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New Intel Processor: 6th Gen Core Skylake Review | BVA IT Consulting Blog

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The 6th Generation Intel Core Processor Family has been unveiled by Intel.  It is built on their new Skylake microarchitecture on the company’s 14 nm manufacturing process technology.  Together with the use of the Intel 100 Series and Intel CM 236 chip sets, the new processors promise an enhancement in performance with graphics, power efficiency, and support for a range of device designs including the compute stick, two-in-ones and All-in-One desktops, and new mobile workstations.  The company boasts that these are Intel’s best processors ever, with powerful possibilities and built-in security.  The Intel Core M processor family will include the Intel Core levels m3, m5, and m7 processors.

This generation of processors also contains a mobile “K” SKU, allowing overclocking when unlocked.  Allowing more user control, the advanced quad-core Intel Core i5 processor delivers up to 60 percent improved multitasking and the Intel Xeon E3 now powers mobile workstations.

Visually, the processors integrate the new Intel 500 Series graphics, which incorporate Intel HD graphics, Intel Iris graphics, and Intel Iris Pro graphics.  Additional fundamental features include adaptive performance, modern standby, and key feature integration such as an image signal processor and eMMC memory card interface.  Furthermore, support for DirectX 12 is available, as well as Intel Speed Shift Technology, and Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C.

The new 6th Gen Intel Core-based processors promise to deliver the most significant advancements in computing ever seen. Now, more than ever, these systems are more responsive with enhanced performance, battery life, and security. These new advances by Intel allow for contemporary and advanced new PC experiences such as logging into your computer with your face and even having a digital personal assistant responding to your voice.