Intel Skylake SoCs to use up to 60 percent less power

Posted on Friday, Feb 13 2015 @ 15:51 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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FUD Zilla has one more news bulletin about Intel today. The site received word that the chip giant managed to significantly increase the power efficiency of its 14nm Skylake processors, the mobile SoC platform reportedly uses up to 60 percent less power and can play 1080p HD video 35 perecnt longer than the Broadwell-based Core M 5Y10.
According to Intel, the Skylake mobile platform has 60 percent lower SoC power and can sustain up to 35 percent longer 1080p HD playback than the Core M 5Y10. If this is true, this is a great achievement. Intel used the same battery capacity and the system configuration on the Skylake-Y and 5th Generation Core Y processor test beds. You can expect the same 60 percent lower SoC power and up to 35 percent longer HD playback from the Skylake-U versions 5th generation Broadwell-U processor.

This is means huge savings considering that Skylake is based on the same 14nm manufacturing node. Intel realises that battery life is one of the key factor for notebook users and since the line between notebooks and tablets is blurring, having a longer battery life in watching video really counts.
The first Skylake chips may hit the market in Q4 2015, with more to follow in Q1 2016.

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