Intel officially began shipping Kaby Lake processors to device manufacturers this week. This means that in a few months we will see first OEM desktop computers and laptops based on the Intel Core seventh generation processors. Intel confirmed that its Kaby Lake CPUs had begun going out to OEMs this week during the company’s Q2 earnings call.
Intel starts sending Kaby Lake Processors to device makers
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Kaby Lake is the first Intel CPU to break the ‘tick-tock’ cycle, retired this year. Looking ahead, each manufacturing process of Intel will have three cycles to get the maximum performance of each process node in the future. The Intel Kaby Lake will be the third and final 14nm chip, then in 2017, Intel will make the jump to 10nm with Canonlake, then we will remain in lithography of 10nm until 2020 and you can expect a new range of processors every year.
Is expected that new CPUs will have a TDP up to 95W and provide native support for several current technologies such as USB 3.1, HDCP 2.2 and Thunderbolt 3. This is an ‘optimization’ CPU, so it will be based on the technology introduced in Broadwell and Skylake, so hopefully new processors won’t a compared to Skylake CPUs launched huge performance leap last year. New CPUs will also be presented in the new Surface tablets in early 2017.