Announced today, the 7th Gen Intel Core Processor series codenamed Kaby Lake is the Optimization phase within Intel’s new Process-Architecture-Optimization strategy or cadence cycle. If that sounded like Greek or Latin, then the 7th Gen Intel Core Processor is the successor to the 6th Gen Intel Core Processor and is all focussed on improving the existing architecture. What started with Broadwell and then made a tremendous improvement with Skylake will now end with Kaby Lake as the most optimized form of the current Intel Core microarchitecture. OEMs have already been getting U and Y-series SKUs of the new 7th Gen Intel Core Processors and devices sporting these units are ready to hit the shelves in the coming month, i.e. September 2016. Desktop CPUs of the 7th Gen Intel Core Processor will be announced early next year.