Intel Kaby Lake CPUs Suitable For MacBook Pro Refresh
It seems that Intel has been having excellent yield when it comes to Intel Kaby Lake CPUs and the company has been able to push out laptop level Kaby Lake CPUs ahead of time. Reports claim that these laptop-grade Intel Kaby Lake CPUs are suitable for the MacBook Pro refresh. Although we don’t know which particular Intel Kaby Lake CPUs are in question neither do we know specifics of these chips, it could be a possibility as the source of this lead has a good track record in the past.
These new CPUs will replace the sixth generation Skylake, these will be Intel’s 7th generation chips and they will offer faster communication as well as longer battery life as they are less power hungry compared to previous generation CPUs.
Key features of Intel Kaby Lake CPUs are as follows:
- 14-nanometer process
- Native USB 3.1 Generation 2 support,
- 10 Gbps speeds to the protocol
- Support for the 40 Gbps Thunderbolt 3
- Integrated graphics improvements
Intel Kaby Lake CPUs will be divided into five different classes, two of which will be for devices like the Retina MacBook and the MacBook Air. Others will be for laptops and servers. Although the sources that have revealed this information are pretty trustworthy, I think people should still wait for the official statement from companies before taking this to heart.
Kaby Lake CPUs are suitable for Apple devices but whether or not Apple chooses to opt for these CPUs is up to the company to decide. We will find out soon which path the company decides to take when it comes to the MacBook refresh. It is just a matter of time before something comes up. We will let you know about the developments in this story.
Let us know what you think could be the direction that Apple would take in this case.