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


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  • Meteor2 - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - link

    Well, Windows on ARM didn't work out (RT), unlike Android on x86, which is good. But maybe with UWP Microsoft will have another go -- they've opened pathways to get legacy software on to UWP, which would enable processing on ARM. Reply
  • tobi1449 - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - link

    No it doesn't. Full UWP-Apps will run on any platform, but legacy software (i.e. x86 software) that has just been packed as UWP App (so it can be sold via the Windows Store) won't be able to run on anything but x86 platforms. Reply
  • Cliff34 - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    For me, looking to buy a new laptop end of this year, is hoping that this will drive Skylake laptops prices down further. However given that Kaby Lake is probably releasing to retail Q1 next year, I don't think I will see much in that beyond the savings from the holiday pricing. Reply
  • Alien959 - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - link

    So basicly this iteration of intel cpus opens a competitive opening for AMD. This is first time in 10 years that intel doesnt have some imrovment in ipc. Will have to wait for the benchmarks and reviews, but this is a chance for AMD. AMD needs and must deliver so we cosumers have some healty competition. Reply
  • Krysto - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - link

    > There are a couple of reasons for this - the one Intel discussed with us is that it comes down to performance and OEM requests. An i5 in a 4.5W form factor (or as high as 7W in cTDP Up) performs essentially on par with the KBL-U i5 parts, and OEM customers requested that the naming scheme change to reflect that

    What a load of bull. More misleading marketing tricks from Intel once again.

    The thing is Core i5 should've never been in the 4.5W range - when it was it just meant that it was either heavily throttled, or it would overheat.

    So Intel created M5 to say that it's a lower-performance product that matches the 4.5W TDP better.

    But NOW, Intel is renaming m5 to Core i5 to trick people into thinking they get similar performance as they do at higher TDPs. And saying "but Core i5 at 4.5W is the same as m5" - yeah but Core i5 (with a certain level of performance worthy of i5) NEVER WORKED WELL at 4.5W - that's why it needed higher TDP.

    This is the same cr@p Intel pulled when it renamed mobile Atom chips to Celeron and Pentium.
  • WPX00 - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - link

    So the new MacBook Pro won't be here until January? Iris Graphics-equipped models only then? Or do you think Apple will announce a non-Iris equipped variant first this year, then more powerful models next year? Reply
  • SydneyBlue120d - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - link

    The long road to realtime 4320p60 HEVC Main 4:4:4 12 and HDMI 2.1 :D Reply
  • Tunrip - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - link

    Page 2, "Working with Intel, they pushed through a new BIOS for the NUC that kept the OPI at PCIe 3.0 x4 speeds"

    I don't understand who "they" is in this context?
  • nonoverclock - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - link

    Intel Reply
  • Allan_Hundeboll - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - link

    All the Intel news fact sheets and no conclusion makes this article look like an Intel advertisement Reply

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