Intel is all set to launch Skylake-based Core i3 and Pentium CPUs on September 1, with the processors becoming available the same day in Asia. With less than a week to go, the folks at CPU World have managed to dig up details on two SKUs, the Core i3-6100 and Pentium G4400, giving us an insight into what’s on offer.
The Core i3-6100 will feature two Hyper-Threaded cores and 4MB of L3 cache, with support for AES and AVX2 instructions, VT-x, VT-d virtualisation, vPro, and Trusted Execution technology. The CPU will integrate GT2 iGPU, which will be branded as the HD 530 and clocked up to 1000MHz, and run at 350MHz.
Meanwhile, the G4400 will be positioned as the successor to the Haswell-based G3250, and will feature two cores, each clocked at 3.3GHz, 3MB L3 cache, DDR3/DDR4 memory controller and a GT1 HD 510 iGPU running at 350MHz. Given the targeted audience, the G4400 will not be able to run AES and AVX/AVX2 instruction set extensions.
A maximum TDP of 65W is quoted for both CPUs, and they’ll also work with both DDR3-1600 and DDR4-2133 memory. Stay tuned for the official unveil next week, as well as a detailed overview of all the models in the series.
Source: CPU World