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7700K overclocked to 5GHz, chip hits 100C

Intel's next-gen Core i7-7700K hits 5GHz on just 1.29V, but the chip hits 100C.

Published Tue, Nov 29 2016 5:45 AM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:17 PM CDT

We've been hearing a fair bit about Intel's upcoming Core i7-7700K processor, which is the first Kaby Lake CPU everyone thinks of as it's the enthusiast SKU - but we don't have much in the way of performance numbers, until now.

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There are now engineering samples and compatible 200-series motherboards floating around, with 'Zolkorn' leaking out some details on the 7700K. The 7700K processor in question was overclocked easily to 4.9GHz, requiring just 1.29V of power - but when you consider the Kaby Lake enthusiast CPU was hitting 100C... you might think twice before throwing down the OC gauntlet.

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You can see in this screenshot the Core i7-7700K was hitting 4901.18MHz (49 x 100), while using just 1.26V of power.

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Here the 7700K is overclocked to 4797.65MHz with 1.296V of power, and the chip bounces up to 100C - hovering in the mid-to-high 80s.


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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