Kaby Lake delayed to Late Q3

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Overtask, Mar 17, 2016.

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  1. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    There were rumblings previously that Kaby Lake would be pushed from Q2 to Q3, looks like this may be the case (for mobile chips at least). They may come out just as the school season starts if the positioning in the slide is accurate.

  2. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    They'll be in the Razer Blade 2017.
  3. Brastic

    Brastic Active Member

    I would be surprised. Even if Intel hits the target of Q3, that gives Razer only a couple of months to get the chips in hand. Run the test units and then ramp up production. Look at how long it took for Skylake to get into major production.
  4. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    Kaby Lake is such an incremental upgrade that they may be more timely than usual. Though I doubt Cannon Lake will make it into Blade 2018.
  5. Eoinmc97

    Eoinmc97 Member

    The reason for the delay apparently is not because of the chips, but becuse of the Chipset Z200 communication issues. Not like much will change given Intel's performance increase has slowed lately.
    Actually, isn't Kaby Lake more to be about expanding PCI-E lanes and connectivity options?
  6. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    Optane storage too, although I don't think most manufacturers will equip laptops with it soon.
  7. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

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  8. Ur2eZ_4_Me

    Ur2eZ_4_Me Active Member

    Tracking updates to CPUs and GPUs is a terrible compulsive behavior that leaves you scared to purchase any computers or parts.
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  9. Murakumo

    Murakumo Active Member

    This has led me to skipping the 2016 Blade... but I have to wonder, will it lead me to skipping the 2017 Blade too? =P
  10. GSSGaming

    GSSGaming Well-Known Member

    But at the end of the day, Pascal is around the corner so no one is really buying mid range GPU's and Skylake is going to be beast for years.

    So for now I will complain about 2 GB of VRAM.
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