Intel preparing new Kaby Lake CPUs to battle AMD Ryzen

Intel is already feeling the heat from AMD over Ryzen, as they prepare two new Kaby Lake processors.

@anthony256
Published Feb 7, 2017 7:29 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

AMD is preparing an onslaught of 17 processors in its Ryzen family, and while I personally think Intel will be dropping prices on their CPUs as they're - for the first time in years - preparing for big competition in the consumer CPU game.

Intel preparing new Kaby Lake CPUs to battle AMD Ryzen | TweakTown.com

Intel is reportedly preparing two new Kaby Lake CPUs in the form of the Core i7-7740K and Core i5-7640K, which will both rock higher clock speeds, but also a higher TDP. The Core i7-7740K will 'replace' the Core i7-7700K (because it's been so long since it was released) and will feature the same 4C/8T goodness from the Kaby Lake architecture, on the 14nm+ process node.

The purported Core i7-7740K will have a 4.3GHz base clock speed, while boosting up to 4.5GHz - it'll also have 8MB of L3 cache, and a 112W TDP.

The more interesting CPU is the purported Core i5-7640K, which is the first Core i5 CPU on the HEDT platform. This will be a direct answer to AMD's threat in the high-end space with their purported Ryzen R7 1800X processor (I'm seriously loving the name the more I type/say it).

Intel's upcoming Core i5-7640K will have 4C/4T on the LGA 2066 socket, 4GHz base clock with 4GHz boost clock, 6MB of L3 cache, and the same 112W as the LGA 1151-based Core i7-7740K.

We should find out about Intel's purported new processors in the coming weeks, which I'm sure will launch right after AMD unleashes Ryzen onto the world next month.

NEWS SOURCE:benchlife.info

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. 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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