The next generation Intel chips are here!
The 7th-generation Core processors named Kaby Lake were revealed in the Intel Developers Forum this year and they're fast. Super fast. In fact, they're the fastest Intel chips ever.
During his keynote speech, Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich announced that these Kaby Lake chips will even have their own integrated 4K video processors, which were shown to handle graphically intense games like Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch without a separate graphics processing unit (GPU).
These processors could handle 4K video quite smoothly, according to Intel, since they have built-in accelerated 4K video decoding.
Although 4K graphics are smoother with Kaby Lake chips, it's likely a separate GPU is still required for graphically maxed-out games and virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift.
The new 14nm chips will also have built-in support for USB-C Gen 2 and HDCP 2.2, a digital content protection scheme primarily used for HDMI connections.
These chips will certainly be worth a look from PC gamers and video editors who are always on the hunt for the cutting edge in computer performance.
Intel is now shipping the Kaby Lake Chips to computer manufacturers and expect computers that feature the new processors to drop this fall.
HP is set to release a Pavilion PC with a Kaby Lake Core i3 chip and Asus announced that the Transformer 3 will feature a Kaby Chip as well.
Acer and Lenovo are reportedly going to announce their Kaby Lake devices next month.
These new chips are in line with Intel's tradition of unveiling new and improved chips every year. We are expecting even more powerful processors next year when they release the 10nm Cannonlake chips.
With these new and upcoming Intel chips, we can't help but totally agree with what Krzanich said: "Moore's Law is far from dead."
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