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Intel Skylake is ‘most significant advancement in computing’ company claims

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Intel, the multinational silicon wizard, has finally unveiled its 6th-generation Core family, built on the Intel Skylake architecture.

We first caught wind of the processor family’s pending updates early last year, but the launch has been pushed back thanks to problems encountered by Intel. Now, the chips are finally available to manufacturers and the public, and Intel is calling them “the most significant advancement in computing that we’ve ever seen.”

While Vince Resente, Intel South Africa’s enterprise technology specialist might be right, he also lauds some of the processors’ new technologies.

“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,” he explains.

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It’s that Windows 10 integration where consumers will experience the most bliss.

Thanks to Intel’s new RealSense 3D camera technology, and Windows 10‘s Hello feature, users can log into a computer by simply gazing at their webcam. It’s a technology that we’ll see more of in the future as it filters down through the various market levels.

More importantly, Intel is bringing more than 48 6th-gen processors to market, catering for extreme mobile devices in the Intel Core M range, from the hard-core gaming fanatic in the Intel Core i7 offerings.

Gamers can rejoice too, with Intel claiming that the new processors will deliver “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.”