Last year, the desktop chip giant Intel released its own highly influential Skylake microarchitecture processor, although already the second time in 14-nanometer process, the generation of more mature but more suitable for high-performance desktop platforms. Commendable is that Intel finally no longer just preach more cattle for laptop or tablet's low-end Core Duo processor, but a return to the familiar desktop areas.
To this end, Intel took a long time, especially showing off two very characteristic processor Core i5-6600K and Core i7-6700K, mainly located in the gaming PC. At that time according to Intel CEO Brian 科兹安尼克 (Brian Krzanich) to say, the game market "continues to maintain double-digit growth."
According to recent rumors understood that, although the IDF 2016 Intel Developer Technical Information Summit is the first to demonstrate laptop Kaby Lake chips, but Intel is still very concerned about the field of PC gaming, and relevant for this market segment Kaby Lake desktop processors details have been released.
Fixed frequency increase
Skylake previous generation Core i5-6600K processor architecture, the fundamental frequency of 3.5GHz, Turbo Boost can be up to 3.9GHz. The most high-end Core i7-6700K higher fundamental frequency of 4GHz, Turbo can reach a maximum speed of 4.2GHz.
Needless to say, the current generation Core i7-6700K processor is indeed a stronger performance than the Core i7-4790 22-nanometer generation, you may think that because of the higher frequency (after all, the new chips are often higher than the older generation frequency) . However, it is worth noting that, Core i7-4790K and Core frequency of the fundamental frequency are 4.2GHz and 4.4GHz, slightly higher than the Core i7-6700K.
The leaked based on the latest processor architecture Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K, the fundamental frequency upgrade to 4.2GHz, Turbo Boost the highest rose to 4.5GHz. This means that, if the performance of each frequency supplied unchanged, higher frequency performance should be raised at least about 5%.
In addition, the frequency 4.5GH only a single core Turbo Boost maximum results if Intel offers better than the previous generation super capacity, and its performance can play in space imaginable. After all, overclocking is a great pleasure for gamers and enthusiasts, they are often able to deal with high-end overclocking (beyond the maximum Turbo), and ensure long-term stability through the rational use of the radiator.
The second-generation 14-nanometer process
Intel official in the IDC 2016 show, not much, but when talking about performance that was mentioned Kaby Lake processor will be "one of the highest performance products," claiming desktop platform will bring second-generation 14-nanometer manufacturing process technology "14nm +". According to Intel, the latest second-generation 14-nanometer process can be improved compared to the first generation to reach around 12% of the performance.
In other words, if a more comprehensive second generation 14nm technology, combined with the frequency of the above-mentioned increase, there is the strongest possible Kaby Lake processor can bring real improvement will not be small, at least 15% to 25 about%. Of course, there are specific tests to be their own players get after the new products.
Anyway, Kaby Lake looks like the ultimate winner will not only improve Kaby Lake underlying architecture, but also to enhance the frequency, and the second-generation 14-nanometer process, compared to Skylake platform is no less. I believe that those who desire performance, but has yet to start Core i7-6700K players, Kaby Lake is perhaps preferred not hesitate to start with.