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 Kaby Lake is the first CPU produced under Intel’s new plan. The plan started with a “tock”—a CPU shrink (22nm Haswell to 14nm Broadwell), then a “tick” of efficiency improvement (14nm Broadwell to 14nm Skylake). Intel wasn’t ready to produce another tock yet, though. Instead we got a second tick, an “optimized” 14nm Kaby Lake. The question is whether there really is much improvement from Skylake to Kaby Lake, or is Intel just stalling while it looks for a way to stretch Moore’s Law even further.


http://www.pcworld.com/article/3127250/hardware/intel-kaby-lake-review-what-optimization-can-do-for-a-14nm-cpu.html

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getting tired of these fake i5/i7 cpus

quad core or bust
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Fixed title.
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Down with this pseudo quad core madness. They should have i5 with 4 physical cores.
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getting tired of these fake i5/i7 cpus

quad core or bust

Because everything on the face of the planet requires a full quad core processor... right? rolleyes.gif
     
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Because everything on the face of the planet requires a full quad core processor... right? rolleyes.gif

yes it does
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Because everything on the face of the planet requires a full quad core processor... right? rolleyes.gif
I think his point is that they shouldn't be putting dual cores as i5 or i7 models. It just confuses uninformed people into buying overpriced laptops.
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Ultra-low power. Everyone including myself should become knowledgeable with Intels suffixes.
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Ultra-low power. Everyone including myself should become knowledgeable with Intels suffixes.
True, but the average Joe isn't going to go out of his way to research a CPU. You'll be lucky if they even ask for any help besides using some knowledge they overheard about PCs over the years.
 
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It's easy to pick out the quadcores with the Q in cpu model number.
Just assume every other chip are 2 core +ht
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