When the fuck are they announcing the processors?
Kaby Lake will add native USB 3.1 support, whereas Skylake motherboards require a 3rd-party add-on chip in order to provide USB 3.1 ports. It will also feature a new graphics architecture to improve performance in 3D graphics and 4K video playback.
Kaby Lake will add native HDCP 2.2 support.
Kaby Lake will add full fixed function HEVC Main10/10bit and VP9 10bit hardware decoding.
Yeah it is a tick
Broadwell had a few 14nm CPUs released on the desktop
Skylake main 14nm desktop launch.
And now we soon have kaby lake.
tfw reading marketing drivel
I don't see any USB 3.1 on the Kaby Lake CPU there. Only on the PCH of the Y-series. The SoC Kaby Lakes only have 3.0: sucks to be their tablets having to put USB-C connectors on USB 3.0 in 2016 when Samsung and Qualcomm will both be shipping 3.1. Only 2 memory channels. And still only gigabit eth. No 10gig. Intel make the chipset, but still don't want to include it.
I don't see the right bus for 3D X-Point support in there.
Looks like it's barely touching the processor, and spoiler alert: the 'new graphics architecture' is PowerVR Wizard, which means proprietary drivers like Broadwell.
Intel's failure to 'tock' means AMD's going to be on a similar process node and will finally have the chance to catch up with Zen.
This could be very interesting.