Posted by Ars Technicode on Monday, January 26, 2020 08:09:49Intel has been working on its new “Titan” processors since 2013, but the company has been waiting for Intel’s next-generation “Kaby Lake” CPU cores to arrive, a time when Intel will likely need to address the power consumption issues it had with the previous generation of processors.
The new “K” CPU core is Intel’s new low-power CPU architecture and is intended to replace the “Haswell” processor family, which was announced in November.
“Kabi” is short for “key innovation” in the Intel parlance, and is the code name for the new chips.
“We’re really excited about the new Kaby Lake processor family,” Intel president Mark Bohr said in an interview with Bloomberg last week.
“And this is the first chip in the Kaby lake family that is really delivering on what we promised.”
Intel has been touting the new CPU cores as faster than previous generations, but it’s not clear whether the new processor cores can achieve the same performance.
Intel has not revealed exact clock speeds, but we can assume they will be higher than previous-generation CPUs.
We know from AMD’s Zen architecture, which is based on the same 14nm process, that it will be the fastest, but not the fastest CPU in the world.
Intel will have to work to find the right combination of CPU cores for the next-gen chips, but Intel has hinted that its new KABOOM CPUs will be able to handle up to 16 cores per socket, which will make them a competitive alternative to the current “Ryzen” CPUs.