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  • Intel's Skylake Processors Set To Be Announced in a "Couple of Weeks"


    This past week, a senior principal engineer recently revealed at an Intel Developer Forum presentation that the company’s next-gen Skylake processors should be announced in a “couple of weeks.” The company in the meantime ended up sharing a variety of details about the platform according to PC World. Skylake processors are going to end up using a technology called Speed Shift to dynamically change power state and reduce consumption.

    As of right now, the performance boosts appear to be well-known but one improvement will come in the form of “eDRAM+,” which is a fully coherent form of cache memory that can work for the CPU and not just integrated graphics. It should be noted that eDRAM+ will also be used in more chips than eDRAM and in 64- and 128-megabyte sizes.

    There is also a new extension technology dubbed Software Guardian eXtensions (SGX), that should limit the potential damage of privileged malware attacks. When it comes to graphics, Intel claimed that Skylake’s graphics technology will be powerful enough to drive three 4K monitors at 60 hertz compared to a single 4K monitor with Broadwell chips.

    When it comes to Apple, Intel’s Skylake processors are set to drive the next-generation of Apple Macs ranging from the MacBook Air all the way to the iMac. That being said, updates are likely to wait until next year however, since Skylake is set to make its debut later this year and most of Apple’s Macs have already been refreshed for this year.

    Source: PC World
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Intel's Skylake Processors Set To Be Announced in a "Couple of Weeks" started by Akshay Masand View original post