Kaby Lake vs Skylake vs Broadwell – performance and specifications

Kaby Lake is the first Intel processor to deviate from Intel’s traditional “tick-tock” development cycle, offering instead an  extra optimisation step before another die shrink.

While hardware enthusiasts have worried about the reduction in processor optimisation and performance increases, the extra optimisation step seems to have kept up with expected levels of hardware improvement.

The processors are on the verge of release, and a number of sources have gotten their hands on the next generation of Intel processors.

PCWorld has published a review of the Kaby Lake Intel Core i5-7200U, comparing its performance to equivalent processors from previous generations.

Although these are mobile processors, the performance difference between the equivalent CPUs should be in line with Kaby Lake desktop processor performance improvements.

Check out the performance and specifications of the new Core i5-7200U Kaby Lake mobile CPU compared to previous generations:

Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-5200U
Code Name Kaby Lake Skylake Broadwell
Lithography 14nm 14nm 14nm
Physical Cores 2 2 2
Threads 4 4 4
Base Clock 2.50GHz 2.30GHz 2.20GHz
Boost Clock 3.10GHz 2.80GHz 2.70GHz
TDP 15W 15W 15W

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