Intel announces 7th generation ‘Kaby Lake’ processors
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Intel announces 7th generation ‘Kaby Lake’ processors

7th Generation Intel Core is the newest family of processors for 2 in 1s and laptops.

7th Gen Intel Core extends the benefits of Intel’s industry leading 14nm process technology, delivering even more performance.

It also introduces a new media engine that opens up a new world of premium 4K UHD content – for viewing, streaming, creating and sharing.

The result is new PCs that have incredible performance and responsiveness, richer visuals with better integrated graphics, more refined and expanded user experiences, longer battery life, and the ability to take full advantage of the immersive internet.

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With more than 100 new thin, light and stylish designs expected this fall and holiday shopping season, there has never been a better time to buy a new PC.

Intel has taken the wraps off the 7th generation of Core processors. Called internally as ‘Kaby Lake’, the new processors are based on Intel’s 14nm (or 14nm+) architecture and are a refined version of last year’s ‘Skylake’ series.

The buzzword this year for Intel is 4K, with the company having geared the processors for 4K media consumption and creation.

If you’re a desktop user and are wondering what’s the big deal about 4K encode/decoding then it’s worth noting that these new chipsets are primarily aimed at notebook and all-in-one computers,

that often come without dedicated GPU and can get all the help they can need for high resolution media processing.

According to Intel, the 7th generation processors are more than 70% faster CPU performance and 3.5x faster 3D graphics performance than a 5-year old PC.

Compared to the previous generation Skylake, Kaby Lake provides 12% faster productivity performance and 19% faster web performance.

Inclusion of HEVC 10-bit and VP9 decode help improve 4K UHD content playback. Intel claims 15% faster times for creating and editing 4K UHD files.

Intel announces 7th generation 'Kaby Lake' processors

Intel announces 7th generation ‘Kaby Lake’ processors

The new processors also come with support native for Thunderbolt 3 over USB Type-C, with 40Gbps bandwidth, dual 4K 60Hz monitor support, 100W power output, external graphics, and Thunderbolt networking support, all over a single cable.

You also get support for Gen 3 PCIe support, supporting higher data transfer rates of 8 GT/s versus 5 GT/s with PCIe Gen 2.

Intel is also claiming improved battery life, with 3x battery life improvement claimed over local 4K UHD video playback. The chips also run cooler, enabling more fanless designs.

With today’s announcement, Intel has announced the first six processors from the new series.

Three of the parts (Kaby Lake-Y) have a 4.5W TDP and are meant primarily for tablets and 2-in-1 devices with dual core CPU and HD 615 GPU,

and the remaining three (Kaby Lake-U) parts have a TDP of 15W and are meant for notebooks with dual core CPUs and HD 620 GPU.

The Y series parts include an i7, i5, and m3 processor each, and the U series parts include an i7, i5, and i3.

We will be seeing manufactures coming out with new products based on these new processors, possibly even Apple, in the coming months.

Source 1 : https://newsroom.intel.com/press-kits/7th-gen-intel-core/

Source 2 : http://www.gsmarena.com/intel_announces_7th_generation_kaby_lake_processors-blog-20222.php

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