Intel officially unveils Kaby Lake processors

At the very end of August, Intel introduced its 7th generation processors on the new Kaby Lake microarchitecture, starting with which Intel changed its Tik-Tak strategy to Tik-Tak-Tak +. You can read about what distinguishes the new generation and which processors were presented in our article.

Tick-Tock-Tock +

To begin with, let’s outline why exactly the two-year strategy was changed to a three-year one, and what can we expect from the Tak + stage? So, as far as we know, changing the technological process itself requires a lot of resources. As you can see, companies such as AMD and NVIDIA have just recently switched to a new technical process in their products based on Pascal, Polaris, Zen architectures. In addition, from the point of view of physics, further miniaturization of the technical process is increasingly difficult and costly.

So Intel decided to take a different path. At the Tik stage, the production process also decreases. At the stage So, a significant change in microarchitecture takes place. It is also + intended for the release of processors on an already run-in architecture and a well-run technical process, which gives better quality crystals. Despite the fact that the process technology has not undergone any changes in terms of size, minor changes have been made to the gate and the core circuitry, which made it possible to obtain higher clock frequencies with the same power consumption. Taking into account all these changes, Intel called this process technology 14nm +.

Advantages over Skylake

As mentioned in the previous section, the new generation provides slightly higher clock speeds in similar processor models. So Intel claims a 12% advantage of new products in terms of performance and a 19% advantage when working on the Internet (surfing, watching videos / photos).

Models presented

We were presented with the most economical and weak dual-core Intel Kaby Lake-Y and Kaby Lake-U models so far. Kaby Lake-Y are designed for high-performance tablets and ultrabooks with weak cooling (with passive, for example). The second is for ultrabooks or weak laptops. Despite the performance, these are not systems on a chip (SoC), since the south bridge is made in the video of a separate chip and placed on a substrate with a processor.

And here we show you a table with processor heat dissipation:

Heat dissipation of new Intel Kaby Lake products TDPYU condition

Base value, W 4.5 15
Can be overestimated up to, W 7 25
Can be underestimated to, W 3.5 7.5

I would like to clarify about “Maybe. This means that different manufacturers can either increase or decrease clock speeds, depending on the success of the cooling system.

As for the Y-models, it should be clarified that 2 of the 3 models presented were not marked Intel Core M, but Intel Core i.

And here are the U-models presented:

It was reported that by the end of the year about 100 different models of devices will be released on new processors. Some companies have already presented their models.

Laptops and desktop segment

It was reported that more powerful and desktop models should be expected only by January 2016. In the desktop segment, representatives of Skylake Refresh may be quite competitive.

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