After a long wait, the Intel is launching this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, the whole seventh generation codenamed Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors “Kaby Lake”. It had already been presented last August at IFA 2016, but in limited models.
Based on a 14-nanometer manufacturing process, such as the sixth generation (although Intel calls the new “14nm +”), the new chips come in both desktop and laptop versions (ranging from a mere 4.5W to 95W). . That is, they should equip 2017 iMacs and MacBooks (Pro) as well as Macs Pro and Macs mini, if Apple maintains such lines.
In addition to providing more performance and lower power consumption, processors “Kaby Lake” are the first to feature a built-in GPU, the Intel HD Graphics 630. Thus, they are greatly optimized for both viewing and editing 4K and / or 360 resolution video.
In the video below, Navin Shenoy Intel corporate vice president and general manager of his Client Computing Group talk a little bit about the new line of Intel Core processors:
The ball is with you, Apple.