Intel Reveals More Details About 7th Gen "Kaby Lake" Processors
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 30 August 2016 at 09:30 AM EDT. 21 Comments
INTEL --
Intel is making public more details today about their forthcoming 7th Generation Intel Core CPUs, a.k.a. Kaby Lake.

Kaby Lake is built for the "immersive Internet" and what they are talking up today includes:

- Up to 12% faster productivity performance over Skylake.

- Up to 19% faster web performance over Skylake.

- Improved 4K UHD support with a new media engine on Kaby Lake. Kaby Lake will support hardware-accelerated Vp9 decoding along with 4K HEVC 10-bit encode/decode with this new media engine.

- As already known, Kaby Lake graphics are built off the Gen9 Skylake architecture. But with Kaby Lake we should be seeing higher clock frequencies for the graphics.

- Native Thunderbolt 3 support as "one port that does it all."

- 2-in-1s and laptops powered by Kaby Lake CPUs will be available starting in September. These Kaby Lake designs for devices coming out this year are from 4.5 to 15 Watt.

- The desktop and enterprise Kaby Lake launch isn't happening until early 2017.

Some more early details about Kaby Lake via this Intel.com page.
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