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Intel Kaby Lake - no improvement over Skylake

MalaboogaMalabooga Member UncommonPosts: 2,977
edited November 2016 in Hardware
http://wccftech.com/intel-kaby-lake-core-i5-7600k-review/

turns out Kabylake is literally little OCed Skylake

no IPC gains, no efficiency gains (a bit higher stock clocks, a bit higher stock performance and a bit higher stock power consumption)

intel-kaby-lake-core-i5-7600k-review_ipc

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  • Saxx0nSaxx0n PR/Brand Manager BitBox Ltd.Member UncommonPosts: 999
    My gamble with skylake chipset is paying off nicely then  =)
  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,438
    It looks like 8% faster due to faster clock speeds, and a minor upgrade to the integrated GPU.

    Nothing that would be worth upgrading to, but it's 8% more performance that AMD has to catch somehow.
     
  • 13lake13lake Member UncommonPosts: 718
    The only Kaby Lake that's worth getting is the Kaby Lake-X quad-core on the new extreme X299 chipset. This one not so much.
  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Member EpicPosts: 16,775
    I predict Moores Law

    Please do not respond to me, even if I ask you a question, its rhetorical.

    Please do not respond to me

  • 13lake13lake Member UncommonPosts: 718
    SEANMCAD said:
    I predict Moores Law
    If this is reply to my post, then it is pointless spam, and i politely ask mods to remove the post, considering it is completely unconnected to what i wrote.

    The redeeming qualities of Kaby Lake-X are better IHS, larger die area, possible L4 cache implementation, high tdp margin, which would all lead to a very possible, very fast 5.0GHz clocked cpu without a gpu on board.
  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Member EpicPosts: 16,775
    13lake said:
    SEANMCAD said:
    I predict Moores Law
    If this is reply to my post, then it is pointless spam, and i politely ask mods to remove the post, considering it is completely unconnected to what i wrote.

    The redeeming qualities of Kaby Lake-X are better IHS, larger die area, possible L4 cache implementation, high tdp margin, which would all lead to a very possible, very fast 5.0GHz clocked cpu without a gpu on board.
    I predict that once everything is said and done released and fully reviewed that this generation will be as expected which is the same incremental leap in performance that each of the past generations where.

    Its not spam, I am just giving you my prediction. You dont have to like the prediction or agree with it but I am not changing it.


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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 22,131
    SEANMCAD said:
    I predict Moores Law
    And I predict that the sun will rise in the east tomorrow.  You only get credit for making non-obvious predictions.
  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Member EpicPosts: 16,775
    Quizzical said:
    SEANMCAD said:
    I predict Moores Law
    And I predict that the sun will rise in the east tomorrow.  You only get credit for making non-obvious predictions.
    my prediction contradicts what the OP is asserting at the moment.

    Please do not respond to me, even if I ask you a question, its rhetorical.

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  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,061
    Should be no surprise, we saw pretty much the same thing with Haswell->Devil's Canyon, you could even say Haswell -> Broadwell, that was so "similar" they didn't even widely release desktop SKUs of that CPU.
  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,061
    Vrika said:
    It looks like 8% faster due to faster clock speeds, and a minor upgrade to the integrated GPU.

    Nothing that would be worth upgrading to, but it's 8% more performance that AMD has to catch somehow.
    Nah, AMD doesn't have to catch Intel in performance. They just need to be competitive on price vs performance.

    Of course, catching them in performance would certainly not hurt.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,014
    Moore's law is slowing down. Skylake to Kaby Lake will be 3 - 3.5 years instead of the traditional 2. Counts are still increasing but the pace at which they're increasing is slowing and what happens after 7nm is uncertain.

    10nm is likely more than a year away so I guess the attraction of the platform will be on price and features vs Skylake.
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  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,061
    Intel is slowing down. I don't know about Moore's Law
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,014
    Ridelynn said:
    Intel is slowing down. I don't know about Moore's Law
    It's probably a little of both in reality.
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  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,438
    Ridelynn said:
    Vrika said:
    It looks like 8% faster due to faster clock speeds, and a minor upgrade to the integrated GPU.

    Nothing that would be worth upgrading to, but it's 8% more performance that AMD has to catch somehow.
    Nah, AMD doesn't have to catch Intel in performance. They just need to be competitive on price vs performance.
    Thank you, I stand corrected.

    If prices on that article are correct, Kaby Lake processors will cost the same as Sky Lake while being 8% faster. So AMD has also the option to decrease their prices by 8% to compete.
     
  • MalaboogaMalabooga Member UncommonPosts: 2,977
    Theres no "8% improvement" Kaby Lake performs pretty much identically to Skylake. Even GPU

    intel-kaby-lake-core-i5-7600k-review_3dmark-firestrike

  • MalaboogaMalabooga Member UncommonPosts: 2,977
    edited November 2016
    i5-6500 OCed to 5100 MHz (yeah no "k" needed for OC on Skylake, so why would anyone pay "premium" for Kaby Lake "k" just to be able ot OC....or any other Kaby Lake chip as you 99,99% cannot OC them like Skylake chips and they bring 0 improvements to the table...)





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  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    edited November 2016
    "Intel's incremental performance increases may not appear to be cataclysmic, but the first products with the 14nm+ process target a majority of workloads that are relevant to mobile users. In all, the refinements will give many users a reason to upgrade from older systems, but they surely will not spur tech enthusiasts to discard their Skylake mobile devices in favor of Kaby Lake designs."

    This was the summary - in August - in:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-7th-gen-core-kaby-lake-preview,4728.html

    Comments on Intel#s presentations in the article; there are other articles as well: at http://www.anandtech.com/show/10802/desktop-kaby-lakes-lineup-base-frequencies-chipset-names

    And this mirrored in the Kirby Lake vs. Sky Lake "summary" in the article the OP linked.

    So nothing we see in the coming weeks / months should come as a surprise.There will be gains in certain applications and improved power efficiency in certain applications. Especially in mobile. (Won't hurt the growth of Small Form Factor either.)

    Crucial for manufacturers is the fact that Kaby Lake is drop in compatible for Sky Lake. This is huge as it makes it much easier for everyone in the manufacturing chain to recover their investment costs and for production yields to be optimised ultimately bringing prices down. 
  • MalaboogaMalabooga Member UncommonPosts: 2,977
    edited November 2016
    Kaby Lake comes with new platform. And there are still piles of unsold Hswell as well as Skylake chips with their accompanying platforms in the market which havent come down in price.

    What you say would happen only if manufacturers completely ignore new platform and just continue making Skylake platform.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,014
    Malabooga said:
    Kaby Lake comes with new platform. And there are still piles of unsold Hswell as well as Skylake chips with their accompanying platforms in the market which havent come down in price.

    What you say would happen only if manufacturers completely ignore new platform and just continue making Skylake platform.
    They're not going to skip production of a platform. That's ludicrous. Partners don't care if there is a performance increase. They care that there are "new" things to be marketed. They will make the boards and people will buy them over Skylake, unless they're much more expensive, because they will have some new features.

    We will need to see more benchmarks and comparisons by other thorough testers before any concrete declarations are made about gains and where those gains exist.

    You pay a premium for unlocked chips in any generation.

    I'm not really seeing your point. Are you suggesting that people still buy Skylake over Kaby Lake when they're released? Why, unless it's much more expensive and then they'll wait until a price drop.

    Remember when everyone said skip Skylake because all it offers is DDR4 and that's no better than DDR3. Yeah, where are those people now saying crazy things.
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  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Member EpicPosts: 16,775
    what chance to you guys think that once everything is settled and fully released and into production that the performance gain will be around the same % as last generation?

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  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,438
    Malabooga said:
    Theres no "8% improvement" Kaby Lake performs pretty much identically to Skylake.
    Stop lying, please



    Increase of 8.5%





    Increase of 6.8%




    Increase of 8.0% (red bar), and 7.6% (green bar)





    Increase of 7.8%






    Increase of 5.3%





    Increase of 8.8%





    Increase of 15.4%





    Increase of 7.6%



    That's about increase of 8%, or maybe 7%, mostly thanks to increased clock speed.
     
  • MalaboogaMalabooga Member UncommonPosts: 2,977
    mostly thanks to increased clock speed.

    and you can get that clockspeed with any Skylake CPU.

    No improvement whatsoever.

    intel-kaby-lake-core-i5-7600k-review_ipc

  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,061
    Malabooga said:
    Kaby Lake comes with new platform. And there are still piles of unsold Hswell as well as Skylake chips with their accompanying platforms in the market which havent come down in price.

    What you say would happen only if manufacturers completely ignore new platform and just continue making Skylake platform.
    It kinda looks like they are. Apple's newest line is Skylake. Razor's latest Blade is Skylake. The new MS Surface Studio is Skylake.
  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,438
    Malabooga said:
    mostly thanks to increased clock speed.

    and you can get that clockspeed with any Skylake CPU.

    No improvement whatsoever.

    intel-kaby-lake-core-i5-7600k-review_ipc
    That's a test for instructions per clock cycle, and I5-7600K is underclocked from its boost speed of 4.2GHz so that it would match I5-6600K.

    No side-by-side overclocking comparison has been done. We know that Kaby Lake is faster at stock speeds. We don't know how well it overclocks compared to Skylake. You're just inventing data.
     
  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 22,131
    Torval said:
    Moore's law is slowing down. Skylake to Kaby Lake will be 3 - 3.5 years instead of the traditional 2. Counts are still increasing but the pace at which they're increasing is slowing and what happens after 7nm is uncertain.

    10nm is likely more than a year away so I guess the attraction of the platform will be on price and features vs Skylake.
    I'm not sure what you're talking about.  Sky Lake has only been available for a little over a year.
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