Power optimization engineers went to EPYC
It is no big secret that Vega 64 and 56 had quite high thermals and didn’t actually meet some of its performance targets. Some key power optimization engineers were pulled from the Vega team to the more important goal. The Naples server chip had a higher priority.
Faster clocks than Skylake with same TDP
Skylake desktop CPU's are doing well but it looks like Kaby Lake will arrive in late 2016 and clean its clock.
Compute sticks and NUCs
Intel VP Kirk Skaugen says phablets are the fastest growing segment in mobile computing and Intel Core M might end up in one or two.
Now starts with 28W Broadwell-U
It looks like Intel has managed to squeeze Iris graphics inside 15W Skylake processors.
If you can’t beat them, join them
32nm Sandy Bridge 17W TDP
35W to 45W
Sandy Bridge at 2.5GHz
1.8 billion transistors
Comes in Q4 2010 with USB 2.0 only