Intel Core 7th Generation processors are codenamed as “kaby Lake”. It uses 14nm technology which is built at Intel production facilities. From this Processor line-up, it uses “process architecture optimization” model. kaby lake is an optimization step of this model. Ahead of CES 2017, Intel have announced about their core 7th Generation processors.
This launch comprises of three core i7 models, eight core i5 and five core i3 models. Along with these models, they have launched low end processors under their legacy pentium brand. At the top end is core i7 7700K which is clocked at 4.2 GHz base clock followed by i7 7600K at 3.8 GHz, both having TDP of 91W.
For the first time, they have launched unlocked Intel core i3 with two cores at 4.2 GHz with no turbo boost, having TDP of 60 W. The rest of the line up is at 65W and 35 SKUs.
More performance can be squeezed out of this kaby lake regardless of architectural changes. There is only difference of I-GPUs in this Intel core 7th Generation architecture. Intel has introduced new acceleration blocks for HD and 4K video in the H.265, VP9 and HEVC formats, which greatly improve speed and reduce power consumption.
Gaming media Engine is optimized for the latest technologies like Virtual reality and 4K Gaming. with new processor and Graphics technology, there is also need for data transfer technology like thunderbolt which is introduced in these latest Intel processors.
Desktop kaby lake are pin-compatible with sky lake motherboards, so they should work with sky lake motherboards.
Intel has announced Z270 will be supporting for overclocking and multiple Graphic cards, H270 and H210 for mainstream and budget users respectively.
New motherboard with different controllers will be soon hitting the market. Asus, Gigabyte and MSI are announcing their 2XX-series motherboards.
Stay tuned for more information on Intel core 7th Generation processors