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Intel ships faster clocked Skylakes

by on27 January 2016

Higher performance laptops coming

Chipzilla has added new Core i7 Skylake (and mobile Xeon) models to its CPU price list, which should be coming to a PC near you soon.

So far laptops based around Intel's 6th generation Core architecture have mostly been aimed at entry-level and mainstream users but these should have enough power to be a little more interesting.

The top of the range is the Core i7-6970HQ. It is a quad-core chip with Hyper Threading which is clocked at 2.8GHz. It has 8MB of cache with a $623. We don’t expect to see this in any laptop we can afford.

The Core i7-6870HQ and Core i7-6770HQ are quad-cores with Hyper Threading with the higher of the two clocked at 2.7GHz with 8MB of cache and priced at $434, and the other clocked at 2.6GHz with 6MB of cache and priced at $378.

These are likely to be the best spec until the arrival of Intel's Extreme Edition Skylakes – whenever that is.

Intel also added a trio of Xeon CPUs, all of which are quad-core parts with Hyper Threading support and 8MB of cache. There is the E3-1535M v5 clocked at 2.8GHz and priced at $489, E3-1545M v5 clocked at 2.9GHz and priced at $679, and E3-1575M v5 clocked at 3GHz and priced at $1,207.

Intel improved its Celeron lineup on the desktop. There is the J3710 which is four cores, 4 threads, 2MB cache and up to 2.64GHz. IT will retail for $161. Then there is the G3920 with two cores, two threads, 2MB cache, 2.9GHZ which will cost $52. There is the G3900 with two cores, 2 threads, 2MB cache, 2.8GHZ which will cost $42. Finally there is the Intel J3160 with four cores, four threads, 2MB cache, up to 2.24GHz and priced at $107

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