Waiting for Skylake

Computers don’t make photographs, but they are fundamental to the development and processing of captures made by digital photographers.  As previously noted, there are a number of advancing technologies rapidly coming down the pike that will make a big difference for image-makers.

Among the potential game-changers is integrated graphics.  Intel has been leading the pack in processors for quite some time, and one of their big pushes with the upcoming 6th generation of Skylake CPUs is vastly improved built-in graphics capability.  While it remains to be seen how this will play out, it’s possible that integrated graphics in some of the new chips will be sufficiently powerful that even pro-level laptops may not need additional discrete GPUs (see discussion here.)

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