Intel’s Core M Skylake chips will consume even less energy than the already energy efficient Broadwell. The upcoming chip will be equipped with all-new micro-architecture, which is expected to consume 60% less energy than Broadwell, says a report from Kitguru, citing an Intel document.
Low on power, high on performance
With Skylake being the choice of manufacturers, they will have an option to make laptops and tablets sleeker, featuring system-on-chips with up to 60% less power consumption compared to the current-gen Core M SoCs. Despite having lower power consumption, the new Core M chip will have 50% faster Iris Pro graphics on the back of an increased number of streams processors, according to an image published on AnandTech’s forums.
Devices with Core M Skylake chips will be compatible with wireless charging, and WiGig wireless connectivity. A few devices based on Intel’s new system on a chip will also have Intel’s 4G/LTE modem.
As per the report, the Skylake microprocessors are expected to be announced by the fourth quarter, therefore, it can be said that the availability of the new chips will be limited this year.
50% upside potential for Intel
In a recent note, Jefferies analysts stated that they expect 50% upside in Intel shares. The firm suggested that the company is looking to roll over its cellular system-on-a-chip with China-based Rockchip and Spreadtrum by the second half of calendar year 2015. Jefferies analysts have rated Intel as a Buy with a price target of $48.
Many analysts have released their ratings on the chip maker in recent weeks. B .Riley gave a Buy rating on the stock with a price target of $40 in a research note to investors on April 21. Analysts at Tigress Financials upgraded the chip maker from Neutral to Buy in a research note to investors on April 17. Sanford C. Bernstein analysts assigned a Market Perform rating to the stock with a price target of $32 in a research note to investors on April 16. Analysts at Barclays maintained their Equal weight rating on the stock with a price target of $32 in a research note to investors on April 15. Intel shares have been assigned an average rating of Hold by the 46 analysts currently covering the stock.
On Monday, Intel shares closed down 0.34% at $32.69, and year to date, the stock is down by 11%.