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January 4, 2017

CES 2017: Intel debuts 7th-gen Kaby Lake chips for desktop

The launch was part of its announcements at CES 2017.

By CBR Staff Writer

Chip giant Intel has unveiled its new 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors for desktops and performance laptops.

The launch was part of its announcements at CES 2017.

Launched at CES 2017, Intel’s new 7th Generation Intel Core family of Kaby Lake processors is based on its 14nm process technology, delivering improved performance.

The processor introduces a new media engine designed for 4K UHD content – for viewing, streaming, creating and sharing.

Intel said: “The result is new PCs that have incredible performance and responsiveness, richer visuals with better integrated graphics, more refined and expanded user experiences, longer battery life, and the ability to take full advantage of the immersive internet.”

In August last year, the company launched its first products in the 7th Gen Intel Core processor Kaby Lake chip

Featuring over 40 new performance-class processors, Intel claims that the 7th Gen Intel Core vPro processors can extend battery life of new PCs for up to 10 hours compared with a 5-year-old PC.

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According to the company, the processors can also increase productivity by 65%.

To strengthen security, 7th Gen Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors come with advancements in hardware-enhanced security and two-factor authentication built in to the silicon.

For consumers, this eases the hassle of remembering and typing in passwords. It also offers secure payments through fingerprint touch-to-pay.

Intel Client Computing Group senior vice president and general manager Navin Shenoy said: “For consumers, this frees up the hassles of remembering and typing in passwords. It also offers secure payments through fingerprint touch-to-pay.”

For enterprise clients, the new processors bring Intel Authenticate as a hardware-enhanced multi-factor authentication solution.

Intel is expanding its security partnership with Microsoft and plans to integrate Windows Hello and Intel Authenticate together.

In gaming and virtual reality space, the company’s processors offer the power to drive system-intensive games.

For content creators, 7th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel HD7 and Intel Iris Plus Graphics offer laptops the capabilities and graphics to create, stitch and share 4K UHD 360-degree videos.

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