Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by ericgl, Sep 4, 2015.
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Now that we have Intel's full Mobile Skylake lineup (until the 2016 refresh), I wanted to share some thoughts.
The best mobile Broadwell chip, according to my previous table, was the Core i7-5950HQ.
It received a performance score of 3.68.
In Intel's Skylake lineup, only 3 chips can theoretically outperform the i7-5950HQ:
Xeon E3-1505M v5 - with a score of 3.70.
Core i7-6920HQ - with a score of 3.76.
Xeon E3-1535M v5 - with a score of 3.76.
Here's an example of a theoretical Skylake chip, which I'm sure Intel could introduce to the market if they wanted to.
The specs, to my opinion, are completely realistic and were carefully chosen:
4 cores / 8 threads
8 MB L3 cache
256MB L4 eDRAM cache
2.8GHz Base Clock
4.0GHz single core; 3.8GHz 2Cores; 3.6GHz 3Cores; 3.5GHz 4Cores
47W Standard TDP
Support for DDR4-2400MHz Dual-channel (64GB max RAM)
Support for ECC RAM (like the mobile Xeon chips)
Iris Pro 580 GT4e, 72 EUs, with 256MB eDRAM
GPU Base Clock: 0.6GHz
GPU Max Clock: 1.4GHz
Support for Intel vPro, WiDi, VT-x, VT-d, etc...
Support for DisplayPort 1.3, HDMI 2.0, DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5
This chip, according to my scoring, would get a score of 4.27.
I also gave this theoretical chip a TDP of 47W, which is 2W higher, as it would probably be a little more power hungry.
I could totally live with that, as previous top-of-the-line mobile Broadwell chips also required 47W Standard TDP.
Cooling, as you would expect, would have to be top notch.
One last thought:
I was wondering if Intel would be willing to create a pure 64bit chip, without the 32bit instructions, sort of like Itanium chips.
We pretty much hit a point where most Operating Systems and applications have a 64bit variant.
Perhaps dropping the 32bit support, both in the CPU and in the OS, would enable a much more efficient setup.
There would be more room in the chip, and there would be more room on the storage media, where the OS resides.
1st post updated with PDF of the 2016 Q1 refresh lineup.
Intel mobile quad core 9200 engineering sample, running in my custom build laptop Only four cores but you can overclock it to as much as you wish and if you got good cooling as I do I squeezed out of it 6.2Ghz and stock quad core 9200 runs at 2.4Ghz
Score 4.26 to tell the truth I did different benchmarks just to see how this lappy perform and it outperformed many desktop pcs with i7
I haven't heard of an Intel mobile CPU with 9200 in its name.
I only list CPUs which are formally released by Intel.
Lol Google Intel mobile quad core q9200 there was few of them actually mean first in the series was I think q9000 then q9200 and few more I got myself an engineering sample it's not freely available but if you manage to get one its fun to play with
Looks like Intel has now updated the lineup.
We now have 3 more powerful mobile Xeon CPUs:
Xeon E3-1515M v5
Xeon E3-1545M v5
Xeon E3-1575M v5
The E3-1575M v5 gets a score of 4.06 on my comparison table, so that's progress!
All of these have the new iGPU - Iris Pro P580 GT4e.
Not sure which one gets 64MB of L4 eDRAM cache, and which gets 128MB of L4 eDRAM cache.