Leaked Skylake Slides Suggest Focus on iGPU
Samuel Wan / 2 years ago
More Skylake details have leaked out ahead of its August launch and this time around, we’re being treated to what appears to be official Intel slides. Once again, it seems like Intel is emphasizing the iGPU side of things though we do see that Intel expects some decent IPC gains for the CPU.
According to Intel, Skylake will bring IPC improvements of 10% to single threaded operations and 20% to multithreaded tasks. The single-threaded performance increase does seem to fall in the range we’ve seen from some leaked benchmarks which have put IPC improvements at about 8-11%. 10% is probably closer to a best case scenario all things being equal. The 20% on the multithreaded side of things also matches up with what we known, with leaked benchmarks showing strong improvements in multi-threaded efficiency and Hyper-Threading.
Real benefits from 14nm also show for the mobile side of things, with the increased power efficiency allowing much better CPU and iGPU performance for the low power Y SKUs. Intel is claiming about 30% improvement in battery life, which given that the CPU and iGPU only contribute a portion, is pretty amazing. A lot of value added features like better touch, audio, video and camera features are also being included. Overall, it looks like Intel is selling Skylake as an incremental improvement for desktops users but brings much more to mobile users.
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