Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is once again on top of its processor game and this time the firm has revealed its 7th generation core i7 processor code named “Kaby Lake.”
The chip maker has already revealed the Kaby Lake processor at its main Computex announcement where it also revealed a few other next generation chip architectures for the low-end next generation chips that will be included in finished systems by the end of the year. Kaby Lake however stole the show because it adopts an alternative path other than the “tick tock” plan that the firm has adopted for the better part of the past decade.
The new chips will succeed the Skylake processors and the firm claims that the new processors adopt a new technology known as “Process, Architecture, Optimization.” The new technology improves the architecture without making changes to the process. It was also developed on the same 14nm process as sits predecessor. The firm revealed little information about the processor during the event but it stated that the shipping process would commence later this year.
Roughly 400 devices fitted with the new Kaby Lake Core i7 processors will be introduced into the market according to Intel’s Client computing Group VP and general manager Navin Shenoy. The Asus Transformer 3 will be among the PCs that will ship with the processor and pricing is expected to start at $799. Shenoy was speaking at the Computex trade show that was held in Taipei.
The announcement did not reveal whether the 7th generation core i7 chips will be faster or low power core M processors. Other PC makers are also expected to reveal their devices powered by the Kaby Lake processors though no dates have been announced so far. Intel has revealed the latest processors at an ideal time keeping in mind that the firm recently changed its strategy to adapt to the changing PC market. The company aims to target different markets including the gaming industry and the 2-in-1 market.