PC enthusiasts are notorious for having this compulsive habit of keeping their PC rig up to date, even though they may not need to upgrade at all. Basically, if a person is really enthusiastic about their PC, they’ll want it to have the newest everything just so their rig can stay relevant. The parts they replace for newer ones might not need replacement at all but they’ll do it anyway and maybe Intel is starting to catch on to this compulsive buying habit of PC fanatics.
Why are we saying this? Well, their latest Core i7 Kaby Lake Processor isn’t really too much of an upgrade over the outgoing Skylake series. In fact, the performance gains are so negligible that we daresay that only the name and packaging has changed. Regardless of this, we’re certain that a lot of us had it pre-ordered and are now busy installing it on their motherboards. It’s new and relevant, yes but if one really cared about performance, they would be pretty disappointed.
The Kaby Lake processor was pretty hyped up but after its launch, we really don’t know how to feel. You can check this article to learn more about what this processor chip brings to the table in detail and decide for yourself if you should buy it or not. If you were going to upgrade from an i5 to an i7 anyways, then you might as well go ahead and purchase a Kaby Lake chip since it’s every bit as good as the Skylake – it’s just not better, as we expected it to be.
Your games aren’t going to run any faster and your CPU isn’t going to feel like magic if you already are using an i7 chip of an older model.