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Intel Core i7-7700K 'Kaby Lake' performance teased

Intel's next-gen 'Kaby Lake' based Core i7-7700K turns up on benchmarking software SiSoft SANDRA 2015.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Tue, Aug 30 2016 4:08 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

Just as we're recovering from the massive $1650 price of the Core i7-6950X, we're now seeing leaked benchmarks of Intel's upcoming Kaby Lake-based Core i7-7700K processor.

Intel Core i7-7700K 'Kaby Lake' performance teased | TweakTown.com

Some CPU benchmark results have been spotted on SiSoft SANDRA 2015, with the Intel Core i7-7700K processor rocking a default clock speed of 4.2GHz, and a Turbo Boost frequency of 4.5GHz. The Core i7-7700K looks like it might feature 8MB of L3 cache, and of course - HyperThreading technology.

We can expect a refreshed Z270 chipset that will co-exist with the current Z170 platform, meaning that LGA1151-based boards might support the new Kaby Lake processors with a simple BIOS update.

As for the performance of the Core i7-7700K, we're looking at just under 10% more performance over the older Skylake-based Core i7-6700K. The Core i7-7700K scores 151.94 FOPS in SiSoft SANDRA's "Processor Arithmetic" performance, while the older Core i7-6700K scores 140.88 GOPS. Comparing its "Processor Multimedia" score, the Kaby Lake-based Core i7-7700K is capable of 379.8 Mpix/s, while the Core i7-6700K scores 353.8 Mpix/s.

Is the upgrade to the Core i7-7700K worth it for existing Core i7-6700K owners? Probably not, unless there are some changes that we don't know about in the upcoming Z270 chipset.

NEWS SOURCE:techpowerup.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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