Intel introduces three Skylake "R" class processors
The new quad-core Core i7-6785R, Core i5-6685R, and Core i5-6585R will be soldered directly onto motherboards. Thus, users hoping to change processors on their LGA 1151 systems will be out of luck. Intel will most likely ship these processors with future All-in-One PCs, Apple iMac systems, and powerful Mini PC systems. It's possible that mobile workstations may receive these processors as well as long as the cooling solution can reliably dissipate a TDP of 65 W.
In comparison, the Skylake Core M class of processors have TDP ranges from 4.5 W to 7 W while notebook Core i CPUs are in the 15 W to 28 W range. Desktop CPUs range from 51 W (dual-core) to 65 W (quad-core) while the high performance enthusiast range of "K" processors are rated at 91 W TDP. The new "R" SKUs will sit between the mainstream desktop range and the High Performance "K" SKUs.
All three new "R" processors will have four cores and Hyper-threading. The two i5 models will offer 6 MB of L3 cache each while the i7 will have 8 MB. Base clock rates range from 2.8 GHz to 3.3 GHz with Turbo Boost potential of up to 3.6 GHz and 3.9 GHz depending on the model. The three processors will also integrate GT4e Iris Pro 580 graphics with 128 MB eDRAM and 72 shaders.
The i5-6585R, i5-6685R, and i7-6785R will retail for 255, 288, and 370 Euros, respectively, for manufacturers.