Intel Kaby Lake Gets Benchmarked, Shows Decent Improvement Over Last Generation

Intel is getting ready to launch its 7th generation Core processors, also known as Kaby Lake. The new architecture won't bring anything major, since it is more of a Skylake refinement with improvements under the hood for better performance and power efficiency.

Intel is known for its Tick-Tock model, where every "tick" represents a shrinking of the process technology of the previous microarchitecture. The new Kaby Lake chips are still using the same 14nm manufacturing process and it's not a new architecture, so Intel's famous model could be dead. The company is also rumoured to struggling with Cannonlake architecture that is expected to be built using a 10nm process, but those chips got delayed.

Intel is at its final stages of launching its Kaby Lake CPU platform as the company begun mass production for OEM distribution back in June.