Upcoming Hardware, Desktop Coming Later Appendix: Kaby Lake Fact Sheets


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  • TachyonParticle - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    I was hoping for December 2016 release for Kaby Lake, now they stated it for January 2017. probably it's gonna hit the shelves at late-January/early-February. I'm gonna pull the trigger, I won't holding out for Kaby Lake, even though I badly needed that 10-bit hevc support. Reply
  • Ian Cutress - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    CPUs aren't launched in December, that's prime time for discounts and deals. If you're launching a profitable part, it gets pushed until after the holiday. It's been that way for a long time. You only launch in December if it's a really cheap part sold really cheaply and you're only after market share rather than profit. Reply
  • KPOM - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    The "Core m" (rebranded i5/i7) looks really impressive. The 2017 MacBook should be a nice upgrade. Hopefully we see more Windows OEMs using the 4.5W chips. They are really good. Reply
  • negusp - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    That was exactly what I was thinking. 20% better power consumption combined with better thermals and performance should make new fanless devices far more powerful.
    Let's hope OEMs don't slaughter the TDP.
  • Martyprod - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    I was on the way to buy a i7 6700 (Mini-Itx), must i wait for the desktop release in january ? does it worth it as the desktop version will feature iris graphics and not the HD 530 graphics...

    i have a GT 640 Nvivida actually that i use it only Video editing, open GL and Cuda encoding. i'm curious to know if a i7 6700 is more powerful with quicksync than the 384 cores of Cuda that i have, if yes, as the future desktop kaby lake i5/i7 trough the Iris HD graphics will certainly do better, maybe it would worth it ? as i'm trying to buil a machine with no more graphic card...
    any suggestion ?
  • vladx - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - link

    Only Iris Pro would beat a GT 640 so it's not more powerful since a 6700 has only a HD 530 iGPU. Reply
  • karma77police - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    I hope AMD new Zen performs same as 8 Core Broadwell-E and if they get pricing right they will make both Broadwell-E and this Kaby Lake crap obsolete. Reply
  • negusp - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    Don't see it happening, unfortunately. I predict Haswell-like performance with Zen. However, the Zen APU's for mobile should have killer iGPUs. Reply
  • silverblue - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    IF. There's nothing stopping AMD ramping up their prices if they have a competitive product, though I doubt we'll see them as they were in the early to mid-2000s. I wouldn't be surprised to see the absolute high end at about $350-$400 with the best APUs in the $200-$250 range (AMD has released $160+ APUs before so throwing out something with 50%+ faster CPU and 30-40% better GPU would probably be worth $200+). Reply
  • andrewaggb - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    I saw another review showing way better throttling, power consumption, performance etc for the 7500U vs 6500U. This looks like a boring release but if the thermals are that much better this is actually an exciting release for laptops and 2 in 1's. They also upped the boost clocks a lot, it might be a good overclocker on the desktop side. Of course it's all wait and see but this might be a good release even if there weren't any IPC gains. Reply

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