The Kaby Lake is a refreshed version of the 14nm Skylake chip and is a must have for 4K screens
Intel is revamping its Skylake processors. The mid-generation refresh will launch the new Kaby Lake CPUs as the 7th generation core processors. So there we have it, Kaby Lake chip a refreshed version of the 14nm Skylake chip.
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The new Kaby Lake chip will have efficiency and power improvements not present in the previous generation. The Kaby Lake will stay until Intel will be able to fully refine its 10nm Cannonlake chip, slated for a release in 2017.
With the introduction of the Kaby Lake chip, not only will Intel profit, but even Apple will have an opportunity to upgrade its Macs. Apple will finally be able to upgrade its MacBook Pro, since they don’t have the Skylake architecture but will accommodate the Kaby Lake.
Apple decided not to go for Skylake since Microsoft’s Surface Book saw a host of power management problems due to the chip. Therefore Intel made sure they fix the problem until their next big thing is released and the solution was the Kaby Lake.
Intel has been emphasizing on the experience users will have if they use Kaby Lake PCs. For instance a Kaby Lake PC will easily stream multiple 4K videos and is therefore a must for 4K screen systems. Similarly 360-degree videos along with virtual and augmented reality apps will be a reality for such PCs.
Intel also claim the 7th-gen Core chip is 10 times more efficient than the previous generation in terms of performance. Kaby Lake chip PCs also boasts having better web performance by a 19% efficiency increase. It’s safe to say the 2016 holiday season will see many laptops with the Kaby Lake chip going into the hands of many consumers.