Intel's battery-boosting Skylake chips to land in August

August 15 is the date

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Intel's sixth-generation Skylake processors won't be ready in time for Computex 2015 in June and will debut at some point in August with a showcase at the Intel Developer Forum being tipped as the date for the diary.

A recently leaked product roadmap shows that the Skylake-U mobile chip and Skylake-S desktop version are both looking at a Q3 2015 unveiling with Broadwell chips picking up the slack in the meantime.

VR-Zone also confirmed some of the TDP ratings of the range of desktop Skylake-S chips that is topped by the quad-core K CPU, which has a 95W maximum and is joined by the more energy efficient 65W and 35W variants.

Better battery life

Reports midway through last year already mentioned the top-end 95W TDP rating when a leak stated there will be four versions of Skylake with some possessing eDRAM (up to 128MB), support for DDR4 and TDP from 4W up to 95W.

Skylake chips are expected to bring increases in battery life and power efficiency for laptops as well as cord cutting features such as support for wireless charging and the ability to send data and display signals over WiGig.

Via: Digital Trends

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