Intel Quietly Launches New Kaby Lake Core i3-7340, 7320T, 7120T And Xeon E3-1200 v6 Series Processors


Amid the spectacle of new CPU and GPU architectures that have been dominating the headlines for the past several weeks, Intel has gone and quietly added a handful of new processors to its Kaby Lake and Xeon stacks. These can be seen in the latest update to Intel's 7th generation Core processor family specifications datasheet, which is a compilation of device and document errata, specification clarifications, and changes to Intel's product family.

The latest update sees the addition of a several new Core i3 desktop processors based on Intel's Kaby Lake architecture, along with several more mobile oriented Kaby Lake-U series system-on-chip (SoC) options for thin and light laptops, certain all-in-one configurations, mini PCs, and things of that sort. Here is the look at the new desktop processors:

Intel Kaby Lake Graph

These new entries join half a dozen existing models that range in price from $117 (Core i3-7100T and Core i3-7100T) to $168 (Core i3-7350K), all of which are dual-core processors with Hyper Threading support and either 3MB or 4MB of L3 cache. The new additions flesh out the stack and give customers more pricing options at a wide range of clockspeeds.

Switching focus to the Kaby Lake-U category, here is a look at the new processors Intel just added:

Intel Kaby Lake-U Graph

There are all low power 15W processors, though not so low as to relegate a cooling fan unnecessary. Each processor is also boasts two physical cores and four threads, and two of the new entries support Turbo clocking to temporarily hit faster clockspeeds as necessary.

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v6

The last addition from Intel is a new Xeon processor, the Xeon E3-1285 v6. It is a quad-core chip with Hyper Threading support, and is clocked at 4.1GHz to 4.5GHz. The new chip also features 8MB of L3 cache and Intel Graphics HD P630, and has a TDP of 91W. Those specs are nearly identical to Intel's Core i7-7700K processor, save for the base clockspeed, which is set at 4.2GHz on that part.

Pricing information was not available for the new Xeon processor, but considering that the Xeon E3-1280 v6 that sits just beneath it cost $612, the E3-1285 v6 is going to be an expensive CPU.

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