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Review: Intel Core i7-7700K (14nm+ Kaby Lake)

by Tarinder Sandhu on 3 January 2017, 09:00

Tags: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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Test Methodology

Intel Core i7-7700K Specification


Comparison Processor Configurations

CPU
Core i7-7700K
Core i7-6700K
CPU Base Clock
4.2GHz
4.0GHz
CPU Turbo Clock
4.5GHz
4.2GHz
CPU Cache
8MB
8MB
CPU Cores / Threads
4 / 8
4 / 8
CPU TDP
91W
91W
Integrated Graphics
HD 630
HD 530
IGP Base Clock
NA
300MHz
IGP Turbo Clock
NA
1.15GHz
Socket
LGA 1151
LGA 1151
Lithography
14nm
14nm
Motherboard
Asus Z170 Pro
BIOS
2202
Memory
G.Skill TridentX 32GB (2x16GB)
Memory Timings
15-15-15-30-2T @ 2,133MHz
Disk Drive
SK hynix Canvas SC300 (512GB)
Power Supply
be quiet Dark Power Pro 11 (850W)
CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-D15S
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Benchmark Suite

CPU Benchmarks
HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark stresses a single core by calculating Pi to 10m places
Cinebench R15 Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores
wPrime 2.1.0 Another number-crunching benchmark that stresses all available CPU cores/threads
HandBrake 0.10.5 Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores (64-bit)
Memory Benchmarks
AIDA64 v5.80.4021 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency
Gaming Benchmarks (GeForce GTX 1080)
3DMark Time Spy Graphics test run using the Time Spy default test
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 2,560x1,440, ultra settings
Gears of War 4 2,560x1,440, ultra settings
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2,560x1,440, very high quality settings
Hitman 2,560x1,440, ultra settings
Miscellaneous Benchmarks
Power Consumption To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record system-wide mains power draw when idle, when encoding video via HandBrake and while playing Gears of War 4

Notes

We have an early sample of a Core i7-7700K. Though it is marked with the codes you would expect on a retail chip, we found that it had a problem in running memory faster than 2,133MHz. The same set of G.Skill memory operated at 3,000MHz on the Core i7-6700K just fine. We've yet to put the Kaby Lake chip in a Z270 board, mind.