"Intel's latest chips aren't that great"
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Intel's latest chips aren't that great
Intel's latest chips are not that great.
They don't exactly grab the attention of the general public.
However, a lot of people think that the latest generation should be better than the last.
But in the case of Intel's newest processors, that might not be true.
Intel's newest line of processors is known as Kaby Lake.
The desktop version of these processors were officially launched on January 3rd.
A number of sites have performed benchmarks on Kaby Lake processors and found they are far from a vast improvement on previous generations of Intel's processors.
Kaby Lake processors seem faster because the clock speed is set higher than older processors.
However, older processors can be made to run as fast and sometimes a bit faster than the new [UNKNOWN] processors by overclocking.
Overclocking allows a processor to run faster than it was designed to run.
So what does this mean?
It means if you have a relatively recent PC, these processors may not be the best reason to upgrade.
In fact, according to one test a six-year old Intel processor ran games about as well as Kaby Lake processors.
However you want to watch 4K Netflix on a PC, you'll need a Kaby Lake processor.
Newer storage technologies will also require the new chips.
For more information, check out CNET.com.
I'm Iyaz Akhtar, and I'll see you online.
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