Intel didn't mention gaming performance increases, as the chips are aimed more at creators and researchers, but gamers can probably expect a similarly modest gain. "Our 10th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Plus graphics are built on the new Gen11 graphics architecture that almost doubled graphics performance".
However, owners of Kaby Lake-G powered products shouldn't worry about their devices becoming completely useless just yet, as Intel has vowed to follow its standard policy of providing driver support to Kaby Lake-G for five years from the launch of the product. Alongside, Intel announced Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 will help demanding processes perform better by distributing the workloads to the fastest cores. In terms of clock speeds, base clock speeds start from 3.0GHz.
For that, Intel has turned to an additional new workstation product line, the Xeon W-22xx series chips.
Intel reaffirmed that the duo of CPUs are geared towards the High-End Desktop (HEDT) market and feature Intel Deep Learning Boost, which grants the chips an AI inference improvement of 2.2x in relation to the company's existing HEDT CPUs. The X-Series prices range from $590 to $979 depending also on the cores; there are four options. From Intel's vantage point, using G-series chips would allow OEMs to theoretically save space with smaller motherboard designs by forgoing larger dGPU solutions.
"We skipped that SKU because from a value proposition it didn't make economic sense for us", he said, adding that Velocity Micro is evaluating the new Xeon W processors. Boosted clock speeds, on the other hand, going all the way to 4.8GHz. Each of the models has support for 72 PCIe lanes and memory support up to 1 TB alongside security measures like Intel vPro and ECC. The W-2265 retails at $944.
Intel says that these new workstation CPUs will also be available in November, but did not specify an exact date.