Intel’s new Kaby Lake 7th generation Core processors for desktop PCs are now available through Gear-up.me. These new processors deliver greater speed and efficiency than predecessors; they also represent a shift in Intel’s innovation road map.
What’s different about the Kaby Lake 7th-gen processors?
First, what has not changed with this new release is the 14nm process; this is the same as that of the previous Skylake and Broadwell processors. This represents a departure from Intel’s “tick-tock” strategy; according to that paradigm, each new release should correspond with a new manufacturing process.
Kaby Lake, instead of being a having a 10nm process (which was the original intention but was derailed by manufacturing issues), is essentially an optimised edition of Skylake.
Nevertheless, Kaby Lake processors offer clear advantages over Skylake even with the same 14nm process.
The main benefits of the new Kaby Lake processors are:
Intel claims that the new Optane memory technology compatible with Kaby Lake processors makes a mechanical hard drive perform in some ways more like a solid state drive (SSD) using 3D crosspoint memory. It should be noted that the new Optane memory module is supported by the new 200-series chipset but is not compatible with older Z170 boards or with Skylake chips.
Not only do Kaby Lake chips boast a base frequency 300MHz higher than their Skylake equivalents; they also have greater overclocking potential. For one thing, in order to make a clock base more stable, they are able to adjust the voltage automatically.
These new chips also have an improved handle on Turbo Boost. When processing an AVX instruction, the chip will intelligently downclock; it will then go back to a higher clock speed for regular instructions.
Kaby Lake performs about 25 percent faster than Skylake at the same TDP -- and this is without overclocking. As users experiment with overclocking, we will find out the maximum speed possible with the Kaby Lake processors.
Some of the U series Kaby Lake processors for laptops and tablets have Iris Plus Graphics 640 GPUs built in. Intel claims this GPU is 65 percent faster than their equivalent HD graphics. They also claim that it’s 40 percent faster for quick sync video and can play back 4K video.
Kaby Lake chips are technically backwards compatible with 100-series chipsets; it should be noted, however, that the Optane memory and perhaps some overclocking features will not work on 100-series boards.
Kaby Lake 7th-gen processors are available i7, i5 and i3 versions.
7th-gen i3 processors are: Core i3-7350K; Core i3-7320; Core i3-7300; Core i3-7100
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