement of 40 to 50 percent of built-in graphics core capabilities

The launch of the Skylake generation is around the corner, and according to all the reports and data we receive, it will not bring in truly breakthrough lines for the most performance enthusiasts. Now, a number of seemingly official slides of And offer a detailed overview of the performance improvement that awaits us in every sector and level.

For the general processing cores, Intel declares an improvement between 10 and 20 in single core performance and multi-core performance based on one of the two tests that make up the SPECint performance test. This figure sounds pretty good at all, but considering that Intel has been talking about a similar improvement in the generations of CPUs, It seems that we are looking at an improvement of less than 10 in general average performance, at least for the fixed and mobile models of the H and U series for which it is the sixth inertia since the revolution began..


Within the built-in graphical cores, the situation is much more optimistic. Intel continues to invest large resources and "floor space" in all of their chips to provide proper graphical processing performance that suppresses the discreet cards of and- Backward (toward the middle and high market), and in the second generation They expect an increase of 16 to 50 in performance, depending on the specific series under which the comparison is made.

The graphical performance of the built - in cores They are quite impressive today, but until the company does not start offering higher quality drivers with a wide and uniform support, it seems that everyone who is a high priority for gaming will still need a dedicated video card - so let's hope the chipset works to improve in this area as well.

As we already hypothesized, the Skylake generation will also focus, first and foremost, on improving efficiency and capabilities with minimal power consumption - making it the biggest leap forward in the Y series (the second generation of M) with up to 17 improvement in overall processing performance and up to 41 per cent of core graphics core performance. All this plus a predicted improvement of up to 30 (!) In battery life for corresponding specifications from the Current.


The modeled slides also confirm the interest of incorporating a lot of advanced capabilities and features right into the new generation chipset (rather than externally on the printed circuit board, as it has so far) - 2D camera hardware with resolution support (Plus 3D cameras with RealSense technology), A4WP wireless charging support, encoding and decoding of the latest HEVC standard, touch screen interface and sensors, upgraded digital voice signal processor for voice and speech, and eMMC 5.0, SDXC and USB interfaces Will be an integral part of the mobile Skylake processors, in a way that is expected to bring about savings in my life And cost savings for computer manufacturers and vendors.

The portable Skylake processors from the ultra low power series will be similar to chips And tablets (in the ARM architecture) than ever before

Now it seems that all the cards are already on the table - and we only have to wait patiently to find out if the rushing potential will be the big and surprising ace of the processors Stationary, or not really.

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