Intel has announced its 7th Gen Intel Core processors saying it's the perfect processor for new immersive experiences, including support for 4K Ultra HD, 360-degree video and virtual reality. Intel is calling these trends in how people consume and create content, in how people communicate and interact, immersive Internet.
To power these experiences, Intel's new 7th Gen Intel Core processors are specifically built to leverage performance and new media capabilities.
The new family of processors are faster and more responsive than before. Intel’s engineering and manufacturing teams have drawn even more out of our 14nm process technology with what they call 14nm+. 7th Gen Intel Core delivers up to 12 percent faster productivity performance1 and up to 19 percent faster web performance over previous generation from just a year ago.
Access to premium 4K UHD content will be possible with new computers powered by 7th Gen Intel Core. This means TV and movie fans will have access to this premium 4K UHD content streaming from studios like Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and providers like FandangoNOW. This is just the beginning as the market see 4K UHD content go mainstream over time.
Another benefit of these new processors is the ability to allow people to create, edit and share their own 4K UHD and 360-degree clips up to 15 times faster than on a five-year-old PC thanks to the work done under the hood with a new media engine.
Intel also says gamers will see a threefold improvement in graphics compared to a five-year-old PC, meaning you can play popular games like Overwatch anytime and anywhere on a thin, light laptop. And with Thunderbolt 3 support coming to more devices, gamers can use a single cord to plug in an external graphics dock and 4K UHD monitors for top-line gaming performance.
The company says some of the new 7th Gen Intel Core PCs are thinner than a phone, with the full performance expected from a PC.