The SP4 M3 i5 & i7 Processor specs Rev. 10/10

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  1. GreyFox7

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    i haven't found much but what I did find didn't tell me anything.
    Here's an expectation from notebookcheck related to the i5-6300u
    The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics 520 represents the "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 24 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz and offer a performance somewhere in range of a dedicated GeForce 820M. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the HD Graphics 520.
    the i7-6650u
    The integrated graphics unit called Iris Graphics 540 represents the "GT3e" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 48 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 1050 MHz and offer (thanks to the fast eDRAM cache) a performance sligthly above a dedicated GeForce 920M. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low or medium settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the Iris Graphics 540.
    The core m3-6y30
    The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics 515 represents the "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 24 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 850 MHz (limited by available TDP headroom) and offer a performance somewhere in range of the old HD Graphics 4400 (Haswell, 15 W). Only a few games of 2015 can be played smoothly in lowest settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the HD Graphics 515.
    Anxiously waiting the first usable benchmarks on these SoCs.
     
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    Anxiously waiting for throttling test. My SP3 i5 gets to 90 degrees @ 100% utilization on 2 cores without using hyperthreading when doing windows update disk cleanup but fortunately it doesn't throttle as shown by Intel power gadget:


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    That's a big piece of the puzzle. A more powerful processor doesn't get you much if it's throttles itself under heavy loads.
     
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    Isn't there a few ways to unlimit the throttling? I read a few - but have only tried the Power Settings "hack". There is a throttle viewer for lack of a better term located here

    Download Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor - MajorGeeks

    I have found that setting this app on top, and observing when the i7 "Peaks out" to be somewhat interesting and educational.
     
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    I have a surface pro i5. The Arc mouse is connecting sporadically, the key board and touch screen sometimes do not talk. I'm trying to reboot it, but you can't swipe down... any suggestions, please?
     

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