Leak-shamed Intel finally bares nifty Skylake details to world+dog

Now will you please stop spaffing our slides everywhere?

A leak in Japan has led Intel to rush out the full details of its sixth-generation Skylake chip lineup.

Today's launch follows the previous announcement of Core i5 and i7 variants, and the leak of much of the lineup in July.

The lineup includes five 4.5W Core Y processors; ten 15W Core U-series processors and four 28 W versions of the same silicon, targeting “convertibles and ultra-thin clamshells”; for the notebook market there's six 45W Core H-series processors, and an overclockable “enthusiast notebook” version of the series; gamers and mini-PCs get ten 65W and eight 35W Core S-series processors; and at the very top end, there are two 91W Core S-series processors.

Whether it's unfounded optimism, or merely an edict that a processor family has to run from bottom-to-top, Chipzilla seems to maintain the hope that segments like the collapsing tablet market are still worth producing chips for.

Intel's LINK fact sheet says it's been working with Microsoft to Cortana-ify the chips, with better microphone handling, speech algorithm tuning, and better voice activation. Windows Hello and RealSense Camera support bring facial recognition to the delighted masses (and stymie the tinfoil-hatters who put tape over their cameras).

Full SKU details are in the Intel fact sheet.

Intel rushed its official release ahead of its 9pm PDT embargo after the slide deck leaked over at wccftech. ®


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