Intel 7th Gen vs 6th Gen

friendlyzombie

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Intel's website shows a slower clockspeed for its Core i7 seventh generation processor compared to sixth generation. Is that possible?

Reply #1: Now I'm really confused.
 

k1114

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Manddy edited his post and took out the misinfo. Just to clarify, the currently released 7th gen are only the low end, low tdp models which is why they are so slow speed. These have very low tdps, 4.5w and 15w and are used in tablets, 2 in 1 laptops, thin ultrabooks, that sort of thing. The speed is actually higher vs the same tdp skylake. Skylake 4.5w cpu is 1.1ghz-2.8ghz and kaby lake 4.5w cpu is 1.3ghz-3.6ghz. The higher end models will come out later (January?) with the 7700k supposed to be 4.2ghz with 4.5ghz turbo vs the 6700k which is 4.0ghz with 4.2ghz turbo.

Don't forget that this gen is only a refresh: an optimization of skylake. It's not going to be an improvement like other gens and suspected to have the same ipc just like the haswell refresh vs haswell.
 

k1114

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They are not optimized mid release. The only time the architecture is optimized is for a refresh. The whole lineup isn't released all at once is to build up supply. The low power skus were released/manufactured first because more people are buying tablets and 2 in 1s vs laptops. They have to compete more with arm in that segment and don't have that issue in the higher segments.

You can even look at last gen. The 6700k came out first. The top dog coming out first already proves everything you said wrong.
 

manddy123

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Thanks for the corrections, seemed my sources were wrong.
Will read more about that, ^^
 

k1114

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Manddy edited his post and took out the misinfo. Just to clarify, the currently released 7th gen are only the low end, low tdp models which is why they are so slow speed. These have very low tdps, 4.5w and 15w and are used in tablets, 2 in 1 laptops, thin ultrabooks, that sort of thing. The speed is actually higher vs the same tdp skylake. Skylake 4.5w cpu is 1.1ghz-2.8ghz and kaby lake 4.5w cpu is 1.3ghz-3.6ghz. The higher end models will come out later (January?) with the 7700k supposed to be 4.2ghz with 4.5ghz turbo vs the 6700k which is 4.0ghz with 4.2ghz turbo.

Don't forget that this gen is only a refresh: an optimization of skylake. It's not going to be an improvement like other gens and suspected to have the same ipc just like the haswell refresh vs haswell.
 

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