Intel focuses on Skylake GPU performance

Intel focuses on Skylake GPU performance

With the new Intel Skylake generation getting closer by the day there’s a lot of hype going on around and this is understandable – the chip will bring a new architecture, a more mature 14 nm production process, lower power consumption and higher performance.

Unfortunately it appears this will be everything coming out of Skylake. The chip will bring incremental performance increases just like before due to one fact that will enrage most hardware enthusiasts – just like in the case of the Broadwell, Haswell and Ivy Bridge generations, Intel has spent most of its efforts on the integrated graphics Skylake will come with instead on the computational cores of the chip.

The reason for this controversial decision is that Intel thinks that the resolutions of most modern displays have drastically increased after years of stagnation – there are numerous displays now that work at WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels), 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) and higher resolutions and achieving them without the help of a powerful integrated GPU is impossible. Intel believes that the new GPU in Skylake will be about 50 per cent faster than the one found in Broadwell – this means that the integrated GPU will be able to drive games at 720p or 900p resolutions with no problems.

As to the computational cores – they will offer better performance but will not surprise anyone. The chip is expected to improve the single-threaded performance by about 10 per cent, while multi-threaded programs will get a 20 per cent boost. This comes in contrast to the first tests of Skylake, which only showed about 6 per cent better performance across the board.

Skylake will debut on August 5 during Gamescom 2015.

Source: Techpowerup.com

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