Intel Kaby Lake announced as the 7th generation Core processor

මුලින්ම එහෙනම් අපි කඩ්ඩෙන් අහලම ඉමුකො.ඉදිරියට සිංහල edition එක බලාපොරොත්තු වන්න.කර්තෘ අයිතිය PC ADVISOR හි By  මහතා වෙත. සහ C|NET වෙත.

Intel’s 7th generation Core processors – codenamed Kaby Lake – are coming later this year, but they’ll be based on Skylake rather than a new manufacturing process. Here’s what there is to know about Kaby Lake release date, features, plus rumoured specs, models and prices


At Computex 2016, Intel confirmed in its keynote that the 7th generation Core processors will launch later in the year. Following on from Skylake, the new chips will be codenamed Kaby Lake. Here’s the Intel Kaby lake release date, price and specs.

These will be based on the same 14nm process as Skylake and its predecessor, Broadwell. Intel won’t make the move down to 10nm until the 8th-gen Cannonlake CPUs which are due to launch in 2017. The original plan was to switch to 10nm back in 2015 but, because of manufacturing problems, it will stick with 14nm for Kaby Lake

Intel Kaby Lake 7th gen Core processor release date rumours

Update 2 November 2016: We expect the new processors to be available in January 2017 to customers. On its second quarter earnings call in 2016, Intel confirmed that it is now shipping Kaby Lake processors, which suggests an imminent availability to consumers, with manufacturers and OEMs already receiving them.

While on one hand Intel is keen to point out that it’s no longer a PC-focused company, on the other it says that the PC business is “foundational to the company’s strategy”. To this end, we’ll see new processors launched on an annual basis.

Intel Kaby Lake 7th gen Core processor price rumours

We expect a similar lineup of Kaby Lake processors to Skylake, so you’ll have a choice of an entry-level Core i3, right up to a 10-core Extreme Edition Core i7. Prices are unlikely to vary much from the Skylake range, so there will be something to suit every budget.

There will of course be laptop and mobile versions of the Kaby Lake desktop chips. As of November 2016, no pricing or model details were made official – where we expect it to be in-line with current CPU pricing. However, with the effects of Brexit in full swing, we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a slight price rise.

What about the gaming performance?

Also note that Intel may still have some more powerful graphics in the near future: we haven’t yet seen how far the company’s souped-up Intel Iris graphics have come.

When will Kaby Lake start showing up in new PCs?

Well, that’s the other thing…we’ll see the first Kaby Lake computers in September and October, but only the types of chips that go into thin laptops and tablets.

Quad-core laptop chips (like you’d find in a MacBook Pro), laptop chips with Iris graphics, business-class laptop chips with vPro and desktop chips won’t appear until early next year.

On the plus side, rumor has it you won’t need a new motherboard for Kaby Lake desktop chips. They’ll allegedly use the same LGA1151 socket as their Skylake predecessors.




Intel Kaby Lake 7th gen Core processor features

update 2 November 2016: A PDF that was initially only for manufacturing partners, has been made publicly available. In the PDF document, there is a list of i5, i7 and a Xeon processor. This document shows the base frequencies of each chip and a list of product names, such as the rumoured i7-7700K high-end chip.


The 7th-gen Core CPUs were only really teased in the keynote, and Intel said only that they will support Thunderbolt 3 and the special cameras used for Windows Hello – the face scanner that can be used instead of a password in Windows 10.

Other rumours point to expanded capabilities for 4K video playback, HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 support as well as the ability to decode 10-bit HEVC videos.

We also know that the chips will be compatible with the existing 100-series chipsets, so it’ll be an easy upgrade from Skylake, assuming manufacturers provide BIOS updates for the new chips. Quite whether it will be a worthwhile upgrade is another matter: we’ll have to wait and see what Intel can do to improve performance and power consumption, in addition to new features.

The details of a couple of models have been leaked (spotted on SisoftSandra listings): the Core i7-7700K and Core i7-7500U. They look to be the flagships of the desktop and laptop ranges respectively.

Rumours suggest the i7-7700 will be a quad-core with HyperThreading – the same configuration Intel has used on all Core i7 chips. The claimed 3.6GHz base clock and 4.2GHz boost speed, seem to be the final numbers.

Nothing is known about graphics chip which will be integrated into the chip, nor the TDP.

සිංහල Edition will be coming soon !!!!!



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