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Intel Launches New Processor

Contributed by on September 5, 2015 at 9:24 pm

The new processors will support a broad spectrum of devices, from compute sticks to all-in-one desktops, Intel claims.



Described by the company as its “best processor ever”, and marking “a turning point in people’s relationship with computers” the company’s sixth generation Core chip, built on Intel’s 14nm (nanometre) technology, aims to be the hardware that pushes consumers away from tablets and towards super-slim and light future PC devices. “They enable state-of-the-art experiences like voice control and removing the hassle of managing passwords, as well as enhanced security”.

Intel kicked off proceedings at IFA 2015 with an introduction to its 6th generation Intel Core processors. All the processors also comprise the same Intel HD graphics 515, but the only differentiation is that the maximum graphics frequency has been capped at 850MHz for the Core m3 6Y30, to 900MHz for the Core m5 6Y54 and Core m5 6Y57 to finally 1000MHz for Core m7 6Y75.

Mr Bryant said the 6th generation Skylake processors had been developed in parallel with Windows 10 and optimised for it.

They are the product of four years of development at Intel and will begin appearing in new desktop, laptop, and tablet PCs before the end of the year. Thus, the Intel Core processors are said to provide higher performance from what is now available in the market. Kirk Skaugen, a senior vice president at Intel, called the chip its “best processor ever”.

The sixth-generation Intel Core processors may just give way to a world of entirely wireless technology.

It also means manufacturers can create devices that can be half as thin and half the weight and last virtually all day. According to Intel, the architecture brings an improvement in energy efficiency of up to 60% for some versions, whilst enabling higher performance.

Devices running on these processors will be introduced in the U.S. by October and released in Asia this month.

Intel also continues to press its RealSense cameras, a 3D visual system that has started to appear on some laptops and tablets including the Dell Venue 8 7000.

It gets better with Windows Hello and Intel’s RealSense Camera, which allows a faster and more secure user authentication and login process. In addition, the new processor is much smaller even though its graphics capabilities exceed all present standards. He added that although the chip is designed for wide range of devices, he sees the greatest success in fanless notebooks.

Jim Castel CNN