Assessing and Applying the Benefits of the Latest Intel 7th Generation Processors
These days everyone seems to walk around glued to their smartphone or tablet – whether they are browsing the net, checking email or just playing a game. Despite what some people may say, the internet is not magic, although admittedly it can seem as though it is sometimes.
At the end of the line there is a computer, feeding information back to the smart devices requesting it. This is just as true in the industrial world, where the so-called Internet of Things is sharing data on a previously unimagined scale.
Feeding this information monster, are hordes of servers and industrial computers, connected to networks, WANs or the web. People now need answers and information faster than ever, so the faster the performance of industrial PC or server, the better. This is where Captec’s new and improved range of industrial computers can help.
Powered by the latest 7th generation Core i processors, the IC range enables applications to function as never before. Using improved memory technologies and energy-efficient chipsets, they work faster and use less energy than any previous Intel CPUs. The 7th generation Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 desktop processors consume as little as 35W of power – with even the top-end CPU consuming a mere 95W. Your rack no longer needs to heat the rest of the building!
The processor update from Intel has allowed us to take advantage of enhancements across an entire spectrum of features, and then apply them to our IC range in conjunction with our series update. In terms of speed, the desktop CPUs are now running at rates 20 per cent faster than the previous generation. Laptops equipped with the latest mobile CPUs also offer a 20 per cent performance hike over a machine purchased three years ago. There are also improvements in energy efficiency, with the extremely low power Y-series processors consuming as little as 4.5W, making them ideal for the latest tablets and ultra-mobile computers. In the coming year, your new gadgets will be thinner, lighter and faster than any of their predecessors!
The U-series ultra low-power CPUs are aimed at everyday laptop computers which don’t need to be as light as a mobile device, but still need to be able to deliver when running desktop applications. These consume between 15-28W of power, meaning you can get the job done even running on low battery. Lastly, the H-series CPUs include high-performance graphics from the Intel Iris Plus chipset. These are designed for the latest gaming laptops, offering 1080P full HD graphics with blistering performance.
With other enhancements such as Optane memory and Ready Mode support enabling an instantly functional system straight from sleep and Thunderbolt 3 USB-C connectivity, the new 7th generation CPUs are blazing a trail for performance, battery life and connectivity.