Details leak of two Skylake-based Core i3 and Pentium CPUs

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 26 2015 @ 15:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Next week on September 1st, Intel is going to launch more Skylake processors. Not a lot of information is known, it's believed to include Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, and there will also be some new Core i3 and Pentium class CPUs. The latter models will be available on the same day in Asia and towards the end of September in other regions.

CPU World has the scoop about two CPUs: the Skylake-based Core i3-6100 and Pentium G4400. Both models are dual-core chips with a TDP of 65W and support for DDR3-1600 and DDR4-2133 memory.
Core i3-6100 will have 2 Hyper-Threaded cores and 4 MB of level 3 cache. The microprocessor will support AES and AVX2 instructions, and have the following technologies enabled: VT-x and VT-d virtualization, vPro, and Trusted Execution technology. The i3-6100 will integrate GT2 graphics, branded as HD 530. The GPU will run at 350 MHz, and will be clocked up to 1000 MHz.

Based on a list of planned Pentium models, the G4400 will be positioned as a successor to the G3250 Haswell-Refresh processor. The "Skylake" chip will have 2 CPU cores, 3 MB L3 cache, DDR3/DDR4 memory controller and GT1 GPU. The cores will be clocked at 3.3 GHz, and, combined with microarchitecture improvements, this should result in a few percent better CPU performance compared to the G3250. Like "Haswell Refresh" Pentium, the G4400 will not support AES and AVX/AVX2 instruction set extensions, and it is not going to support Hyper-Threading technology. The HD 510 GPU will operate at 350 MHz, and have the maximum frequency of 1050 MHz.
More info will likely follow next week.

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