7th Gen CPUs Intel Core i7-7700K Flagship Kaby Lake Processor Listed For Pre-Order

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An online retailer has been listed Intel’s fastest Kaby Lake model months before its release. Intel Core i7-7700K will be the flagship offering. Improved clock speeds along with upright IPC increments will be delivered by Kaby Lake.

Intel Core i7-7700K Listed Online

Kaby Lake has already been introduced on low-power platforms. Intel would launch Kaby Lake for high-end and mainstream platforms in the months ahead. Mobility and desktop PCs would be included in it. Even as Kaby Lake and Skylake are alike, improvements to the 14nm node deliver increased competence and faster clock rates.14nm+ is the latest process by Intel, the most highly developed form of the 14nm node.

7th-gen-wafer-Intel Kaby Lake Desktop Lineup

Intel’s K Series Kaby Lake CPUs:

There are two “K” series models. These chips have an unlocked design which shows that they are made for overclocking. The flagship is the Core i7-7700K features 4 cores, 8 threads, and 95W TDP.  The base clock of 4.2 GHz and the boost clock of 4.5 GHz are in chip while featuring 8 MB of L3 cache. Model’s official part number is CM8067702868535.

The chip is available for pre-order at 360.35 € according to Estonian retail site, nearly $400 the US. As launch is still far away, the price is surely not final and overstated. Real price should be just like as the Core i7-6700K.

2nd chip Core i5-7600K is a quad-core chip without multi-threading hold up that packs 6 MB of L3 cache and a 95W TDP. The chip presents a base clock of 3.8 GHz and would turbo beyond 4 GHz.

Intel Kaby Lake Desktop Lineup:

SKU Name Cores/Threads Core Clock L3 Cache TDP Socket
Core i7-7700K 4/8 4.2 GHz 8 MB 95W LGA1151
Core i7-7700 4/8 3.6 GHz 8 MB 65W LGA1151
Core i7-7700T 4/8 2.9 GHz 8 MB 35W LGA1151
Core i5-7600K 4/4 3.8 GHz 6 MB 95W LGA1151
Core i5-7600 4/4 3.5 GHz 6 MB 65W LGA1151
Core i5-7600T 4/4 2.8 GHz 6 MB 35W LGA1151
Core i5-7500 4/4 3.4 GHz 6 MB 65W LGA1151
Core i5-7500T 4/4 2.7 GHz 6 MB 35W LGA1151
Core i5-7400 4/4 3.0 GHz 6 MB 65W LGA1151
Core i5-7400T 4/4 2.4 GHz 6 MB 35W LGA1151

According to Geekbench database many Kaby Lake desktop chips operating on an ASUS Z170-K motherboard. These chips include the Core i5-7400, Core i5-7500and Core i5-7600K.

These samples are already companionable with current motherboards. It’s up to Intel and their board partners to decide whether they would retain. Now 100-series and 200-series would permit compatibility with Kaby Lake chips but 200-series motherboards (Optane SSD support) will have better I/O capabilities.

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Expectations from Kaby Lake Desktop Processors:

Intel Kaby Lake processors will get increased core performance (expect the usual 5-10% improvement) except Intel plans to do a bit very different with Kaby Lake which seems highly implausible. The processors will keep the basic features such as improved full range BCLK overclocking and 95W “Unlocked” options.

The Intel 200-Series PCH will allow support for them. The Intel 200-series PCH will contain several SKUs such as Z270, H270, Q270, Q250 and B250. New chipset doesn’t include any major changes over the Skylake PCH. It does include support for Intel Optane technology. The new tech employs Intel’s 3D XPoint memory to deliver high-performance SSDs and memory solutions.

The KBL-PCH will maintain Mansion Beach (Optane SSD PCIe/NVMe Gen3 x4), Brighton Beach (Optane SSD PCIe/NVMe Gen3 x4) and Stony Beach (Optane Memory PCIe/NVMe Gen 3 x2 (m.2)) solutions.

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