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7th Gen Core Processors Officially Announced by Intel

Category: CPU's
Posted: 11:41AM

Today Intel has officially announced its 7th generation, Kaby Lake, Core Processor Family, which features some potentially powerful improvements over the previous generation. Among these improvements is a change to the process technology, which Intel has dubbed 14 nm+ as it is supposed to be superior to the company's 14 nm technology. This change combined with CPU optimizations is expected to provide up to 12% improved performance in productivity (measured in SYSmark 2014) and up to 19% better web performance (measured in WebXPRT).

Of course such numbers are fair to take with a grain of salt, but the claims for better 4K UHD support are possibly more reliable. Intel has built in hardware acceleration for decoding VP9 and transcoding HEVC 10-bit codecs at 4K, which means it should be much more efficient to watch many 4K videos, such as those on YouTube, and encoding should be much faster too. This and other improvements are meant to help support what Intel calls the "immersive Internet." This is the idea that we are changing how we are using computers and are looking for ever more lifelike experiences, so superior 4K UHD support makes sense. The broader Thunderbolt 3 support these new processors can bring about may also help achieve this, at least for laptops as external graphics docks can be connected via this port, along with a 4K monitor.

Intel expects there to be over 100 different laptops and 2-in-1s powered by these processors available between September and the holiday season, thanks to the company's OEM partnerships.



Source: Intel

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RADEON on September 01, 2016 01:49
To bad Intel said this chip will only support WIN 10. AMD has stated the same about their next cpu also. Screw WIN 10 and screw Microsoft.

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