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Intel’s Skylake processors are getting a mid-generation refresh in the shape of the new Kaby Lake CPUs, launching today under the “7th generation Core” branding. In short, Kaby Lake is a revamp of the 14nm Skylake with a few efficiency and power improvements thrown in. It’s the chip that bridges the gap until the 10nm Cannonlake, which Intel has penciled in for 2017.

Kaby Lake also opens the door for Apple to finally upgrade its MacBook Pro (and maybe even Air) computers, after the Cupertino company opted to skip the Skylake architecture altogether with those models. Microsoft’s Surface Book suffered from a number of power management problems relating to Skylake, and other PC manufacturers also had to issue an aberrantly high number of firmware and driver updates for their Skylake machines. Apple’s abstinence from those chips could well have been motivated by those very same challenges, which Intel will surely have prioritized to fix with its new generation.

With Kaby Lake, Intel is emphasizing experiences rather than hard specs. Being a second “tock” in Intel’s tick-tock strategy, Kaby Lake isn’t really going to differentiate itself from its predecessor with pure power or stamina improvements, so Intel’s focus is on the kinds of things its new CPUs would let people do. At the top of the list is video: multiple streams of 4K content, 360-degree videos, and virtual and augmented reality applications. Intel wants to be part of delivering all of those to more people, along with functionality like Windows Hello, the facial identification login, which is supported across more laptop models now.

 

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