Intel’s Kaby Lake processors promises to take computing to the next level
Tech fans are already excited about the launch of Intel Corporation’s (NASDAQ:INTC) seventh-generation processor, the Kaby Lake, which is only a few months away now. The new chipset is expected to take PCs to the next level with blazingly quicker speed and better support for intensive graphical applications. The Kaby Lake is the successor to Intel’s Skylake chipset, which was released at the same time last year and is installed on high-end laptops and desktops.
There was speculation that the Kaby Lake processor would employ the new 10nm chip architecture rather than the 14nm architecture which was found on the Skylake. However, it is now reported that the Kaby Lake will also employ the 14nm architecture. There is not much information on the new processor, however, Intel claims that the new chipset would be “the highest performance CPU Intel has ever built.” Since the new chipset uses the 14nm architecture, there would be no need to replace the motherboard as it will use the same LGA1151 socket the Skylake processors use.
The new Kaby Lake is also expected to be the most powerful chipset from the company as it will reportedly be featured in the company’s virtual reality headset, Project Alloy. Some rumors also said that Intel’s latest chip will power Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) new MacBook Pro 2016. However, this seems highly unlikely as the MacBook Pro is slated to release later this fall, whereas Intel’s new chips will start shipping out in early 2017.
Microsoft’s Surface Phone and Surface Pro 5 are two devices which are said to be powered by the latest chipsets. With the new chipset, Microsoft could look to target the business sector as the Kaby Lake processors will make Surface devices perform twice as faster as previous Windows devices. Intel also claimed that the new chipset promises to bring in a number of new features as well as extra hours of battery life.