Intel’s Kaby Lake desktop processors are right around the corner, and are set to launch sometime in Q1 of 2017, right alongside AMD’s new Zen processors. Kaby Lake appears to have been delayed several times as Intel struggled to get Broadwell and Skylake sales into their proper places on the calendar year, and a January launch for Intel will be really weird – after the Christmas season and after the back-to-school sales, which means that it might get off to a slow start. Perhaps that’s not a bad thing in itself, because Kaby Lake isn’t set to be a game-changer for the CPU market. If recent benchmark leaks are anything to go by, it also won’t be setting records for performance benchmarks just yet, but it’s still an ideal upgrade from anyone still on Nehalem, Sandy Bridge, or Ivy Bridge platforms. Hit the jump to see where it stands performance-wise.