Kaby Lake Won’t be Using Intel Core M Name for i5 and i7 Processors
Rumours point towards the fact that Skylake’s successor, Kaby Lake, with 14nm features might result in Intel dropping Intel Core M name. Instead of this with the new tech processors will be named m3, i5 and i7 respectively (for some reason, m3 is still there). The new architecture will also be enabling new features like USB 3.1 and improved GPU performance as well.
Beach life has got its hands on some Kaby Lake specs. You can check out the leaks in this link.
Kaby Lake-Y is said to have 4.5-watt dual core chips coupled with Intel HD 615 graphics. The Core M3 7Y30 will have a 1 GHz CPU with 2.6 GHz turbo boost and 300/900 MHz graphics. On the other hand, the Core i5 7Y54 will have a 1.2 GHz CPU with 3.2 GHz turbo boost and 300/950 MHz graphics.
The top of the line Core i7 7Y75 will have a 1.3 GHz CPU w/3.6 GHz turbo boost and 300/1050 MHz graphics.
The Kaby Lake U processors will get 15-watt dual core chips coupled with Intel HD 620 graphics. The Core i3 7100U has a 2.4 GHz CPU with 300/1000 MHz graphics. On the other hand, Core i5 7200U has a 2.5 GHz CPU with 3.1 GHz turbo boost and 300/1000 MHz graphics.
Last but not the least, the Core i7 7500U has a 2.7 GHz CPU with 3.5 GHz turbo boost and 300/1050 MHz graphics.
Kaby Lake is coming out and it will be based on the Intel 7th gen series. These processors will be the next big thing out of Intel but the naming scheme is a bit confusing and it will take a while before users get used to the product names.
In short, the Y series chips are much slower than the rest and this will be the most confusing of all. If you remember this then this will make things a bit better and easier to remember.
These are leaks and we do not know at this point about pricing or the release of these new processors.