Intel Skylake-H Workstation and Mobility Lineup Unveiled – Flagship Core i7-6820EQ and Xeon E3-1500M With GT4e iGPU

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted Aug 18, 2015
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The Intel Skylake-H lineup that includes performance oriented Core and Xeon processors has been leaked and details the several chips that will be launching in the months ahead. The Skylake-H lineup will consist of many SKUs that fall in the Xeon, Core (Core i7, Core i5, Core i3) and Celeron brands. The lineup you will see today will be integrated in a range of high-performance to entry level mainstream notebooks.

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With Skylake-H, Intel is going to introduce the first fully DDR4 compatible mainstream notebook platform in the consumer market. There are going to be two series for the Skylake-H lineup, the corporate or main stream 45W and 35W chips alongside the low power 25W chips. But before getting to know the processor details, let’s take a quick glance at the the four platform control hubs that are powering the new platform. First up we have the HM170 which will offer the most basic I/O features on the mobility platform and will be integrated on Celeron tier chips. The QM170 PCH will be part of the mainstream processors with vPro functionality and PEG (2×4, 1×8) support along with other features. The CM236 chipset will power Xeon based workstation platform with support for ECC memory, Intel vPro, PEG and other necessary features. The HM170 and QM170 chipsets will features TDPs of just 2.6W while the CM236 chipset will have a 3.6W TDP.

Intel Skylake-H Xeon Mobility Lineup:

Introduced along side the Skylake unlocked processors, the Skylake-H Mobility Workstation platform will include the Xeon E3-1500M V5 family processors. Intel kept their announcement short and didn’t reveal any SKUs for their new Xeon family but that is not the case anymore. We know that Intel plans to launch three Xeon E3-1500M V5 processors which will include the top tier Xeon E3-15**M V5 (Name TBD) that comes with 4 cores and 8 threads. This chip will feature 8 MB of L3 cache and also feature GT4e Iris Pro graphics chips with up to 128 MB L4 (eDRAM) cache. Clock speeds are not yet determined but the chip comes with a 45W TDP that is configurable down to 35W depending on work loads.

The other two chips of this family include the Xeon E3-1505M v5 that is also a 4 core chip with multi-threading support. It comes with clock speeds of 2.8 GHz base and 3.6 GHz boost, featuring 8 MB of L3 cache and the latest GT2 graphics chip (Intel HD 530). This chip will feature a TDP of 45W (35W cTDP). Second processor of the lineup includes the Xeon E3-1505L v5 which is a 25W low power chip that has 4 cores and 8 threads. This chip is clocked at 2.0 GHz base and 2.8 GHz boost while featuring 8 MB of L3 cache.

Intel Skylake-H Core and Celeron Mobility Lineup:

Coming to the mainstream lineup, we find Intel’s high-performance, Core i7-6820EQ processor with four cores, 8 threads and 8 MB of L3 cache. This processor comes with a base clock of 2.7 GHz and turbos up to 3.6 GHz while featuring the standard TDP of 45W (35W cTDP). The Core i7-6822EQ on the other hand is a 25W low power chip with 4 cores and 4 threads, featuring 8 MB of L3 cache and clock speeds of 2.0 GHz base and 2.8 GHz boost.

The Core i5 lineup includes the Core i5-6440EQ with four cores and four threads, featuring clocks of 2.6 GHz base and 3.5 GHz boost. The chip comes with 6 MB of L3 ache and has 45W TDP (35W cTDP). The low power version of this processor, the Core i5-6442EQ has same specifications but comes with a 25W TDP and tones down the clock speeds to 1.9 GHz base and 2.7 GHz boost. There are also two Core i3 variants that include the Core i3-6100E with 2 cores and 4 threads, the clock speed is maintained at 2.7 GHz with out any turbo boost frequency and features 3 MB of L3 cache. This chip operates at 35W TDP. The low power version of this chip is the Core i3-6102E with same specifications except a lower speed of 1.9 GHz and just 25W TDP. Do note that all Core series chips (Core i7/Core i5/Core i3) feature the same GT2 iGPU found on the Skylake desktop processors with 24 EUs but variable clock speeds.

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Finally, we have the Celeron models that feature to models whose names are yet to be determined but Intel did list down the specs for them. The 35W model comes with 2 cores and 2 threads, featuring 2 MB of L3 cache and GT1 graphics (8-16 EUs) while the low power version of this chip will stick to a 25W TDP and come with lower clock speeds.

Intel Skylake-H Processor Lineup:

Processor ModelCores/ThreadsCore ClockTurbo ClockL3 CacheiGPUTDPPrice
Xeon E3-15**M V54/8TBDTBD8 MBGT4e (128 MB eDRAM)45WTBD
Xeon E3-1535M4/82.9 GHz3.8 GHz8 MBGT245W$623
Xeon E3-1505M V54/82.8 GHz3.7 GHz8 MBGT245W$424
Xeon E3-1505L V54/82.0 GHz2.8 GHz8 MBGT225WTBD
Core i7-6920HQ4/82.9 GHz3.8 GHz8 MBGT245W$568
Core i7-6820HQ4/82.7 GHz3.6 GHz8 MBGT245W$378
Core i7-6822HQ4/82.0 GHz2.8 GHz8 MBGT225W$378
Core i7-6820HK4/82.7 GHz3.6 GHz8 MBGT245W$378
Core i7-6700HQ4/82.6 GHz3.5 GHz6 MBGT245W$378
Core i5-6440HQ4/42.6 GHz3.5 GHz6 MBGT245W$250
Core i5-6442HQ4/41.9 GHz2.7 GHz6 MBGT225W$250
Core i5-6300HQ4/42.6 GHz3.2 GHz6 MBGT245W$250
Core i3-6100H2/42.7 GHzN/A3 MBGT245W$225
Core i3-6102H2/41.9 GHzN/A3 MBGT225W$225
Intel Celeron Skylake-H2/2TBDN/A2 MBGT125WTBD
Intel Celeron Skylake-H2/2TBDN/A2 MBGT125WTBD

Intel Skylake-U Series Lineup and Details:

Now we did detail the Skylake-U series lineup a few days ago but surprisingly, we have found two more chips that will be included in this lineup. The first chip whose name is “TBD”, comes in a dual core, multi threaded package that features clock speeds of 2.4 GHz (base), 3.4 GHz (boost) and has 4 MB of L3 cache. The second model with similar specs has different clock speeds of 2.0 GHz base and 3.1 GHz boost. Both of these models have two things in common, they feature the GT3e class iGPU and 15W TDP. The rest of the lineup details can be found below:

Starting with the lineup, first of all we have two Core i7 chips which include the flagship Core i7-6600U and the Core i7-6500U. You will see that Intel has once again simplified their naming scheme for mobility processors which was a serious mess with Broadwell generation of processors with weird naming schemes from the desk top range to the entire mobility series. The Core i7-6600U is a dual core with hyper threading enabled, it comes with a clock speed of 2.60 GHz and has a turbo boost of 3.40 GHz (3.20 GHz across all cores). The chip features the Intel HD Graphics 520 chip with 300 MHz base and 1050 MHz boost clock while supporting both DDR4-1866 MHz and DDR3L-1600 MHz memory. This model comes in the BGA package with a TDP of 15W that can be OEM configured down to 7.5W. The Core i7-6500U has the same specifications but comes with slower clock speeds of 2.50 GHz base and 3.10 GHz boost (3.00 across all cores). Both models feature 4 MB of L3 cache.

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Moving down, we have two Core i5 and a single Core i3 model which include the Core i5-6300U, Core i5-6200U and Core i3-6100U. All the models have same specifications set of dual cores with hyper threading, Intel HD Graphics 520 (300 MHz base and 1000 MHz boost), 3 MB of L3 cache, 15W TDP and 7.5W configurable TDP. The only difference is in clock speeds where the Core i5-6300U is clocked at 2.40 GHz base and 3.00 GHz boost (2.90 across all cores), Core i5-6200 runs at 2.30 GHz base and 2.80 GHz boost (2.70 GHz across all cores) while the Core i3-6100U is clocked at 2.30 GHz clock speed and doesn’t feature boost frequency.

The Pentium and Celeron lineup forms the only two base line models of the lineup with the Pentium 4405U coming with a dual core (multi-threaded) design, clocked at 2.1 GHz (no boost clock). The chip features the HD graphics 510 chip with clock speeds of 300 MHz base and 950 MHz boost clock and support for DDR4, DDR3L and LPDDR3 memory. The chip comes with 2 MB of L3 cache and has a TDP of 15W that is configurable down to 10W. The Celeron 3955U and Celeron 3855U have dual core designs without hyperthreading, HD graphics 510 iGPUs clocked at 300 MHz base, 900 MHz boost, 2 MB of L3 cache and 15W TDPs. The 3955U is clocked at 2.0 GHz while the 3855U is clocked at 1.6 GHz.

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Lastly, we should expect a total of four Skylake-U chips with TDPs of 28W arriving in Q1 2016. These chips will replace the Broadwell-U family and feature Iris Graphics chip which have better performance compared to the traditional Intel HD graphics chips found on the rest of the Skylake-U lineup. The specifications of the Skylake-U family can be found below:

Intel Skylake-U Processor Lineup:

Processor ModelCores/ThreadsCore Clock (Base)Core Clock (Boost)Cache (LLC)GraphicsGraphics Clock (Base/Boost)Memory Frequency SupportTDPConfigurable TDPPackage TypePrice
Core i7-6650U2/42.20 GHz3.40 GHZ4 MB L3Iris Graphics 540300/1050 MHz1866/1600 DDR3L
2133 Mhz DDR4
15W9.5WBGATBD
Core i7-6600U2/42.60 GHz3.40 GHz4 MB L3HD Graphics 520300/1050 MHz1866/1600 DDR3L
2133 Mhz DDR4
15W7.5WBGA$393
Core i7-6560U2/42.20 GHz3.20 GHz4 MB L3Iris Graphics 540300/1050 MHz1866/1600 DDR3L
2133 Mhz DDR4
15W9.5WBGATBD
Core i7-6500U2/42.50 GHz3.10 GHz4 MB L3HD Graphics 520300/1050 MHz1866/1600 DDR3L
2133 Mhz DDR4
15W7.5WBGA$393
Core i5-6360U2/42.00 GHz3.10 GHz3 MB L3Iris Graphics 540300/1050 MHz1866/1600 DDR3L
2133 Mhz DDR4
15W9.5WBGATBD
Core i5-6300U2/42.40 GHz3.00 GHz3 MB L3HD Graphics 520300/1000 MHz1866/1600 DDR3L
2133 Mhz DDR4
15W7.5WBGA$281
Core i3-6260U2/41.80 GHz2.90 GHz4 MB L3Iris Graphics 540300/1050 MHz1866/1600 DDR3L
2133 Mhz DDR4
15W9.5WBGATBD
Core i5-6200U2/42.30 GHz2.80 GHz3 MB L3HD Graphics 520300/1000 MHz1866/1600 DDR3L
2133 Mhz DDR4
15W7.5WBGA$281
Core i3-6100U2/42.30 GHzN/A3 MB L3HD Graphics 520300/1000 MHz1866/1600 DDR3L
2133 Mhz DDR4
15W7.5WBGA$281
Pentium 4405U2/42.10 GHzN/A2 MB L3HD Graphics 510300/950 MHz1866/1600 DDR3L
2133 Mhz DDR4
15W10WBGATBD
Celeron 3955U2/22.00 GHzN/A2 MB L3HD Graphics 510300/900 MHz1866/1600 DDR3L
2133 Mhz DDR4
15W10WBGATBD
Celeron 3855U2/21.60 GHzN/A2 MB L3HD Graphics 510300/900 MHz1866/1600 DDR3L
2133 Mhz DDR4
15W10WBGATBD

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