As expected, Intel kicks off the CES week with the introduction of its Kaby Lake processors. This is the third generation on Intel's 14nm platform, several mobile Kaby Lake were already introduced last summer but today we see the launch of a broader lineup.
For desktop PCs, this includes three new K-series models as well as seven new S-series processors and six T-series parts with a higher energy-efficiency. TDPs range from 35W to 95W and the highest-end model is the i7-7700K, a quad-core, eight-threaded model with a 4.2GHz base clock, 4.5GHz Turbo, 91W TDP and $339 MSRP.
As earlier leaks revealed, Kaby Lake doesn't offer IPC gains, the clock-for-clock performance is roughly identical with Skylake. You get some extra performance from higher frequencies, the energy efficiency is a bit better and the integrated graphics are improved, but overall Kaby Lake is not all too exciting.
At the same time, Intel also introduces the new 200 series chipsets, which includes the Z270, H270, B250, Q250 and Q270.
In August 2016, Intel introduced the first products in the 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family that provided leading performance and rich experiences for the new, immersive internet. Since August we've seen over 90 OEM systems ship to the market. Today, we welcome the rest of the family.
What do 7th Gen Intel Core processors offer?
More productivity. More speed. More responsiveness. More security. More immersive experiences.
With over 40 new performance-class processors, these 7th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel® Xeon® processors based on Intel's 14nm+ process technology power some of the best new laptops and desktops. This introduction on the eve of CES 2017 paves the way for an exciting year ahead. Keep an eye on many of our OEM partners. They will be introducing stunning and powerful new PCs for businesses and consumers.
Here's what our new processors do for you:
Increased performance and reliability: We know performance matters. It's why we continue to focus on improved performance, delivering double-digit productivity performance increases – up to 20 percent for performance and gaming notebooks and 25 percent for desktops. With 4K and 360-degree content – people can expect up to 65 percent faster performance on notebooks and 35 percent faster on desktops1,5.
Our Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors have been the gold standard for commercial computing for over a decade. With the latest 7th Gen Intel Core vPro processors, business owners and IT managers can offer new PCs with up to 10 hours of battery life and a 65 percent increase in productivity when compared with a 5-year-old PC. And with many millennials today taking technology into consideration when choosing their workplace, I'm confident the new 7th Gen Intel Core processor-based 2 in 1s and AIOs will delight them.