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Intel's next-gen Core i3-7350K, entry-level OC monster?

Kaby Lake will enable sub $180 processors that will offer 4.5GHz or more
By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Nov 13, 2016 8:41 am

2017 is going to be one of the biggest years in the CPU war for the last decade, with AMD preparing its first real monster in forever with its next-gen Zen architecture, while Intel is preparing their new Kaby Lake architecture - and it looks like Intel might have a sub $180 processor up its sleeve that could really change things up.

 

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Intel's upcoming Core i3-7350K is an entry-level processor that is unlocked and ready for some overclocking fun, but how much will the chip overclock past its 4.2GHz default clock speed.

 

The Core i3-7350K will feature 4.2GHz boost clocks, 4MB of L3 cache, and will be the only K-series processor in the Core i3 Kaby Lake family. We're looking at a TDP of 91W, the same as the higher-end Core i5 and Core i7 models. We should expect the Core i3-7350K to rock 4 threads of CPU power, with 2 physical cores and 2 cores courtesy of Hyper-Threading.

 

But it's the $150-$180 price that will have everyone interested, as it means gamers on budgets won't need to lose out on major features like overclocking.

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