Intel Kaby Lake-S Has 15 Percent More Input/Output Lanes
Intel is shifting into top gear to launch its third generation 14nm processor, the Intel Kaby Lake-S, which is a minor upgrade to the Skylake generation.
This high-end processor is a quad core with eight threads, and will bring some small changes compared to Skylake. The Intel Kaby Lake-S will be faster on the same TDP of Skylake, however, Intel is not saying this about the actual clock speeds.
The fastest Skylake in the market is Intel Core i7-6700K, which has a base clock of 4.0 GHz and it reaches 4.2 GHz on turbo, with Kaby Lake Core i7 7x00K being slightly faster than this Skylake processor.
According to Intel, the Kaby Lake-S has 15 percent more high speed input/ output lanes. However, these are only just 4 extra PCI express lanes, so don’t get your hopes up.
Intel Kaby Lake-S supports Intel Optane Storage technology and also Intel Rapid Storage 15, which is unique to Kaby Lake. Intel has mod the motherboard manufacturers to update their motherboards to support PCI-e drives and will also do the same with Intel Optane storage technology, which will rely on PCI-3 Gen 3.
The company will also integrate the support for DDR4-2400 RAM, and the integrated graphics processor will be upgraded too, so expect slightly better game performance. The desktop CPUs will arrive in the market in the second quarter of 2016.
Last month, benchmarks for Intel Kaby Lake leaked on the Internet. The benchmark tests were run on a 64 bit Windows 10, and according to the arithmetic benchmarks the processor is capable of 118.71 Gigaoperations per second across eight threads. While for the display, the chip can handle 313.84 Megapixels per second