Intel has announced that its 7th Gen Core processors, using its 'Kaby Lake' architecture, will begin showing up in new laptops and 2-in-1 PCs in September, with over 100 devices going on sale by the holiday season.
In a press release, Intel stated the benefits of its 7th Gen Core processors:
- Faster and more responsive: Intel's engineering and manufacturing teams have drawn even more out of our 14nm process technology with what we call 14nm+. 7th Gen Intel Core delivers up to 12 percent faster productivity performance1 and up to 19 percent faster web performance over our previous generation from just a year ago.
- Access to premium 4K UHD content: With new computers powered by 7th Gen Intel Core, TV and movie fans will have access to premium 4K UHD content streaming from studios like Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and providers like Fandango. This is just the beginning as we see 4K UHD content go mainstream over time. We're excited about some additional content announcements in the next few months, so stay tuned.
- Opens a world of user-generated 4K UHD content: People can now view the 4K UHD content being shared on sites like YouTube and watch for longer on 7th Gen Intel Core based systems. But they also have the power to create, edit and share their own 4K UHD and 360-degree clips up to 15 times faster than on a 5-year-old PC thanks to the work we've done under the hood with our new media engine.
- Gaming on the go: Gamers will see a threefold improvement in graphics compared to a 5-year-old PC, meaning you can play popular games like Overwatch anytime and anywhere on a thin, light laptop. And with Thunderbolt 3 support coming to more devices, gamers can use a single cord to plug in an external graphics dock and 4K UHD monitors for top-line gaming performance.
- Powers the thinnest and lightest devices ever: Just compare what is available now to a 5-year-old PC, and it's obvious how far we've come. Some of the new 7th Gen Intel Core PCs are thinner than a phone, with the full performance expected from a PC!
Intel added that desktop and enterprise PCs will begin to add its 7th Gen Core processors in early 2017.