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Intel's current processor is Kaby Lake-Refresh (referred to as KBL-R), and WHL processors are mainly improved in the following aspects:
WHL will continue to optimize the frequency and energy efficiency at the architectural / physical level
The new generation of high performance PCH chipset / KBL-R chipset or 22nm process / WHL chipset should use 14nm process just as high-end Kaby Lake-U series chipsets
LPDDR4 memory may be supported (LPDDR4 memory is currently supported in the Cannonlake-U family and there are indications that WHL is compatible with CNL-U)
It is not clear whether the WHL processor will continue to use the 14nm process or the new 14nm process, and even assuming the same 14nm process will be used, Esasa believes that the WHL processor will perform better than the current KBL-R. Because Intel has more tools available, such as continuing to increase the CPU Wise Frequency acceleration Frequency to 4.5-4.6 GHz, even if this is the 15W TDP power U series, it could increase the acceleration frequency and voltage by 2-4 cores, thanks to improvements in WHL energy efficiency.
So his view is that if Intel announces WHL performance is higher than KBL-R, 15-20% should not be surprised.
As for the GPU core, we don't expect any improvement. It's still the same formula - the Gen9.5 architecture graphics unit. Now Kaby Lake, Kaby Lake-R, Coffee Lake-U are all using this core, so There will be no change in game performance and multimedia performance.
In short, the Whiskey Lake processor is competent if it is the successor to the KBL-R, but its architecture has not changed, so this is not a shocking upgrade.
PS: The Whiskey Lake processor is used for mobile processors. Intel can improve the performance of 15-20% mobile processor by optimizing TDP space, but the desktop processor is not the same, Core i7 The -8700K frequency is raised to the highest of 4.7GHz, the core is increased to 6 cores, and it will be upgraded to 8 cores this year. However, it is not easy to say whether the frequency can continue to increase. The number of upgrades for next-generation desktop processors is still unknown.