Wednesday, August 31, 2016

New Intel chip Kaby Lake developed in Israel

(Israel) Intel Corp. has unveiled its new seventh generation core processors. This generation of processors known as Kaby Lake, which was built for the immersive Internet, was developed at Intel Israel's development centres.

Intel VP and general manager Intel Israel Development Centers Ran Senderovitz said that the performance of the seventh generation chips was improved by 12% for applications and 19% for Internet use compared with the sixth generation chips.

He added, "Moreover, if you have computer at home that is four or five years old and then bought a PC with a seventh generation processor you'd see an improvement in speed of up to 70% in routine tasks."

There’s an addition to Kaby Lake: a new media-processing engine. This performs VP9 and 10-bit HEVC/H.265 decoding in hardware, as well as the usual 1080p HEVC, to reduce power usage even when viewing high-res video – meaning more internet streaming before your battery runs out. Intel calls this "All Day 4K" where "all day" means "nine and a half hours." This video engine also enforces anti-piracy DRM protections as required by the major studios. Hollywood bosses didn't want to stream 4K ultra high-def content from online clouds without mechanisms in place to thwart casual rippers, and so Intel gave the entertainment giants what they wanted.

I wonder when the boycott Israel crowd are going to give the latest Intel chips a miss. I suppose they will all flock to the North Korean Red Star system in which to substantiate their righteous political agenda.

Yeah, right.