Intel Launches 8 New Desktop and Mobility Processors With an Unusual Naming Scheme
Intel has just updated their product portfolio with eight new Broadwell- and Skylake-based microprocessors. The latest range of offerings consists of two new desktop processors and a total of six mobility processors.
The new line of CPUs does come with an unusual naming scheme, indicating that they may have a different set of features than the mainstream line of desktop and mobile processors. Two of these processors are based on the Broadwell architecture, while the rest use Intel’s existing Skylake architecture.
Intel Core i3-6098P and Core i5-6402P Skylake Desktop Processors:
The only desktop processors in the line include the Core i3-6098P and Core i5-6402P. Though the suffix “P” signifies the lack of integrated graphics processor in older generations of Core i3/i5 products, the i5-6402P does features a iGPU. It’s a quad core processor (No Hyper-threading Support), and runs at a base clock of 2.8 GHz with frequency boost of 3.4 GHz.
The Core i5-6402P features 6 MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 65W. On the graphics side, the processor integrates an HD Graphics 510 chip that is clocked at 950 MHz.
The other Skylake desktop processor, the Core i3-6098P, has two hyper-threaded CPU cores, operating at a base clock of 3.6 GHz but doesn’t have any boost clock. The chip comes with 3 MB of L3 cache and has a TDP of 54W. It packs an HD Graphics 510 chip that is clocked at a higher frequency of 1050 MHz.
Further, both processors support DDR4/DDR3L memory (2133/1600 MHz), and are compatible with existing LGA 1151 motherboards. As for the pricing, the Core i3-6098P retails at a price of $107 US while the Core i5 processor is listed $182 US.
Intel Skylake and Broadwell, Mobility Processors:
Coming to the 6 mobility chips from Intel, the Broadwell processors include the Core i7-5500DU and Core i5-5200DU, while the Skylake ones include the Core i7-6498DU, Core i5-6198DU, Celeron 3955U, Celeron 3855U.
Both Skylake/Broadwell Core i7 and Core i5 chips come with a dual core, hyper-threaded design, with i7-duo featuring 4 MB of L3 cache and Core i5 chips 3 MB of L3 cache. Talking of the mystery DU branding, the “U” suffix stands for ultra low voltage, with specifications very similar, compared to the U-Series processors.
The fastest of all is the Core i7-6498DU which is clocked at 2.50 GHz, followed by the Core i7-5500DU with 2.40 GHz clock speed. Both Core i7 chips retail at a price of $393 US.
Next in line is the Core i5-6198DU that is clocked at a lower 2.30 GHz core clock, while the Core i5-5200DU features a lower 2.20 GHz clock speed. Prices are suggested at $281 US for both the Core i5 chips.
The Celeron 3955U and Celeron 3855U are both dual core (No Hyper-threading support), have 2 MB of L3 cache, and come with the HD 510 iGPU. The Celeron 3955U features 2.0 GHz clock speed while the 3855U is clocked at 1.60 GHz core clock. The CPUs retail at $107.
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