The CES 2017 Intel announcement has had several people excited and with good reason! Intel has now unveiled its 7th generation Kaby Lake processors in tandem with Optane Memory Support. These were highly awaited launches and have generated huge buzz as a result.
The CES 2017 Intel announcement details the 14nm+ process node on which these Kaby Lake processors are created. These will extend greater functionality across detachable devices, 2-in-1s, light and thin laptops and performance AIOs as per Tech2.
The CES 2017 Intel announcement also covered Y-series parts. These include low power Core i5, m3, vPro and i7. The U-Series is also expected to get 28W and 15W components. Intel Iris Plus graphics are also expected.
S-Series components are also expected for desktops. These will include the Core i3, i7 and i5 parts along with vPro support. Intel Xeon 45W parts have also been unveiled along with H-series processors.
There are brand new Q270 and Q250 chipsets for desktops along with the H270, Z270 and B250 chipsets. Mobile chipsets include the QM175, HM175 and CM238. Iris Plus graphics will offer better 3D performance, Quick Sync video and 4K capabilities.
Intel is now targeting mainstream integration of augmented and virtual reality via the 7th generation Kaby Lake processors. Optane Memory is targeted at devices using SSDs or hard disk drives on the slower side.
Why Can Optane Memory Be A Game Changer?
This will solve all issues through swift HDD acceleration for buyers. Application loading times will decrease while startup issues will also be fixed. There will also be intelligent file management, improvements in caching times and so on.
The 7th generation Intel Kaby Lake processors get exclusive Intel Authenticate Technology as per Gadgets 360. This technology ensures Bluetooth proximity, fingerprint, facial recognition and more. Protection Pin and location is also ensured likewise.
This can also be paired with Windows Hello as per reports. Project Evo was also discussed by Intel which will create technologies across multiple segments.