Intel’s 7th generation processor helps bring 4K mainstream


    To no surprise, Intel focused a lot of attention on how the new 7th generation processor will allow you to easily view, edit, and create 4K video. The new lineup (Code name: Kaby Lake) will also deliver up to a 12% performance increase and a blazing 19% faster web experience over the previous generation processor released just last year.

    Check out the complete list of features if consuming 4K video flawlessly or enjoying beautiful UHD graphics while gaming on your ultra thin notebook sounds too good to be true.

    The 7th gen lineup boasts support for the new HEVC 10 and VPC 9 decoder. Other features improved upon over last year is a low power premium audio, hassle-free facial recognition, and of course input support for touch, voice, and stylus. Intel has managed to pack all of this power using a new process they call 14nm+.

    As 4K video becomes more mainstream, Customers demand should grow for mobile systems that allow consuming 4K UHD video on the go. Intel’s latest gen processor was designed to handle this while also touting an estimated 9.5 hours of battery during 4K playback.

    Intel: Chris Walker (Above) demonstrating the possibilities of thin and light PCs that the new 7th generation processors will power.

    By integrating what has historically been offloaded to a GPU back into the processor this will allow manufacturers to take advantage of the space that is now available. Though no official announcements from manufacturers, we should be able to expect lighter and more powerful ultra book announced soon.

    John Niedbala
    John Niedbala is the Editor-in-Chief and writer for Fanvive. When he's not working, you'll likely find him on the tennis court or trying a new local restaurant.