Intel: Kaby Lake Quad-Core ULV Processors in 2017
That Intel's Kaby Lake processors should be launched very soon is pretty certain based on all the news right now, especially since first benchmarks leaked as well (i7-7500U, we reported).
We got a picture from a presentation where we can see the dual-core U-series processors (15 and 28 Watts, with Intel HD Graphics and Intel Iris Graphics) and also a quad-core version with Intel HD Graphics and 15-Watt TDP, as well as a more powerful quad-core version with Intel HD Graphics and 18-Watt TDP within the more powerful H-series lineup. Both chips will, however, probably need some time and should be released in the second half of 2017.
The really interesting aspect from this limited amount of information is that both the normal dual-core processors as well as the new quad-core chips are specified with a similar TDP (15 W U-series, 18 W H-series). The "normal" quad-cores from the H-series on the other hand are specified with a 45-Watt TDP. It is also interesting that the TDP values of the H and U-series are similar to the Skylake generation. A quad-core chip in combination with the more powerful Intel Iris Graphics ("3e") is not listed.