Jan 05, 2017 08:00 AM EST
7th Gen Intel Kaby Lake Processors Will Be Suitable For Macs Of The Future
The future is bright for Macs after Intel introduced their 7th Gen Intel Kaby Lake processors some of which are suitable for future Mac desktops and MacBooks.
The Intel Kaby Lake processors for desktops offer reasonable performance and this has been proven true since its release August last year. Users have seen how promising it was, especially its video engine, which is the main focus of the processors without a big impact on battery life.
As for Intel Kaby Lake processors future use on Macs, Intel said that the new chips will increase its performance delivery by up to 20 percent in gaming notebooks and 25 percent for desktops, 9to5 Mac reported. The following Intel core chips and U-series chips will surely make its way to the future MacBooks and Mac desktops:
- Intel Kaby Lake processors with Intel Iris Plus graphics
- Intel Kaby Lake processors with Intel vPro technology
- Intel Xeon processors for mobile workstations
- H-series chips for high-performance laptops and battery life
- Y-series chips made for detachable with focus on high-performance and battery life
- S-series for desktop systems
Meanwhile, the U-series chips are designed for ultra-thin notebooks and 2 in 1 convertibles that will enhance productivity and creativity without sacrificing the battery life. Unlike any other processors, the U-series processors can provide up to 10-hour battery life.
This year's Intel Kaby Lake processors are optimized to meet consumer's expectations and needs. The processor's major update is on video decoder/encoder block, then there's improvement on the Speed Shift technology which was originally introduced by Skylake, a feature that allows the CPU to complete tasks as fast as possible, PC Gamer reported. What's more interesting is the fact that the new Intel chips will support Optane memory which will make the system faster with limited trade-offs from a system perspective said the director of mobile platform marketing at Intel, Karen Regis.
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