As AMD gears up to launch the AMD Ryzen desktop processor in early Q1 2017, Intel has finalised the launch plans for their desktop Kaby Lake processors, and the accompanying 200 Series chipsets.
Although Intel has been extremely secretive, we managed to obtain the specifications and launch details of the desktop Kaby Lake processors, and the 200 Series chipsets. Check it out! 😀
It’s All Happening At CES 2017!
We can now confirm that Intel will announce the desktop Kaby Lake processors and Intel 200 Series chipsets on January 4 at CES 2017. The news conference will be held from 4:00 to 4:45 PM at the Mandalay Bay Ballroom E, but the media NDA is set to 1 AM, Pacific Standard Time on January 5, 2017.
The 8-hour delay allows the media in the rest of the world to catch up and prepare their stories for publication. So officially, the launch date for the desktop Kaby Lake processors, as well as the Intel 200 Series chipsets, is January 5, 2017.
The Desktop Kaby Lake Processors
The desktop Kaby Lake processors offer evolutionary upgrades over their desktop Skylake counterparts. The key improvements include :
- a new 14 nm+ tri-gate process technology that delivers 12% higher clock speeds
- hardware decoding of H.264, HEVC Main, VP9 (10-bit and 8-bit) video.
- hardware encoding of H.264, HEVC Main, VP9 (8-bit only) video.
- support for HDCP 2.2 and Intel Optane Technology
- improved graphics processor
- Intel Speed Shift 2, which allows for faster switching of clock speeds
For more information on Intel Kaby Lake, take a look at The Intel Kaby Lake Processor Tech Briefing.
Here is the list of the desktop Kaby Lake (Kaby Lake-S) processors that will be announced at CES 2017.
|Processor Model||Cores | Threads||Base Frequency||L3 Cache||TDP||Socket||Launch Price|
|Xeon E3-1205 v6||4 | 8||3.0 GHz||8 MB||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Core i7-7700K||4 | 8||4.2 GHz||8 MB||95 W||LGA1151||US$ 349|
|Core i7-7700||4 | 8||3.6 GHz||8 MB||65 W||LGA1151||US$ 309|
|Core i7-7700T||4 | 8||2.9 GHz||8 MB||35 W||LGA1151||TBD|
|Core i5-7600K||4 | 4||3.8 GHz||6 MB||95 W||LGA1151||US$ 239|
|Core i5-7600||4 | 4||3.5 GHz||6 MB||65 W||LGA1151||US$ 219|
|Core i5-7600T||4 | 4||2.8 GHz||6 MB||35 W||LGA1151||TBD|
|Core i5-7500||4 | 4||3.4 GHz||6 MB||65 W||LGA1151||US$ 199|
|Core i5-7500T||4 | 4||2.7 GHz||6 MB||35 W||LGA1151||TBD|
|Core i5-7400||4 | 4||3.0 GHz||6 MB||65 W||LGA1151||US$ 189|
|Core i5-7400T||4 | 4||2.4 GHz||6 MB||35 W||LGA1151||TBD|
|Core i3-7300||2 | 4||4.0 GHz||6 MB||51 W||LGA1151||TBD|
|Core i3-7310T||2 | 4||3.4 GHz||6 MB||35 W||LGA1151||TBD|
|Pentium G4620||2 | 2||3.8 GHz||4 MB||51 W||LGA1151||TBD|
|Pentium G3950||2 | 2||3.0 GHz||4 MB||35 W||LGA1151||TBD|
|Pentium G3930||2 | 2||2.9 GHz||4 MB||35 W||LGA1151||TBD|
The Intel 200 Series Chipsets
The desktop Kaby Lake processors will be supported by these Intel 200 Series chipsets :