9th Gen Intel Core: The Most Powerful Laptop Platform

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What’s New: Today, Intel launched the most powerful generation of Intel® Core™ mobile processors ever: the new 9th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile H-series processors, designed for gamers and creators who want to push their experience to the next level.

“Our new 9th Gen platform is designed to delight gamers, creators and performance users by giving them more of what they want. We are bringing desktop-caliber performance with up to 5 Ghz and 8 cores in a range of thinner systems and new level of connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) so users can game or create where they want.”
–Fredrik Hamberger, general manager of the Premium and Gaming Laptop Segments at Intel

Why It’s Important: There are 580 million enthusiast PC gamers and 130 million PC-based content creators today1 who care about raw performance as much as they do responsiveness of their PC. They require PCs that can handle everything from demanding AAA games to taxing creative workloads like editing, rendering and transcoding massive 4K video – all while on the go. The 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors deliver desktop-caliber performance in a mobile form factor and feature amazing performance; the fastest, most reliable wireless with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Gig+); the most versatile wired connectivity with Thunderbolt™ 3; and support for Intel® Optane™ memory technology.

How It Performs: At the top of the stack is the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, the first Intel® Core™ i9 mobile processor with up to 5 GHz2 with Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost, 8 cores and 16 threads, and supporting 16MB of Intel® Smart Cache. The 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors are designed for the most demanding workloads to deliver:

  • A full range of processors including Intel Core i5, i7 and the unlocked3 Intel Core i9-9980HK for even more performance.
  • Up to 33% overall performance leap compared with a 3-year old PC.4
  • Up to 28% increased responsiveness.5
  • Continuous performance optimization with Intel® Dynamic Tuning for all types of laptops.

How It Games: 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors deliver desktop-caliber AAA gaming you can take anywhere, even while recording and streaming. With optimized performance on battery and Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 supporting multi-Gigabit Wi-Fi speed – based on the latest Wi-Fi standard offering low latency and ultra-fast connection speeds – laptop gaming gets a whole lot better. Gamers will be able to:

  • Play immersive AAA gameplay with up to 56% FPS improvement on games like “Total War: Warhammer II”.6
  • Experience up to 38% faster turn time on games like “Civilization 6”.7
  • Game, record and stream without compromise and broadcast HD live streams up to 2.1 times faster, gen-over-gen.8
  • Break the gigabit barrier with the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard running on the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Gig+) solution offering almost three times faster throughput and up to 75% latency reduction9 – pair it with Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) routers based on Intel technology to unleash a great gaming experience.

How It Improves Creation: 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors power faster video10 editing to tackle heavyweight creative tasks on the go. New Intel Optane memory H10 with solid-state storage provides the responsiveness of Intel Optane memory with the capacity of a QLC NAND SSD, speeds application and content loading,11 and Thunderbolt 3 enhances home and office creation via fast single-wire access to multiple 4K monitors, additional external storage and system charging. 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors will deliver:

  • Up to 54% faster 4K video editing versus a 3-year-old PC.12
  • With up to 1TB of total storage, Intel Optane memory H10 with solid-state storage will have the capacity users need for their apps and files.
  • Up to 63% faster content creation versus a 3-year-old PC via Intel Optane memory H10 with solid-state storage versus a standalone TLC NAND SSD.13
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) lets you share your 10GB multimedia files in less than one minute (almost three times faster than standard 2×2 AC Wi-Fi).14 When connected to a new Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) router powered by Intel technology it is now possible to create, edit and share faster than ever before.

Where to Get It: Starting April 23, 2019, laptops powered by the 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors will launch from OEMs including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and MSI, as they introduce the most compelling laptops for gaming and content creation.

New Desktop Processors: New additions to the 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processor family were also introduced today. The 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processor lineup now includes more than 25 total products with options ranging from Intel Core i3 up to Intel Core i9 with amazing performance and flexibility to meet a range of consumer needs from everyday productivity to gaming to content creation. The family also brings Pentium Gold and Celeron products to market for entry-level computing, giving consumers even more options to find the right desktop to fit their specific need and budgets. New capabilities include:

  • Up to 47% more FPS while gaming.15
  • Up to 2.1 times faster video editing compared with a 5-year old PC for 4K and 360 video editing experiences.16
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) with gigabit Wi-Fi speeds delivering almost three times faster than standard 2×2 AC, and 40% faster than Intel® Wireless-AC (Gigabit).17
  • Up to 8 cores and 16 threads, up to 5 GHz maximum turbo frequency, up to 16 MB Intel Smart Cache and up to 40 platform PCIe lanes.

More Context:

9th Gen Intel Core Mobile Processors: Product Brief | Press Kit | SKU Table

9th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processors:  Product Brief | Press Kit | SKU Table

The Small Print:

Testing concluded April 16, 2019, and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product can be absolutely secure.

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit http://www.intel.com/benchmarks

Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at intel.com.

Intel is a sponsor and member of the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, and was the major developer of the XPRT family of benchmarks. Principled Technologies is the publisher of the XPRT family of benchmarks. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases.

Warning: Altering PC clock or memory frequency and/or voltage may (i) reduce system stability and use life of the system, memory and processor; (ii) cause the processor and other system components to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additional heat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel assumes no responsibility that the memory, included if used with altered clock frequencies and/or voltages, will be fit for any particular purpose. Check with memory manufacturer for warranty and additional details.

1 NewZoo 2018 Global Games Market Report

2 Includes the effect of Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB), a feature that opportunistically and automatically increases clock frequency above single-core and multi-core Intel® Turbo Boost Technology frequencies based on how much the processor is operating below its maximum temperature and whether turbo power budget is available. The frequency gain and duration is dependent on the workload, capabilities of the processor and the processor cooling solution.

3 Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance.  Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications.  Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

4 As measured by SYSmark* 2018 comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H Processor vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor.

5 As measured by SYSmark* 2018 Responsiveness Subscore 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H Processor with 1TB Intel® Optane™ memory H10 with Solid State Storage drive vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor with Intel® SSD 760P TLC SSD drive.

6 As measured by Total War: WARHAMMER II (Skaven Lab Mode) FPS Workload comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ.

7 As measured by Civilization 6 Turn Time Workload comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H Processor vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor.

8 As measured by Mega-tasking Gaming Scenario on Black Ops 4 comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK vs. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK.

9 75% Latency reduction: Is based on Intel simulation data (79%) of 802.11ax with and without OFDMA using 9 clients. Average latency without OFDM is 36ms, with OFDMA average latency is reduced to 7.6ms. Latency improvement requires that the 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) router and all clients support OFDMA.

10 As measured by Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Workload comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor.

11 As measured by Media Project Load Workload comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H Processor with 1TB Intel® Optane™ memory H10 with Solid State Storage drive vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor with Intel® SSD 760P TLC SSD drive.

12 As measured by Content Load workload on Intel® Core™ i7-9750H vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ.

13 As measured by 4k video editing workload on Intel® Core™ i7-9750H vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ.

14 Nearly 3X Faster: 802.11ax 2×2 160 MHz enables 2402 Mbps maximum theoretical data rates, ~3X (2.8X) faster than standard 802.11ac 2×2 80 MHz (867 Mbps) as documented in IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ax wireless network routers.

15 As measured by Hitman 2 FPS Workload comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9500 Processor vs. 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4590S Processor.

16 As measured by Adobe* Lightroom Classic CC Photo Editing Workload comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9500 Processor vs. 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4590S Processor.

17 Nearly 3X Faster: 802.11ax 2×2 160 MHz enables 2402 Mbps maximum theoretical data rates, ~3X (2.8X) faster than standard 802.11ac 2×2 80 MHz (867 Mbps) as documented in IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ax wireless network routers.

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Holiday 2018 Look Book: Give Intel. Get Amazing.

intel holiday 2018 look bookThe hottest gifts this season are the newest experiences enabled by technology, and Intel is driving innovation to help power their greatest contribution. From laptops and 2 in 1s powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile processors optimized for connectivity and long battery life to All-in-One powerhouses for unleashing creativity to gaming rigs that play, stream and record with ease on all-new 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processors, there’s no better gift than the perfect PC to help focus, create and connect.

Intel’s Holiday 2018 Look Book is the ultimate gift guide for Intel® processor-based 2 in 1s, sleek thin-and-light notebooks, high-performance desktops, and connected home devices from Acer*, ASUS*, Dell*, Google*, HP*, Lenovo*, Microsoft* and more.

Stay Safe Online: Once you get the perfect PC, it’s important to keep your PC updated to help keep it better protected. Intel is working with the National Cyber Security Alliance* to remind desktop and laptop computer owners of the importance of updating their systems when notified by system manufacturers and operating system vendors. Having the latest system updates, security software, web browser and operating system are some of the best ways to help keep devices secure, protect data and deliver an amazing computing experience. To learn more, visit the Stay Safe Online website.

View the 2018 Look Book

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Top Intel Desktop Innovations in the Past Year

minicomp4 2x1As technology continues to evolve and become more data-centric, the desktop PC remains a versatile go-to platform for gamers, content creators and prosumers. In fact, when people really need to get work done, over 80 percent turn to their PC1. At Intel, we’re excited by how far the PC has come and the opportunities that lie ahead. From the first Intel 8086 processor to the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8086K processor delivering up to 5 GHz, here are some innovative ways Intel delivered leading performance in desktop PCs this past year, as we look to deliver new Intel Core X-series and S-series processors and 28-core processor leadership offerings later this year.

 

desktop 1 Processing to the Extreme: Intel® Core™ X-series Processors

New Intel® Core™ X-series processors became available in September 2017. Intel’s most scalable, accessible and powerful desktop platform ever, it includes the new Intel Core i9 processor brand and the Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor – the first consumer desktop processor with 18 cores and 36 threads of power. The Intel Core i9 processor takes mega-tasking content creation to the extreme with the optimal blend of processor performance and threads for managing massive workloads and platform capabilities with up to 44 PCIe lanes for multiple graphics cards and peripherals.

desktop 2 Intel’s Best Desktop Gaming Processor Ever: 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor

Introduced in September 2017, 8th Gen Intel® CoreTM desktop processors offer up to six cores for more processing power, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 to increase the maximum turbo frequency up to 4.7 GHz and up to 12MB of cache memory. With an unlocked 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700K processor, enthusiasts can overclock2 the platform’s performance to its fullest potential for great gaming and VR experiences.

desktop 3 Blazing-Fast Gaming with Intel’s First Client Intel® Optane™ SSD

In October 2017, Intel announced the launch of the Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P Series, the first SSD for desktop PC and workstation users built on Intel Optane technology. The series is ideal for the most demanding storage workloads, including 3D rendering, complex simulations and fast game load times with incredibly low latency and endurance that gives users peace of mind.

desktop 4 Small and Mighty: Intel’s Trailblazing Hades Canyon NUC

At CES 2018 in January, Intel launched the Hades Canyon NUC, powered by an 8th Gen Intel® CoreTM i7 processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M graphics. This incredible 1.20-liter system is Intel’s smallest premium VR-capable system in the market and packs a powerful punch, allowing users to enjoy discrete-level graphics performance and amazing multimedia experiences for immersive gaming and home theaters.

desktop 5 Celebrating the Original: 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8086K Limited Edition Processor

In June this year, Intel announced the new 8th Gen Intel® CoreTM i7-8086K Limited Edition processor, celebrating 40 years since Intel introduced the x86 architecture to the industry with the Intel 8086 microprocessor. The commemorative processor is the first Intel processor with up to 5 GHz single-core turbo frequency and a 4 GHz base frequency out of the box, delivering incredible desktop gaming performance with the power for advanced content creation and productivity.

desktop 6 Intel’s Creator PCs Move the PC into the Next Era of Content Creation

At Computex 2018 in June, Gregory Bryant, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group, introduced the Creator PC category that Intel is enabling with its OEM partners. Creator PCs provide differentiated aesthetics and peripherals, upgradable form factors, and end-to-end technology optimized for the creator workflow, including Intel® Core™ i7 and Intel Core i9 processor performance, Thunderbolt™ 3 technology and Intel® OptaneTM SSDs.

1GIA Tech Attitudes Study 2018

2Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at intel.com.

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8th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processors Available Starting Today

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Anand Srivatsa, general manager of the Desktop Platform Group at Intel Corporation, displays an 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processor. The new Intel processor family for desktop use is available Oct. 5, 2017. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
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Announced on Sept. 24, 8th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors are available to purchase starting today. Offering a range of performance options for consumers, including unlocked “K” processors at each Intel Core brand, the 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors are built for those who require premium performance: gamers, content creators and overclockers.

The new desktop processor family includes the new 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, which is the best desktop gaming processor ever from Intel1, along with the first-ever 6-core Intel Core i5 desktop processor and 4-core Intel Core i3 desktop processor. These processors deliver frame rate improvements of up to 25 percent2 compared with 7th Gen Intel Core processors, enabling smooth gaming experiences. Content creators can expect 65 percent faster editing3 compared with a 3-year-old machine.

HWBOT, the authority on regulating international overclocking competitions and rankings, was fast at work to document overclocking4 records with two total world records and nine global first-places for the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700K processor.

The 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors are available through multiple retailers, along with new Intel Z370 chipset-based motherboards from all major motherboard manufacturers.

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information, go to www.intel.com/benchmarks.

1As measured by a sampling of AAA game titles using the games’ benchmark mode measuring frames per second (FPS) on Intel Core i7-8700K processor.

2As measured by Gears of War* 4 Workload – benchmark mode – comparing Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor (6C/12T) vs. Intel® Core™ i7-7700K processor (4C/8T)

3As measured by Photo Editing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom workload comparing Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor (6C/12T) vs. Intel® Core™ i7-4790K processor (4C/8T).

4Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

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8th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processors Available Starting Today

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Anand Srivatsa, general manager of the Desktop Platform Group at Intel Corporation, displays an 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processor. The new Intel processor family for desktop use is available Oct. 5, 2017. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
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Announced on Sept. 24, 8th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors are available to purchase starting today. Offering a range of performance options for consumers, including unlocked “K” processors at each Intel Core brand, the 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors are built for those who require premium performance: gamers, content creators and overclockers.

The new desktop processor family includes the new 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, which is the best desktop gaming processor ever from Intel1, along with the first-ever 6-core Intel Core i5 desktop processor and 4-core Intel Core i3 desktop processor. These processors deliver frame rate improvements of up to 25 percent2 compared with 7th Gen Intel Core processors, enabling smooth gaming experiences. Content creators can expect 65 percent faster editing3 compared with a 3-year-old machine.

HWBOT, the authority on regulating international overclocking competitions and rankings, was fast at work to document overclocking4 records with two total world records and nine global first-places for the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700K processor.

The 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors are available through multiple retailers, along with new Intel Z370 chipset-based motherboards from all major motherboard manufacturers.

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information, go to www.intel.com/benchmarks.

1As measured by a sampling of AAA game titles using the games’ benchmark mode measuring frames per second (FPS) on Intel Core i7-8700K processor.

2As measured by Gears of War* 4 Workload – benchmark mode – comparing Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor (6C/12T) vs. Intel® Core™ i7-7700K processor (4C/8T)

3As measured by Photo Editing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom workload comparing Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor (6C/12T) vs. Intel® Core™ i7-4790K processor (4C/8T).

4Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

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Experience Extreme Performance Today with Arrival of Intel Core X-series Extreme Edition 18-core Processor, Alongside 14- and 16-core

Intel is announcing the availability of its 14-, 16- and 18-core processors – Intel® Core™ i9-7940X, Intel® Core™ i9-7960X and Intel® Core™ i9-7980XE processors – which begin shipping to ecosystem customers today. This final piece of the puzzle rounds out the availability of the Intel® Core™ X-series processor family, providing content creators and enthusiasts with the much-anticipated Extreme Edition, the most extreme desktop processor ever introduced.

While the entire Intel Core X-series processor family delivers on the promise of rich, immersive experiences that require significant compute power, the Extreme Edition brings a new level of power to content creators, enabling extreme mega-tasking, a platform for editing and rendering high-resolution 4K and virtual reality (VR) video, and a full studio on your PC.

With Intel Core X-series Extreme Edition processors, content creators can expect up to 80 percent better performance for VR content creation1 and up to 60 percent faster 4K video editing2 over the previous generation’s Extreme Edition.

Retailers now can offer the entire Intel Core X-series processor family.

MORE:

Press Kit: Intel Core X-series processors

Fact Sheet: Intel Core X-series processor family

Product Overview: Intel Core X-series processor family

Intel.com: Intel Core X-series processors

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1As measured by Blender 2.78c BMW workload on Intel® Core™ i9-7980XE (18C/36T) vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6950X (10C/20T)

2As measured by Adobe Premiere Pro Workload on Intel® Core™ i9-7980XE (18C/36T) vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6950X (10C/20T)

Workload Description

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors.

Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit http://www.intel.com/benchmarks

Blender Workload: Blender 2.78b is a popular open-source 3D renderer. This benchmark workload consists of a render of a ~3MB character model of BMW cars.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC Workload: The project folder contains 7 4K H.264 MP4 video clips recorded approx. 80Mbps, totalling 1.90GB. The video stream is 3840×2160 (4K) in H.264 format with a framerate of 29.97 FPS. The audio stream is 1536 Kbps, 48.0 KHz, 16 bit Stereo in WAV format. The performance test measures the time to export the entire clip to a 4K H.264 MP4 format. The output is a high quality 4K video file.

Configurations

Core i9-7980XE (2.6GHz up to 4.4GHz, 18C/36T, 24.75MB, 165W TDP) measured on Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X299-DELUXE Bios 702, Memory: 4x8GB DDR4-2666, Storage: Intel SSD 600p 512GB, OS: Windows* 10 (RS2), Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1080Ti (Driver 384.94), Intel® Turbo Boost Max Driver Version 1.0.0.1031, System Power Management Policy: High Performance

Intel® Core™ i7-6950X Processor (3.0GHz up to 3.5GHz, 10C/20T, 25MB, 140W TDP) measured on – Motherboard: ASRock X99M Extreme4, Memory: 4x8GB DDR4-2400, Storage: Intel 750 PCIe SSD -400GB, OS: Windows* 10 (RS2) , Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1080Ti (Driver 22.21.13.8233), BIOS:BIOS P3.20 , Intel® Turbo Boost Max Driver Version 1.0.0.1029, System Power Management Policy: High Performance

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Experience Extreme Performance Today with Arrival of Intel Core X-series Extreme Edition 18-core Processor, Alongside 14- and 16-core

Intel is announcing the availability of its 14-, 16- and 18-core processors – Intel® Core™ i9-7940X, Intel® Core™ i9-7960X and Intel® Core™ i9-7980XE processors – which begin shipping to ecosystem customers today. This final piece of the puzzle rounds out the availability of the Intel® Core™ X-series processor family, providing content creators and enthusiasts with the much-anticipated Extreme Edition, the most extreme desktop processor ever introduced.

While the entire Intel Core X-series processor family delivers on the promise of rich, immersive experiences that require significant compute power, the Extreme Edition brings a new level of power to content creators, enabling extreme mega-tasking, a platform for editing and rendering high-resolution 4K and virtual reality (VR) video, and a full studio on your PC.

With Intel Core X-series Extreme Edition processors, content creators can expect up to 80 percent better performance for VR content creation1 and up to 60 percent faster 4K video editing2 over the previous generation’s Extreme Edition.

Retailers now can offer the entire Intel Core X-series processor family.

MORE:

Press Kit: Intel Core X-series processors

Fact Sheet: Intel Core X-series processor family

Product Overview: Intel Core X-series processor family

Intel.com: Intel Core X-series processors

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1As measured by Blender 2.78c BMW workload on Intel® Core™ i9-7980XE (18C/36T) vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6950X (10C/20T)

2As measured by Adobe Premiere Pro Workload on Intel® Core™ i9-7980XE (18C/36T) vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6950X (10C/20T)

Workload Description

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors.

Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit http://www.intel.com/benchmarks

Blender Workload: Blender 2.78b is a popular open-source 3D renderer. This benchmark workload consists of a render of a ~3MB character model of BMW cars.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC Workload: The project folder contains 7 4K H.264 MP4 video clips recorded approx. 80Mbps, totalling 1.90GB. The video stream is 3840×2160 (4K) in H.264 format with a framerate of 29.97 FPS. The audio stream is 1536 Kbps, 48.0 KHz, 16 bit Stereo in WAV format. The performance test measures the time to export the entire clip to a 4K H.264 MP4 format. The output is a high quality 4K video file.

Configurations

Core i9-7980XE (2.6GHz up to 4.4GHz, 18C/36T, 24.75MB, 165W TDP) measured on Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X299-DELUXE Bios 702, Memory: 4x8GB DDR4-2666, Storage: Intel SSD 600p 512GB, OS: Windows* 10 (RS2), Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1080Ti (Driver 384.94), Intel® Turbo Boost Max Driver Version 1.0.0.1031, System Power Management Policy: High Performance

Intel® Core™ i7-6950X Processor (3.0GHz up to 3.5GHz, 10C/20T, 25MB, 140W TDP) measured on – Motherboard: ASRock X99M Extreme4, Memory: 4x8GB DDR4-2400, Storage: Intel 750 PCIe SSD -400GB, OS: Windows* 10 (RS2) , Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1080Ti (Driver 22.21.13.8233), BIOS:BIOS P3.20 , Intel® Turbo Boost Max Driver Version 1.0.0.1029, System Power Management Policy: High Performance

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Introducing 6th Generation Intel® Core™, Intel’s Best Processor Ever

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors set a new standard with new, sleek designs that are thinner than ever, are capable of starting in about half a second1, and offer up to two and a half times the performance and triple the battery life2 when compared to the computers many people currently own.
  • 6th Gen Intel Core processors have been optimized to best run Windows* 10, enabling new experiences, removing computing pain points and providing more secure computing.
  • 6th Gen Intel Core processor family is the most scalable ever for consumers and businesses, enabling the broadest range of designs from the smallest Intel® Compute Stick and All-in-One desktops, to 2 in 1s, notebooks and the first-ever Intel® Xeon® processor for mobile workstations.


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6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor die shot

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 – Today Intel Corporation introduced the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family, the company's best processors ever. The launch marks a turning point in people's relationship with computers. The 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver enhanced performance and new immersive experiences at the lowest power levels ever and also support the broadest range of device designs – from the ultra-mobile compute stick, to 2 in 1s and huge high-definition All-in-One desktops, to new mobile workstations.


There are over 500 million computers in use today that are four to five years old or older. They are slow to wake, their batteries don't last long, and they can't take advantage of all the new experiences available today. Built on the new Skylake microarchitecture on Intel's leading 14nm manufacturing process technology, 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver up to two and a half times better performance3, triple the battery life4, and graphics that are 30 times better5 for seamless and smooth gaming and video experiences versus the average 5-year-old computer. They can also be half as thin and half the weight, have faster wake up time, and battery life that lasts virtually all day6.


"6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver some of the most significant advancements in computing that we've ever seen," said Kirk Skaugen, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group. "New 6th Gen Intel Core-based systems are more responsive than ever with enhanced performance, battery life and security. And they can enable amazing new PC experiences like logging into your computer with your face and having a personal assistant respond to your voice. The combination of 6th Gen Intel Core processors, Windows 10 and beautiful new systems from PC manufacturers make this the best time ever to buy a new computer."


6th Gen Intel Core Powers Range of New Devices
The new 6th Gen Intel Core processor family enables a broad range of designs to fit virtually every need. Intel® Core™ M processors, which can offer twice the performance of leading premium tablets7, will now include brand levels Intel Core m3, m5 and m7 processors to provide people with more clarity and choice in finding the Intel Core M processor-based device that best meets their specific needs. The Intel® Compute Stick lineup expands to include a version powered by the 6th Gen Intel Core M processor.


This new generation of Intel processors also includes several firsts for mobile designs: a mobile "K" SKU that is unlocked to enable overclocking with even more user control, a new quad-core Intel® Core™ i5 processor that offers up to 60 percent improved mobile multitasking8, and the Intel® Xeon® E3 processor family now powering mobile workstations. The 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver significant improvements in graphics performance9 to offer stunning visuals for gaming as well as compelling 4K content creation and media playback. New Intel® Speed Shift technology improves the responsiveness of mobile systems so people can, for example, apply a photo filter up to 45 percent faster10.


In addition, the 6th Gen Intel Core and Intel Xeon platforms will offer a variety of new features and experiences. More devices will feature Thunderbolt™ 3 for USB Type-C, enabling one compact port that does it all. A user-facing or world-facing Intel® RealSense™ Camera will be available on a range of new 6th Gen Intel Core processor-based 2 in 1s, notebooks and All-in-One desktop systems, offering new depth-sensing capabilities and immersive experiences that allow people to do things like take and share lifelike 3-D selfies, scan objects and print in 3-D, and easily remove and change their background during a video chat.


The 6th Gen Intel Core platform will also advance Intel's "no wires" initiative to deliver the best experience for wireless display available today with Intel® WiDi or Pro WiDi. This technology allows people to easily share from their computer to a TV, monitor or projector without the mess of wires and dongles.


The 6th Gen Intel Core processor family helps optimize Windows* 10 features such as Cortana* and Windows Hello* for more seamless and natural interaction with technology. Devices with the Intel RealSense Camera paired with Windows Hello let people securely log in using facial recognition. True Key™ technology by Intel Security is also available on many 6th Gen Intel Core processor-based systems to deliver a secure experience for logging into devices and websites without the need to remember each site's password.


Coming Soon: Intel® Iris™ Graphics, Intel® vPro™ for business, and products for IoT
In the coming months, Intel plans to deliver more than 48 processors in the 6th Gen Intel Core processor family, featuring Intel® Iris™ and Iris Pro graphics, as well as Intel Xeon E3-1500M processor family for mobile workstations and 6th Gen Intel® vPro™ processors for business and enterprises. A variety of devices across a wide range of form factors will be available now and over the coming months from manufacturers around the world. In addition, Intel is offering more than 25 products for the Internet of Things (IoT) with up to 7-year long-life supply and error correcting code (ECC) at multiple TDP levels. Retail, medical, industrial, and digital surveillance and security industries will all benefit from the new 6th Gen Intel Core processor improvements and includes IoT designs from the edge to the cloud.


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About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.


Intel, Intel Core, Xeon, RealSense, Iris, and True Key, and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.


*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.


Microsoft and Windows are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.


1 Intel technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at support.intel.com


2 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 2.5x better performance (SYSmark*2014), 3x better battery life (Windows* 10 on i5-6200U and Windows 7 on i5-520UM) 


3 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 2.5x better performance (SYSmark*2014)


4 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 3x better battery life (Windows* 10 on i5-6200U and Windows 7 on i5-520UM) 


5 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 30x better graphics performance (3D Mark Cloud Gate graphics test sub-score).


6 Projection Intel Core M7-6Y75 for local 1080p video playback with 36WHr battery


7 Based on measured TabletMark* and WebXPRT* 2015 (Intel® Core™ m7-6Y75 CRB vs. iPad* Air 2) 


8 Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ vs. Intel® Core™ i5-4300M estimated SPEC*int_rate_base2006


9 Intel® Core™ M7-6Y75 (PL1=4.5W) compared to Intel® Core™ M-5Y71 (PL1=4.5W) using 3DMark* 1.2.0 Sky Diver


10 Intel® Core™ i5-6200U WebXPRT*2015 (20% Overall) and up to 45% for photo enhancement subtest of WebXPRT*2015   


Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors.

Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit http://www.intel.com/performance

 

Results have been estimated or simulated using internal Intel analysis or architecture simulation or modeling, and provided to you for informational purposes. Any differences in your system hardware, software or configuration may affect your actual performance.   


Warning: Altering PC clock or memory frequency and/or voltage may reduce system stability and use life of the system, memory and processor; (ii) cause the processor and other system components to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additional heat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel assumes no responsibility that the memory, included if used with altered clock frequencies and/or voltages, will be fit for any particular purpose. Check with memory manufacturer for warranty and additional details.   


All products, dates, and figures specified are preliminary based on current expectations, and are subject to change without notice.   


Intel product plans in this presentation do not constitute Intel plan of record product roadmaps. Please contact your Intel representative to obtain Intel's current plan of record product roadmaps.


SYSmark* 2014 is a benchmark from the BAPCo* consortium that measures the performance of Windows* platforms. SYSmark tests three usage scenarios: Office Productivity, Media Creation and Data/Financial Analysis. SYSmark contains real applications from Independent Software Vendors such as Microsoft* and Adobe*.


WebXPRT* 2015 is a benchmark from Principled Technologies* that measures the performance of web applications using six usage scenarios: Photo Enhancement, Organize Album, Stock Option Pricing, Local Notes, Sales Graphs and Explore DNA Sequencing. WebXPRT tests modern browser technologies such as HTML5 Canvas 2D, HTML5 Table, HTML5 Local Storage, HTML5 Web Workers, AES encryption, DOM in addition to JavaScript*.


3DMark* is a benchmark from Futuremark* that measures DX* 9 / OpenGL* ES 2.0, DX 10 and DX 11 gaming performance. There are four main tests: "Ice Storm" for DX 9 / OpenGL ES 2.0, "Sling Shot" for OpenGL ES 3.0/1, "Cloud Gate" for DX 10, "Sky Diver" for DX11 and "Fire Strike" for DX 11 graphics.


SPEC* CPU2006 is a benchmark from the SPEC consortium that measures device performance and throughput using compute intensive application subtests. SPECint*_base2006 measures how fast a device completes a single integer compute task. SPECint*_rate_base2006 measures throughput, or how many integer compute tasks a device can accomplish in a given amount of time.


Windows* HD Local Video Playback Component Average Power. Disconnect all USB devices, connect to a local WiFi access point and set the screen brightness to 200 nits (disable DPST, set brightness to 200 nits on a white background and enable DPST). Wait for 10 mins for the OS to completely idle. Launch Tears of Steel (1080p H264 10MBps) video using the Windows metro player. Measure and calculate average power for the duration of the video. Report 3 run median.


Battery life and performance measurements on Intel Reference Platform.   


Intel Reference Platform is an example new system. Products available from systems manufacturers will not be identical in design, and performance will vary.


Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ M-5Y71, PL1=4.5W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 2.9GHz/2.6GHz, Memory: 2x2GB LPDDR3-1600, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1080. 


Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ M7-6Y75, PL1=4.5W TDP 1 PL1=4.5W TDP , 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.1GHz/2.9GHz, Memory: 2x2GB LPDDR3-1600, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1080. 


Intel CRB, Intel® Core i7-6920HQ, 45W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.8GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel SSD 240GB 535 Series, Display Resolution:1920x1200.   


Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ i5-6200U, PL1=15W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.4GHz/3.2GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1080. Graphics driver: 15.40.4225 


Intel® Core™ i5-520UM processor (up to 1.86 GHz, 4T/2C, 3M cache) on Acer Aspire One* 1830T-3721:18W thermal design power. BIOS: Insyde v.1.11*, Graphics: Intel HD Graphics (driver v. 8.15.10.2104), Memory: 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1333 Mhz, HDD: Seagate* 500 GB, OS: Windows* 7, Battery size: 62 Wh.


Intel CRB, Intel® Core i5-6300HQ, 45W TDP, 4C4T, Turbo up to 3.2GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel SSD 240GB 535 Series, Display Resolution:1920x1200.


Intel CRB, Intel® Core i5-4300M, 37W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.3GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR3-1600, Storage: Intel SSD 240GB 535 Series, Display Resolution:1920x1200.


Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ i7-4910MQ 47W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.9GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR3L-1600, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1200.


Introducing 6th Generation Intel® Core™, Intel’s Best Processor Ever

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors set a new standard with new, sleek designs that are thinner than ever, are capable of starting in about half a second1, and offer up to two and a half times the performance and triple the battery life2 when compared to the computers many people currently own.
  • 6th Gen Intel Core processors have been optimized to best run Windows* 10, enabling new experiences, removing computing pain points and providing more secure computing.
  • 6th Gen Intel Core processor family is the most scalable ever for consumers and businesses, enabling the broadest range of designs from the smallest Intel® Compute Stick and All-in-One desktops, to 2 in 1s, notebooks and the first-ever Intel® Xeon® processor for mobile workstations.


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6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor die shot

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 – Today Intel Corporation introduced the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family, the company's best processors ever. The launch marks a turning point in people's relationship with computers. The 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver enhanced performance and new immersive experiences at the lowest power levels ever and also support the broadest range of device designs – from the ultra-mobile compute stick, to 2 in 1s and huge high-definition All-in-One desktops, to new mobile workstations.


There are over 500 million computers in use today that are four to five years old or older. They are slow to wake, their batteries don't last long, and they can't take advantage of all the new experiences available today. Built on the new Skylake microarchitecture on Intel's leading 14nm manufacturing process technology, 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver up to two and a half times better performance3, triple the battery life4, and graphics that are 30 times better5 for seamless and smooth gaming and video experiences versus the average 5-year-old computer. They can also be half as thin and half the weight, have faster wake up time, and battery life that lasts virtually all day6.


"6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver some of the most significant advancements in computing that we've ever seen," said Kirk Skaugen, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group. "New 6th Gen Intel Core-based systems are more responsive than ever with enhanced performance, battery life and security. And they can enable amazing new PC experiences like logging into your computer with your face and having a personal assistant respond to your voice. The combination of 6th Gen Intel Core processors, Windows 10 and beautiful new systems from PC manufacturers make this the best time ever to buy a new computer."


6th Gen Intel Core Powers Range of New Devices
The new 6th Gen Intel Core processor family enables a broad range of designs to fit virtually every need. Intel® Core™ M processors, which can offer twice the performance of leading premium tablets7, will now include brand levels Intel Core m3, m5 and m7 processors to provide people with more clarity and choice in finding the Intel Core M processor-based device that best meets their specific needs. The Intel® Compute Stick lineup expands to include a version powered by the 6th Gen Intel Core M processor.


This new generation of Intel processors also includes several firsts for mobile designs: a mobile "K" SKU that is unlocked to enable overclocking with even more user control, a new quad-core Intel® Core™ i5 processor that offers up to 60 percent improved mobile multitasking8, and the Intel® Xeon® E3 processor family now powering mobile workstations. The 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver significant improvements in graphics performance9 to offer stunning visuals for gaming as well as compelling 4K content creation and media playback. New Intel® Speed Shift technology improves the responsiveness of mobile systems so people can, for example, apply a photo filter up to 45 percent faster10.


In addition, the 6th Gen Intel Core and Intel Xeon platforms will offer a variety of new features and experiences. More devices will feature Thunderbolt™ 3 for USB Type-C, enabling one compact port that does it all. A user-facing or world-facing Intel® RealSense™ Camera will be available on a range of new 6th Gen Intel Core processor-based 2 in 1s, notebooks and All-in-One desktop systems, offering new depth-sensing capabilities and immersive experiences that allow people to do things like take and share lifelike 3-D selfies, scan objects and print in 3-D, and easily remove and change their background during a video chat.


The 6th Gen Intel Core platform will also advance Intel's "no wires" initiative to deliver the best experience for wireless display available today with Intel® WiDi or Pro WiDi. This technology allows people to easily share from their computer to a TV, monitor or projector without the mess of wires and dongles.


The 6th Gen Intel Core processor family helps optimize Windows* 10 features such as Cortana* and Windows Hello* for more seamless and natural interaction with technology. Devices with the Intel RealSense Camera paired with Windows Hello let people securely log in using facial recognition. True Key™ technology by Intel Security is also available on many 6th Gen Intel Core processor-based systems to deliver a secure experience for logging into devices and websites without the need to remember each site's password.


Coming Soon: Intel® Iris™ Graphics, Intel® vPro™ for business, and products for IoT
In the coming months, Intel plans to deliver more than 48 processors in the 6th Gen Intel Core processor family, featuring Intel® Iris™ and Iris Pro graphics, as well as Intel Xeon E3-1500M processor family for mobile workstations and 6th Gen Intel® vPro™ processors for business and enterprises. A variety of devices across a wide range of form factors will be available now and over the coming months from manufacturers around the world. In addition, Intel is offering more than 25 products for the Internet of Things (IoT) with up to 7-year long-life supply and error correcting code (ECC) at multiple TDP levels. Retail, medical, industrial, and digital surveillance and security industries will all benefit from the new 6th Gen Intel Core processor improvements and includes IoT designs from the edge to the cloud.


Press Materials


About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.


Intel, Intel Core, Xeon, RealSense, Iris, and True Key, and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.


*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.


Microsoft and Windows are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.


1 Intel technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at support.intel.com


2 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 2.5x better performance (SYSmark*2014), 3x better battery life (Windows* 10 on i5-6200U and Windows 7 on i5-520UM) 


3 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 2.5x better performance (SYSmark*2014)


4 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 3x better battery life (Windows* 10 on i5-6200U and Windows 7 on i5-520UM) 


5 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 30x better graphics performance (3D Mark Cloud Gate graphics test sub-score).


6 Projection Intel Core M7-6Y75 for local 1080p video playback with 36WHr battery


7 Based on measured TabletMark* and WebXPRT* 2015 (Intel® Core™ m7-6Y75 CRB vs. iPad* Air 2) 


8 Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ vs. Intel® Core™ i5-4300M estimated SPEC*int_rate_base2006


9 Intel® Core™ M7-6Y75 (PL1=4.5W) compared to Intel® Core™ M-5Y71 (PL1=4.5W) using 3DMark* 1.2.0 Sky Diver


10 Intel® Core™ i5-6200U WebXPRT*2015 (20% Overall) and up to 45% for photo enhancement subtest of WebXPRT*2015   


Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors.

Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit http://www.intel.com/performance

 

Results have been estimated or simulated using internal Intel analysis or architecture simulation or modeling, and provided to you for informational purposes. Any differences in your system hardware, software or configuration may affect your actual performance.   


Warning: Altering PC clock or memory frequency and/or voltage may reduce system stability and use life of the system, memory and processor; (ii) cause the processor and other system components to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additional heat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel assumes no responsibility that the memory, included if used with altered clock frequencies and/or voltages, will be fit for any particular purpose. Check with memory manufacturer for warranty and additional details.   


All products, dates, and figures specified are preliminary based on current expectations, and are subject to change without notice.   


Intel product plans in this presentation do not constitute Intel plan of record product roadmaps. Please contact your Intel representative to obtain Intel's current plan of record product roadmaps.


SYSmark* 2014 is a benchmark from the BAPCo* consortium that measures the performance of Windows* platforms. SYSmark tests three usage scenarios: Office Productivity, Media Creation and Data/Financial Analysis. SYSmark contains real applications from Independent Software Vendors such as Microsoft* and Adobe*.


WebXPRT* 2015 is a benchmark from Principled Technologies* that measures the performance of web applications using six usage scenarios: Photo Enhancement, Organize Album, Stock Option Pricing, Local Notes, Sales Graphs and Explore DNA Sequencing. WebXPRT tests modern browser technologies such as HTML5 Canvas 2D, HTML5 Table, HTML5 Local Storage, HTML5 Web Workers, AES encryption, DOM in addition to JavaScript*.


3DMark* is a benchmark from Futuremark* that measures DX* 9 / OpenGL* ES 2.0, DX 10 and DX 11 gaming performance. There are four main tests: "Ice Storm" for DX 9 / OpenGL ES 2.0, "Sling Shot" for OpenGL ES 3.0/1, "Cloud Gate" for DX 10, "Sky Diver" for DX11 and "Fire Strike" for DX 11 graphics.


SPEC* CPU2006 is a benchmark from the SPEC consortium that measures device performance and throughput using compute intensive application subtests. SPECint*_base2006 measures how fast a device completes a single integer compute task. SPECint*_rate_base2006 measures throughput, or how many integer compute tasks a device can accomplish in a given amount of time.


Windows* HD Local Video Playback Component Average Power. Disconnect all USB devices, connect to a local WiFi access point and set the screen brightness to 200 nits (disable DPST, set brightness to 200 nits on a white background and enable DPST). Wait for 10 mins for the OS to completely idle. Launch Tears of Steel (1080p H264 10MBps) video using the Windows metro player. Measure and calculate average power for the duration of the video. Report 3 run median.


Battery life and performance measurements on Intel Reference Platform.   


Intel Reference Platform is an example new system. Products available from systems manufacturers will not be identical in design, and performance will vary.


Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ M-5Y71, PL1=4.5W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 2.9GHz/2.6GHz, Memory: 2x2GB LPDDR3-1600, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1080. 


Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ M7-6Y75, PL1=4.5W TDP 1 PL1=4.5W TDP , 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.1GHz/2.9GHz, Memory: 2x2GB LPDDR3-1600, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1080. 


Intel CRB, Intel® Core i7-6920HQ, 45W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.8GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel SSD 240GB 535 Series, Display Resolution:1920x1200.   


Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ i5-6200U, PL1=15W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.4GHz/3.2GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1080. Graphics driver: 15.40.4225 


Intel® Core™ i5-520UM processor (up to 1.86 GHz, 4T/2C, 3M cache) on Acer Aspire One* 1830T-3721:18W thermal design power. BIOS: Insyde v.1.11*, Graphics: Intel HD Graphics (driver v. 8.15.10.2104), Memory: 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1333 Mhz, HDD: Seagate* 500 GB, OS: Windows* 7, Battery size: 62 Wh.


Intel CRB, Intel® Core i5-6300HQ, 45W TDP, 4C4T, Turbo up to 3.2GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel SSD 240GB 535 Series, Display Resolution:1920x1200.


Intel CRB, Intel® Core i5-4300M, 37W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.3GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR3-1600, Storage: Intel SSD 240GB 535 Series, Display Resolution:1920x1200.


Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ i7-4910MQ 47W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.9GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR3L-1600, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1200.


Introducing 6th Generation Intel® Core™, Intel’s Best Processor Ever

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors set a new standard with new, sleek designs that are thinner than ever, are capable of starting in about half a second1, and offer up to two and a half times the performance and triple the battery life2 when compared to the computers many people currently own.
  • 6th Gen Intel Core processors have been optimized to best run Windows* 10, enabling new experiences, removing computing pain points and providing more secure computing.
  • 6th Gen Intel Core processor family is the most scalable ever for consumers and businesses, enabling the broadest range of designs from the smallest Intel® Compute Stick and All-in-One desktops, to 2 in 1s, notebooks and the first-ever Intel® Xeon® processor for mobile workstations.


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6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor die shot

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click to download Core badges

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 – Today Intel Corporation introduced the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family, the company's best processors ever. The launch marks a turning point in people's relationship with computers. The 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver enhanced performance and new immersive experiences at the lowest power levels ever and also support the broadest range of device designs – from the ultra-mobile compute stick, to 2 in 1s and huge high-definition All-in-One desktops, to new mobile workstations.


There are over 500 million computers in use today that are four to five years old or older. They are slow to wake, their batteries don't last long, and they can't take advantage of all the new experiences available today. Built on the new Skylake microarchitecture on Intel's leading 14nm manufacturing process technology, 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver up to two and a half times better performance3, triple the battery life4, and graphics that are 30 times better5 for seamless and smooth gaming and video experiences versus the average 5-year-old computer. They can also be half as thin and half the weight, have faster wake up time, and battery life that lasts virtually all day6.


"6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver some of the most significant advancements in computing that we've ever seen," said Kirk Skaugen, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group. "New 6th Gen Intel Core-based systems are more responsive than ever with enhanced performance, battery life and security. And they can enable amazing new PC experiences like logging into your computer with your face and having a personal assistant respond to your voice. The combination of 6th Gen Intel Core processors, Windows 10 and beautiful new systems from PC manufacturers make this the best time ever to buy a new computer."


6th Gen Intel Core Powers Range of New Devices
The new 6th Gen Intel Core processor family enables a broad range of designs to fit virtually every need. Intel® Core™ M processors, which can offer twice the performance of leading premium tablets7, will now include brand levels Intel Core m3, m5 and m7 processors to provide people with more clarity and choice in finding the Intel Core M processor-based device that best meets their specific needs. The Intel® Compute Stick lineup expands to include a version powered by the 6th Gen Intel Core M processor.


This new generation of Intel processors also includes several firsts for mobile designs: a mobile "K" SKU that is unlocked to enable overclocking with even more user control, a new quad-core Intel® Core™ i5 processor that offers up to 60 percent improved mobile multitasking8, and the Intel® Xeon® E3 processor family now powering mobile workstations. The 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver significant improvements in graphics performance9 to offer stunning visuals for gaming as well as compelling 4K content creation and media playback. New Intel® Speed Shift technology improves the responsiveness of mobile systems so people can, for example, apply a photo filter up to 45 percent faster10.


In addition, the 6th Gen Intel Core and Intel Xeon platforms will offer a variety of new features and experiences. More devices will feature Thunderbolt™ 3 for USB Type-C, enabling one compact port that does it all. A user-facing or world-facing Intel® RealSense™ Camera will be available on a range of new 6th Gen Intel Core processor-based 2 in 1s, notebooks and All-in-One desktop systems, offering new depth-sensing capabilities and immersive experiences that allow people to do things like take and share lifelike 3-D selfies, scan objects and print in 3-D, and easily remove and change their background during a video chat.


The 6th Gen Intel Core platform will also advance Intel's "no wires" initiative to deliver the best experience for wireless display available today with Intel® WiDi or Pro WiDi. This technology allows people to easily share from their computer to a TV, monitor or projector without the mess of wires and dongles.


The 6th Gen Intel Core processor family helps optimize Windows* 10 features such as Cortana* and Windows Hello* for more seamless and natural interaction with technology. Devices with the Intel RealSense Camera paired with Windows Hello let people securely log in using facial recognition. True Key™ technology by Intel Security is also available on many 6th Gen Intel Core processor-based systems to deliver a secure experience for logging into devices and websites without the need to remember each site's password.


Coming Soon: Intel® Iris™ Graphics, Intel® vPro™ for business, and products for IoT
In the coming months, Intel plans to deliver more than 48 processors in the 6th Gen Intel Core processor family, featuring Intel® Iris™ and Iris Pro graphics, as well as Intel Xeon E3-1500M processor family for mobile workstations and 6th Gen Intel® vPro™ processors for business and enterprises. A variety of devices across a wide range of form factors will be available now and over the coming months from manufacturers around the world. In addition, Intel is offering more than 25 products for the Internet of Things (IoT) with up to 7-year long-life supply and error correcting code (ECC) at multiple TDP levels. Retail, medical, industrial, and digital surveillance and security industries will all benefit from the new 6th Gen Intel Core processor improvements and includes IoT designs from the edge to the cloud.


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1 Intel technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at support.intel.com


2 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 2.5x better performance (SYSmark*2014), 3x better battery life (Windows* 10 on i5-6200U and Windows 7 on i5-520UM) 


3 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 2.5x better performance (SYSmark*2014)


4 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 3x better battery life (Windows* 10 on i5-6200U and Windows 7 on i5-520UM) 


5 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U (43WHr battery size) to a 5 year old PC based on Intel Core i5-520UM (62WHr battery size): 30x better graphics performance (3D Mark Cloud Gate graphics test sub-score).


6 Projection Intel Core M7-6Y75 for local 1080p video playback with 36WHr battery


7 Based on measured TabletMark* and WebXPRT* 2015 (Intel® Core™ m7-6Y75 CRB vs. iPad* Air 2) 


8 Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ vs. Intel® Core™ i5-4300M estimated SPEC*int_rate_base2006


9 Intel® Core™ M7-6Y75 (PL1=4.5W) compared to Intel® Core™ M-5Y71 (PL1=4.5W) using 3DMark* 1.2.0 Sky Diver


10 Intel® Core™ i5-6200U WebXPRT*2015 (20% Overall) and up to 45% for photo enhancement subtest of WebXPRT*2015   


Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors.

Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit http://www.intel.com/performance

 

Results have been estimated or simulated using internal Intel analysis or architecture simulation or modeling, and provided to you for informational purposes. Any differences in your system hardware, software or configuration may affect your actual performance.   


Warning: Altering PC clock or memory frequency and/or voltage may reduce system stability and use life of the system, memory and processor; (ii) cause the processor and other system components to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additional heat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel assumes no responsibility that the memory, included if used with altered clock frequencies and/or voltages, will be fit for any particular purpose. Check with memory manufacturer for warranty and additional details.   


All products, dates, and figures specified are preliminary based on current expectations, and are subject to change without notice.   


Intel product plans in this presentation do not constitute Intel plan of record product roadmaps. Please contact your Intel representative to obtain Intel's current plan of record product roadmaps.


SYSmark* 2014 is a benchmark from the BAPCo* consortium that measures the performance of Windows* platforms. SYSmark tests three usage scenarios: Office Productivity, Media Creation and Data/Financial Analysis. SYSmark contains real applications from Independent Software Vendors such as Microsoft* and Adobe*.


WebXPRT* 2015 is a benchmark from Principled Technologies* that measures the performance of web applications using six usage scenarios: Photo Enhancement, Organize Album, Stock Option Pricing, Local Notes, Sales Graphs and Explore DNA Sequencing. WebXPRT tests modern browser technologies such as HTML5 Canvas 2D, HTML5 Table, HTML5 Local Storage, HTML5 Web Workers, AES encryption, DOM in addition to JavaScript*.


3DMark* is a benchmark from Futuremark* that measures DX* 9 / OpenGL* ES 2.0, DX 10 and DX 11 gaming performance. There are four main tests: "Ice Storm" for DX 9 / OpenGL ES 2.0, "Sling Shot" for OpenGL ES 3.0/1, "Cloud Gate" for DX 10, "Sky Diver" for DX11 and "Fire Strike" for DX 11 graphics.


SPEC* CPU2006 is a benchmark from the SPEC consortium that measures device performance and throughput using compute intensive application subtests. SPECint*_base2006 measures how fast a device completes a single integer compute task. SPECint*_rate_base2006 measures throughput, or how many integer compute tasks a device can accomplish in a given amount of time.


Windows* HD Local Video Playback Component Average Power. Disconnect all USB devices, connect to a local WiFi access point and set the screen brightness to 200 nits (disable DPST, set brightness to 200 nits on a white background and enable DPST). Wait for 10 mins for the OS to completely idle. Launch Tears of Steel (1080p H264 10MBps) video using the Windows metro player. Measure and calculate average power for the duration of the video. Report 3 run median.


Battery life and performance measurements on Intel Reference Platform.   


Intel Reference Platform is an example new system. Products available from systems manufacturers will not be identical in design, and performance will vary.


Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ M-5Y71, PL1=4.5W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 2.9GHz/2.6GHz, Memory: 2x2GB LPDDR3-1600, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1080. 


Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ M7-6Y75, PL1=4.5W TDP 1 PL1=4.5W TDP , 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.1GHz/2.9GHz, Memory: 2x2GB LPDDR3-1600, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1080. 


Intel CRB, Intel® Core i7-6920HQ, 45W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.8GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel SSD 240GB 535 Series, Display Resolution:1920x1200.   


Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ i5-6200U, PL1=15W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.4GHz/3.2GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1080. Graphics driver: 15.40.4225 


Intel® Core™ i5-520UM processor (up to 1.86 GHz, 4T/2C, 3M cache) on Acer Aspire One* 1830T-3721:18W thermal design power. BIOS: Insyde v.1.11*, Graphics: Intel HD Graphics (driver v. 8.15.10.2104), Memory: 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1333 Mhz, HDD: Seagate* 500 GB, OS: Windows* 7, Battery size: 62 Wh.


Intel CRB, Intel® Core i5-6300HQ, 45W TDP, 4C4T, Turbo up to 3.2GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel SSD 240GB 535 Series, Display Resolution:1920x1200.


Intel CRB, Intel® Core i5-4300M, 37W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.3GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR3-1600, Storage: Intel SSD 240GB 535 Series, Display Resolution:1920x1200.


Intel CRB, Intel® Core™ i7-4910MQ 47W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.9GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR3L-1600, Storage: Intel SSD, Display Resolution:1920x1200.