Benchmarks and Comparisons
Intel teased its Speed Shift Technology with Skylake, and they have tweaked it even more with Kaby Lake. Kaby Lake should feature a faster slew rate to maximum frequency.
Using WebXPRT, Intel saw a 19% increase in web performance over comparable Skylake SKUs. In SYSmark 2014, Intel saw a 12% increase in productivity.
The power improvements are possibly the most impressive aspect of the new processors. While a 6th generation processor might have used 10.2W to playback local 4K HEVC 10-bit content, a 7th generation processor should be able to do the same at 0.5W. Even YouTube streaming should see improvements, increasing the amount of time you can stream video content on your mobile device without having to plug into a power source.
Intel also showed off some picture improvements brought forth by 7th generation core processors. Intel claims 10% quality improvement or bandwidth reduction. They also made a direct comparison of 4K AVC at 2 Mbps (6th generation CPU) versus 4K HEVC at 2Mbps (7th generation CPU).
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