Intel 7th Gen CPUs Reportedly Launch Q4
Samuel Wan / 4 years ago
Earlier in the week, we got our first glimpse of the Intel Kaby Lake lineup. Utilising the now true and tested 14nm process node, the new CPU architecture optimation was rumoured to arrive in early 2017. However, the latest rumoured to come out suggest that we’re going to get the new chips a bit earlier than expected. According to the source, the low-power chips will arrive in September while the mainstream desktop parts come in December.
A December time frame for the S 4+2 category or desktop i7 and i5 makes quite a lot of sense given other rumours we’ve heard. On the motherboard side of things, the new boards are reportedly set to arrive in October/November so it only makes sense the new chips come then as well. It might seem weird for motherboards to arrive beforehand but since Skylake uses compatible LGA 1151 socket and chipset, an early board arrival is possible. The S 2+2 or i3 chips and U series with eDRAM will arrive in early 2017.
With the increasing focus on mobile, it’s also no surprise we’re getting the low-power mobile chips first this time around. The optimisations fo the iGPU are one major gain and we’re also expecting to see higher clock speeds as Intel learns even more about their 14nm and their basic Skylake architecture. It will be interesting to see how the first Optimisation in their new Process – Optimisation – Architecture strategy works out.