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More Skylake details found

by on25 August 2015

Only a week to go

Intel is going to launch its Skylake Core i5 and i7 CPUs on September 1, with Core i3s and Pentiums probably available on the same day in Asia, but their specs are still largely guesswork.

CPU World has managed to dig up a few more details on the Core i3-6100 and Pentium G4400. These might give an inkling of what is coming in the Core i3 and Pentium lineup.

The Core i3-6100 has two Hyper-Threaded cores and 4 MB of level 3 cache. The microprocessor supports AES and AVX2 instructions, VT-x, VT-d virtualisation, vPro, and Trusted Execution technology.

The i3-6100 has GT2 graphics which is branded as HD 530 and the GPU will run at 350 MHz. This will be clocked up to 1000 MHz.

Apparently the G4400 will be positioned as a successor to the G3250 Haswell-Refresh processor. The "Skylake" version will have two CPU cores, 3 MB L3 cache, DDR3/DDR4 memory controller and GT1 GPU. Each core will be clocked at 3.3 GH.

It will not support AES and AVX/AVX2 instruction set extensions, and it is not going to support Hyper-Threading. The HD 510 GPU operates at 350 MHz, and have a maximum frequency of 1050 MHz.

The Pentium G4400 and Core i3-6100 CPUs use DDR3-1600 and DDR4-2133 memory, and a PCI-Express interface, supporting 3.0 specifications. The chips will have 65 Watt TDP.

That will probably be it all until next week.

Last modified on 25 August 2015
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