Intel’s long-awaited Skylake processors will be ready for consumers to purchase this fall. The Sky Lake Intel’s next-gen processors should deliver more power than the Broadwell processor, but be significantly more battery and power efficient as well.
So what does this mean for you and the new computers coming out? A longer battery life exceeding eight hours and increased graphics performance. Here is a breakdown of that data for macs:
Y-Series (MacBook): Up to 17% faster CPU, up to 41% faster Intel HD graphics, up to 1.4 hours longer battery life
– U-Series (MacBook Air): Up to 10% faster CPU, up to 34% faster Intel HD graphics, up to 1.4 hours longer battery life
– H-Series (MacBook Pro): Up to 11% faster CPU, up to 16% faster Intel HD graphics, up to 80% lower silicon power
– S-Series (iMac): Up to 11% faster CPU, up to 28% faster Intel HD graphics, 22% lower TDP (thermal design power)
IBM Making 7nm Processor Chip Sets
If you are looking for just raw power, than you may want to look at the IBM Chips that will be released. They are investing over $3 Billion dollars to develop 7nm processor chips. They will be using a silicon-germanium combo to reach these new levels. This allowed the company to achieve faster transistor switching with lower power requirements.
Battery efficiency will be the next huge push for devices in the future as 24 hour iWatches will just not cut it. People will want and demand wearable devices to last a minimum of 7 days before charging if not longer. Companies like Intel and IBM know this so they are working to ensure the next stage of processor development will incorporate the best battery saving techniques they can in the next realm of pc processing