The primary Kaby Lake CPUs in the form of the 7600 and 7700 series have been released last week (and took most aattention), there also have been a number of Pentium processors launched, as it now seems something interesting is happening there as a couple of models have hyper-threading enabled.
A user called J_C_W from our colleagues in the Dutch HWI forums noticed the HT enabled Pentiums on the Intel ARK. The models with Hyper-threading would be the:
Historically the last generations Pentium processors only had two cores, and never ever had hyper-threading enabled. This new feature will make the 60 euro processors behave and likely perform at Core i3 level performance. The one thing the Pentium will not support is the AVX2 instruction set, which mainly is handy and very fast with video edition/transcoding. It might be a terrific processor for a low cost net-PC.
The HT enablement has been verified with Intel. It is not a typo in the ARK processor database.
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