Kaby Lake Rocks!

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by JKnows, Aug 30, 2016.

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Are you upgrading to Kaby Lake?

  1. No

  2. Yes, from Broadwell / Skylake

  3. Yes, from Ivy Bridge / Haswell

  4. Yes, from Arrandale / Sandy Bridge

  5. Yes, from AMD

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  1. JKnows

    JKnows Notebook Consultant

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    Recent review from Notebookcheck shows very decent performance and efficiency improvement, maybe the biggest between the generations in the last 7 years. Finally the generation that we are waiting for?


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  2. Starlight5

    Starlight5 Don't call me Chris, my name is Elvis

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    Quad-core ULVs finally! Guess the time has come to upgrade my T734 to i7 quad, to be on par. =p
     
  3. Prototime

    Prototime Notebook Evangelist

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    It's too bad that Kaby Lakes weren't ready to go when Pascal launched. I'm missing out on it by a few months by buying a laptop now. Oh well.
     
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  4. Splintah

    Splintah Notebook Deity

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    Going to have to wait and see that the linux support is decent before getting a new motherboard for it, will also need ram.
     
  5. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I thought Microsoft owned Intel and AMD now... only Windows 10 will run?
     
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    DackEW Notebook Consultant

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    Hope not, If it will not run Windows 7, I stay with Skylake. Little undervolting, I have the same efficiency :). Maybe I'll buy Macbook with Kaby...
     
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    Rage Set A Fusioner of Technologies

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    I hope the OP is misplacing his sarcasm because Kaby Lake looks underwhelming. 10 to 15% increase over skylake. Here's hoping AMD does something...just something to force Intel's hand.

    Ars look at Kaby Lake.
     
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  8. JKnows

    JKnows Notebook Consultant

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    But why? When we have seen last time such a performance increase? In Winrar even 22%! And it is against Skylake, which was also significantly better than previous generations.
     
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    Rage Set A Fusioner of Technologies

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    Here's a quote from the article on Arstechnica on Kaby Lake

    CPU and GPU speed improvements come mostly from clock speed increases rather than architectural improvements, as they did in the Haswell refresh. Intel promises 12- to 19-percent better CPU performance over Skylake chips sold at the same price...Intel claims “double-digit” GPU performance improvements in the Y-series parts and 8- to 10-percent improvements in the U-series parts.

    Even the reported Kaby Lake K series isn't much of an improvement over the Skylake K series according to guru3d. It isn't until next year when Cannonlake and the 200 series chipset arrives when we will see explosive change.
     
  10. JKnows

    JKnows Notebook Consultant

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    I don't know what Cannonlake will bring, maybe just the same performance with lower power consumption. But this Kaby Lake is real deal, even 22% CPU performance increase! Whatever it is just clock speed increase or IPC.
    Anyway I disagree with article on Arstechnica, especially with the GPU part. HD Graphics 620 still equipped with just 24 Execution units, the clocks did not change! And the gaming performance is 20-30 percent higher on average. That is awesome and it is architectural improvements.

    Imagine undervolting Kaby Lake ;)
     
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