Nex Gen?

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by TheNamelessPoet, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. TheNamelessPoet

    TheNamelessPoet Member

    So I was looking over the processors and wondering when the "nex gen" of processors will be out.

    I don't totally understand TBH what the Haswell vs Skylake vs etc is exactly.

    I am mostly just looking to educate myself. I went to a trade school 15 years ago and we didn't really learn THAT much lol. Not to mention it is like comparing a model T to a lambo at this point.
  2. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

    Kaby Lake is the series of Intel CPU's that are partially out with more coming early next year. If you're looking to build a high end machine, I'd wait for those.
  3. TheNamelessPoet

    TheNamelessPoet Member

    What is the difference? Cores? Speed seems to have stopped escalating so quickly so I just curious what is making it the "next gen"
  4. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

    Power efficiency, core architecture optimizations leading to doing calculations faster at the same speed, probably more pcie lanes...
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  5. TheNamelessPoet

    TheNamelessPoet Member

    So with better power efficiency does that mean better overclocking potential? Because better efficiency SHOULD mean lower temps right?

    What are pcie lanes? Are they the same as cores? I did see something about 14nm vs 10 nm. What is nm? nanomicroseconds? I know lower is better, because it means it is faster.

    Sorry for all the questions, just trying to learn again. I forgot how much I loved this stuff years ago. Hoping I can pick my own parts next time I want to upgrade :)
  6. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

    Depends on your definition of 'next-gen'. The 'official' generation after Skylake is Kaby Lake on the Intel side.
    Not necessarily on clocks, although smaller transistors require less power than larger ones and emit less heat as waste. , and no.
    nanometers. Lower isn't necessarily faster as other architecture changes typically give you increased performance. The same design at 10nm vs 14nm will perform similarly yet run cooler with less required power. You can see other examples like the Xbox360 over the years as they changed the underlying CPU to a more refined and modern process.

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