Intel Corporation introduced the 6th GenerationIntel Core processor family, the company’s best processors ever. The launchmarks a turning point in people’s relationship with computers. The 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver enhanced performance and new immersive experiences at the lowest power levels ever and also support the broadcast range of device designs – from the ultra-mobile compute stick, to2in1s and huge high-definition All-in-One desktops, to new mobile workstations.
There are over 500 million computers in use today that are four to five years old or older.They are slow to wake, their batteries don’t last long, and they can’t take advantage of all the new experiences available today.Builton the new Skylake microarchitectureon Intel’s leading 14nm manufacturing process technology, 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver up to two and a half timesbetterperformance, triple the battery life, and graphics that are 30times better for seamless and smooth gaming and video experiences versus the average 5-year-old computer. They can also be half as thin and half the weight, have faster wake up time, and battery life that lasts virtually all day.
“6th Gen Intel Core processors deliversome of the most significant advancements in computing that we’ve ever seen,”said kirk Skaugen, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group. “New 6th Gen Intel Core-based systems are more responsive than ever with enhanced performance, battery life and security. And they can enable amazing new PC experiences like logging into your computer with your face and having a personal assistant respond to your voice. The combination of 6th Gen Intel Core processors, Windows 10 and beautiful new systems from PC manufacturers make this the best time ever to buy a new computer.”
The new 6th Gen Intel Core processor family also enables a broad range of designs to fit virtually every need. Intel Core Mprocessors , which can offer twice the performance of leading premium tablets, will now include brand levels Intel Core m3, m5 and m7 processors to provide people with more clarity and choice in finding the Intel Core M processor-based device that best meets their specific needs. The Intel Compute Stick lineup expandsto include a version powered by the 6th Gen Intel Core M processor.
This new generation of Intel processors also includes several firsts for mobile designs: a mobile “K” SKU that is unlocked to enable overclocking with even more user control, a new quad-core Intel Core i5 processor that offers up to 60 percent improved mobile multitasking, and the Intel Xeon E3 processor family now powering mobile workstations. The 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver significant improvements in graphics performance to offer stunning visuals for gaming as well as compelling 4K content creation and media playback. New Intel Speed Shift technology improves the responsiveness of mobile systems so people can,for example,apply a photo filter up to 45 percent faster.
In addition, the 6th Gen Intel Core and Intel Xeon platforms will offer a variety of new features and experiences.More devices will feature Thunderbolt-3 for USB Type-C, enabling one compact port that does it all.Auser-facing or world-facing Intel RealSense Camera will be available on a range ofnew 6th Gen Intel Core processor-based2 in 1s, notebooks and All-in-One desktop systems,offering new depth-sensing capabilities and immersive experiencesthat allow people to do things like take and share lifelike 3-D selfies, scanobjects and print in 3-D, and easily remove and change their background during a video chat.
The 6th Gen Intel Core platform will also advance Intel’s “no wires” initiative to deliver the best experience for wireless display available today with Intel® WiDi or Pro WiDi. This technology allows people to easily share from their computer to a TV, monitor or projector without the mess of wires and dongles.
The 6th Gen Intel Core processor family helps optimize Windows 10 features such as Cortana* and Windows Hello* for more seamless and natural interaction with technology. Devices with the Intel RealSense Camera paired with Windows Hello let people securely login using facial recognition.True Key technology by Intel Security is also available on many 6th Gen Intel Core processor-based systems to deliver a secure experience for logging into devices and websites without the need to remember each site’s password.