Intel Skylake processor
Comparison of Intel's Skylake and Broadwell chips.FanlessTech

A few slides from Intel have leaked revealing the performance boost of the Skylake processor over the current Broadwell line-up.

Exclusively obtained and published by FanlessTech, one of the slides shows the Skylake chip will offer up to 10-20% CPU performance improvements in single and multi-threaded applications than a Broadwell chip, while consuming less power. Additionally, it seems to offer 30% faster Intel HD integrated graphics performance.

Intel's new chip will also deliver 30% longer battery life. There is also mention of storage, media, 2D and 3D cameras, audio and touch sensing in the slides.

Following are the significant improvements of the four Skylake series chips.

  • Y-series (mobile): Up to 17% faster CPU and 1.4 hours longer battery life and 41% faster Intel HD graphics.
  • U-series (mobile): Up to 10% faster CPU, 34% faster Intel HD graphics and 1.4 hours longer battery life.
  • H-series (mobile): Up to 11% faster CPU, 80% lower silicon power and 16% faster Intel HD graphics.
  • S-series (desktop): Up to 11% faster CPU, 22% lower TDP (thermal design power) and 28% faster Intel HD graphics.

WindowsCentral quoting its sources reports that Microsoft is likely to use this chip inside its upcoming Surface tablet, the Surface Pro 4.

Meanwhile, Apple is also expected to skip the Broadwell chip, in favour of Skylake-based Mac devices, expected later in 2015 or early 2016. This will mark a jump from Haswell chips to Skylake for better performance.