In­tel’s first Sky­lake chips com­ing in Au­gust

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In­tel an­nounces that its first chips based on the new ar­chi­tec­ture will ar­rive in the first week of Au­gust

Fancy a Mac or Win­dows 10 PC with In­tel’s new pro­ces­sors co­de­named Sky­lake? That will soon be pos­si­ble: In­tel is set to launch its first chips based on the new ar­chi­tec­ture in the first week of Au­gust.

The first Sky­lake chips will be high-end gam­ing pro­ces­sors that can be over­clocked, and will be launched dur­ing the Gamescom con­fer­ence in Cologne, Ger­many, which runs from 5 to 9 Au­gust, ac­cord­ing to a source fa­mil­iar with the com­pany’s plan.

In­tel will also shed more tech­ni­cal de­tails about Sky­lake at its In­tel Devel­oper Fo­rum (IDF), due to be held be­tween 18 and 20 Au­gust in San Fran­cisco. The chip­maker will talk about how Sky­lake will im­prove the ex­pe­ri­ence of us­ing Mi­crosoft’s Win­dows 10.

The first Sky­lake chips will be branded ‘Sixth Gen­er­a­tion Core’ pro­ces­sors and of­fer “great per­for­mance and re­duced power con­sump­tion,” In­tel said on an IDF tech­ni­cal ses­sion page. The com­pany’s goal with Sky­lake is to make PC us­age more con­ve­nient. With that in mind, In­tel has talked about ‘wire-free’ tech­nolo­gies in Sky­lake, so PCs could charge and trans­fer data to pe­riph­er­als wire­lessly.

Dell, HP and Asus will ship Win­dows 10 PCs based on Sky­lake in the sec­ond half of this year. It’s not clear when the new chip will reach Ap­ple Macs.

Some Sky­lake fea­tures are al­ready known. Asus re­cently showed off all-in-ones and mini-desk­tops based on Sky­lake, with sup­port for the new DDR4 mem­ory and USB 3.1 data trans­fer pro­to­col. PCs based on Sky­lake will also have ports based on Thun­der­bolt 3, a new tech­nol­ogy that runs on USB Type-C ca­bles and can trans­fer data at 40Gb/s.

One in­ter­est­ing tech­ni­cal ses­sion at IDF will de­tail over­clock­ing the Sky­lake gam­ing desk­top chips. In other ses­sions, In­tel will demon­strate Sky­lake PCs run­ning Cor­tana and Win­dows Hello, a new Win­dows 10 bio­met­ric fea­ture in which faces, fin­ger­prints or eyes can re­place pass­words.

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