Introducing 6th Generation Intel® CORE™

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  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors set a new standard with new sleek designs that are thinner than ever, are capable of starting up in a half second, and offer more than double the performance and triple the battery life when compared to the computers many people currently own.
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Microsoft Windows® 10 are optimised to work best together, enabling new experiences, removing computing pain points, and providing more secure computing.
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family is the most scalable ever, enabling the broadest range of designs, from the smallest Compute Stick and wide-screen desktops, to the first-ever Intel Xeon for mobile workstations.

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Today Intel Corporation introduced the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family, the company’s best processors ever. The launch marks a turning point in people’s relationship with computers. The 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver enhanced performance and new immersive experiences at the lowest power levels ever and also support the broadest range of device designs – from the ultra-mobile Compute Stick, to 2in1s and wide-screen desktops, to mobile workstations.

More than 600 million computers in use today are five years or older. They are slow to wake, their batteries don’t last long, and they can’t take advantage of all the new experiences available today. Based on the new Skylake microarchitecture on Intel’s leading 14nm manufacturing process technology, 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver more than double the performance, triple the battery life, and graphics that are thirty times better for seamless and smooth gaming and video experiences versus the average five-year-old computer. They can also be half as thick and half the weight, have faster wake-up time, and battery life that lasts virtually all day.

“Our 6th Gen Intel Core processors provide the most significant advancement in computing that we’ve ever seen,” said Vince Resente, enterprise technology specialist at Intel South Africa. “They enable state-of-the-art experiences like voice control and removing the hassle of managing passwords, as well as enhanced security. The amazing combination of 6th Gen Intel Core processors, Windows 10 and beautiful new systems from the PC manufacturers make this the best time to buy a new computer.”

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The new 6th Gen Intel Core processor family allows Intel to deliver a broad power spectrum in a range of designs to fit every need. Intel® Core™ processors, which offer twice the performance of leading premium tablets, will now include brand levels Intel Core m3, m5 and m7 to provide people with more clarity and choice in finding the Intel Core device that best meets their specific needs. This new generation of Intel processors also includes several firsts for mobile designs: a mobile “K” SKU that is unlocked to enable overclocking with even more user control and up to 60 percent improved mobile multitasking when compared to the quad core i5-6300HQ; and the Intel® Xeon® E3 processor family now powering mobile workstations that feature Thunderbolt™ 3. The Intel Compute Stick line-up will also expand with a version to be powered by the 6th Gen Intel Core processor. Additionally, a world-facing Intel® RealSense™ Camera will now be available on several 6th Gen Intel Core 2in1 and notebooks and offer new depth sensing capabilities and immersive experiences that allow people to take and share lifelike 3D selfies, scan and insert everyday objects or themselves into some of their favourite video games, and easily remove and change their background during a video chat.

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The 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver significant improvements in graphics performance to offer stunning visuals for gaming as well as compelling 4k content creation and media playback. They also advance Intel’s “No Wires” initiative to deliver the best experience for wireless display available today with Intel® WiDi or Pro WiDi. This technology allows people to easily share from their computer to a TV or monitor without the mess of wires.

The combination of Windows® 10 and the 6th Gen Intel Core processor family delivers new features such as Windows Cortana* and Windows Hello* for more seamless and natural interaction with technology. Devices with the Intel RealSense Camera paired with Windows Hello let people securely log in using facial recognition. True Key™ technology by Intel Security is also available to deliver a secure experience for logging into devices and websites without the need to remember each site’s password.

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In the coming months, Intel plans to deliver more than 48 processors in the 6th Gen Intel Core processor family, featuring Intel® Iris™ and Iris Pro graphics, as well as Intel Xeon E3-1500M processor family for mobile workstations and 6th Gen Intel vPro processors for business and enterprises. A variety of devices across a wide range of form factors will be available now and over the coming months from manufacturers around the world. In addition, Intel is offering more than 25 products for IoT with up to seven-year long-life supply and Error Correcting Code (ECC) at multiple TDP levels. Retail, medical, industrial and digital surveillance and security industries will all benefit from the new 6th Gen Intel Core processor improvements and boast IoT designs from the edge to the cloud.

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