Skylake is a code-name for a micro architecture processor of Intel as we can say for now. This Skylake micro architecture is scheduled to be launched in 2015 and will replace the Broadwell Micro architecture.
This will of course be an Upgrade in Intel’s micro architecture design. This will definitely bring in more CPU and GPU performance and of course reduced power consumption. The Skylake is scheduled to be released at the Intel Development Forum to take place on 15th August, 2015.
Intel has gone ahead to consider Skylake to be its “most significant processor” for a decade simply due to the enhanced power efficiency and wire-free capabilities.
The Skylake will come in four variants SKL-S, SKL-H, SKL-U and SKL-Y. An overcloackable SKL-K variant will also launch around the same time.
Skylake chips will not be released when Windows 10 becomes commercially available on July 29th. Intel though, has built Skylake to work with the core features of Windows 10 including biometric authentication allowing fingerprint or face to replace a typed password.
Many big names in the Tech industry are pretty psyched about Wire-free computing. Intel wants to eliminate wire and cable cluster from PCs by offering wireless charging and data transfer circuitry. This will enable users to recharge their laptops by placing them on tablets that support wireless charging based on magnetic resonance technology. Intel has gotten restaurants, airplanes, cafes and car makers to install wireless charging surfaces.
More on the data transfer in the Skylake chipsets, through a technology called WiGig, laptops will wirelessly connect to portable hard drives, monitors and other external peripherals transferring data at 7Gbps. Thunderbolt 3 will also start with Skylake, a new data transfer technology running on USB Type-C cables transferring data at 40Gbps. Thunderbolt 3 is 2 times faster than its predecessor and four times faster than USB 3.1 technology. You can still plug your USB 2.0 flash disk in the Thunderbolt port but it’s only a question whether you need the blistering speeds.