Background on Intel Core i3/i5/i7 (6th Gen / Skylake) CPU
Intel's sixth generation of the Core processor series is codenamed Skylake, and introduces DDR4 to Intel's mainstream platform. There is also a very slight boost to performance on the CPU side, and a more substantial boost on the integrated graphics side. Skylake hasinherited the 14nm manufacturing process that was introduced with Broadwell, meaning lower power consumption and higher efficiency compared to previous generations - resulting in slightly lower operating temperatures as well.
For more details, check out our Skylake articles on CPU updates and chipset updates.
The Intel core i3/i5/i7 6xxx series CPUs are great if you want solid CPU performance. The Intel chips cost more than the AMD chips but the CPU performance is far better. The integrated graphics have been improved greatly over the previous series. They are good enough for minimal graphics performance that is needed on the desktop and videos and can even play Sims 3 or War Thunder smoothly on low graphics settings.
|Product Line||Core i5|
|Number of Cores||4|
|Clock Speed||3.5 GHz|
|Max. Turbo Boost||3.9 GHz|
|Thermal Output||95 W|
|Processor Type||Intel HD Graphics 530|
|Core Speed||1150 Mhz|
|# of Displays Supported||3|
|Virtualization Technology (VT-x)||Yes|
|Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)||Yes|
|Trusted Execution Technology||No|
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