Intel adds new processors to its Skylake and Broadwell lineups

— 4:53 PM on December 28, 2015

Intel quietly added eight new processors to its December price sheet, including two desktop processors and six low-power mobile processors.

Model Base clock (GHz) Total cache Cores (threads)
Celeron 3855U 1.6 2MB 2 (2)
Celeron 3955U 2.0 2MB 2 (2)
Core i3-6098P 3.6 3MB 2 (4)
Core i5-6402P 2.8 6MB 4 (4)
Core i5-5200DU 2.2 3MB 2 (4)
Core i5-6198DU 2.3 3MB 2 (4)
Core i7-5500DU 2.4 4MB 2 (4)
Core i7-6498DU 2.5 4MB 2 (4)

The two chips destined for desktops are the Core i3-6098P and Core i5-6420P. The i3-6098P has the same suggested price ($117) as the i3-6100 we recommended in our recent system guide, but has a smaller cache (3MB instead of 4MB) and lower base clock (3.6 GHz instead of 3.8 GHz) than that chip. The i5-6420P carries a suggested price of $182, and it rings in with a base clock of 2.8 GHz. In the past, Intel has used the "P" suffix to indicate a processor without integrated graphics.

The mobile processors are a bit more mysterious. Intel uses the suffix "U" to indicate a low-power chip, but hasn't yet explained what the suffix "D" means.  For example, the Core i5-5200DU is quite similar to the currently available Core i5-5300U. Both of these chips list for $281, and they have 3MB caches and two cores. The only discernible difference is that the i5-5200DU has a base clock of 2.2GHz compared to the i5-5300U's 2.3GHz.

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