Crystal Well

As part of Intel’s batch of announcements today, including Broadwell on the desktop and Thunderbolt 3, the 47W laptop/mini-PC processors that were also launched offers an interesting talking point. These are essentially the drop in models for current high end Haswell laptops, offering manufacturers an upgrade path before Intel’s 6th Generation, Skylake. The five SKUs are: Intel 47W Broadwell Lineup i7-5950HQ i7-5850HQ i7-5750HQ i7-5700HQ i5-5350H Price $623 $434 $434 $378 $289 Cores 4 4 4 4 2 Threads 8 8 8 8 4 Base CPU Freq. 2.9GHz 2.7GHz 2.5GHz 2.7GHz 3.0GHz Turbo CPU Freq. 3.7GHz 3.6GHz 3.4GHz 3.5GHz 3.5GHz Graphics Iris Pro 6200 (GT3e) Iris Pro 6200 (GT3e) Iris Pro 6200 (GT3e) HD 5600 (GT2) Iris Pro 6200 (GT3e) EUs 48 48 48 24 48 iGPU Freq. 1150MHz 1100MHz 1105MHz 1050MHz 1050MHz TDP 47W 47W 47W 47W 47W DRAM Freq. (DDR3L / LPDDR3L) 1600MHz / 1866MHz 1600MHz / 1866MHz 1600MHz / 1866MHz 1600MHz / 1866MHz 1600MHz / 1866MHz L3 Cache 6MB 6MB 6MB 6MB 4MB L4 Cache 128MB (Crystal Well) 128MB (Crystal Well) 128MB (Crystal Well) None 128MB (Crystal Well) Interface BGA BGA BGA BGA BGA The clear odd one out here is the i7-5700HQ, already announced in some laptops, which holds HD 5600 graphics whereas the rest are on Iris...

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