Intel Kaby Lake i5 7600K and i7 7700K CPU Review

i5 7600K Overclocking

Intel Kaby Lake i5-7600K and i7-7700K Review

Core i5-7600K Overclocking

We decided to keep our volts sensible to keep temps down and focus on what most will see as the holy grail of 5GHz. This came pretty quickly and needed just 1.31v manually put into the BIOS, this was even more impressive when you take note of the fact that the memory is also running a staggering 3866MHz. Temperature wise with a Corsair H110i GT taking care of the cooling we never saw above 80c, so any of you out there looking for a big overclock and want a quiet system you will be forced to invest in some hefty cooling.

This overclock was 100% stable but for the CPU only review we decided not to give this the full batch of tests and instead decided to save these results for the stand alone motherboard reviews and this also allowed us a little more time to wait for more mature BIOS which will no doubt bring improvements in both benchmark scores and stability. 

Intel Kaby Lake i5-7600K and i7-7700K Review  

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03-01-2017, 12:01:15

RobM
plenty to watch cheers buddyQuote

03-01-2017, 14:51:15

The F34R Channel
Wonderful review Tom, thanks very much!

A little more than a year ago I picked up the Skylake i5 with the promise of picking up the Kaby Lake i7 for my gaming rig to get back in the hyperthreading world. However this review and previous leaks and mention of an upcoming innovative design succeeding Tiger Lake changed my mind into waiting for that new design in 2020. Running at 4.6 with ease is fine for my gaming rig, even without hyperthreading.Quote

03-01-2017, 16:31:10

Stoner81
As always a great review Tom thank you very much for all your hardwork and of course everybody at OC3D

I'm still on an i7-4770K and to be honest I really can't justify the upgrade even with everything it brings simply down to the cost involved. My current rig doesn't struggle running games at all so for now at least I will probably be skipping this generation and will possibly upgrade with the 8th generation chips.

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03-01-2017, 16:43:40

Davva2004
Having a huge nerdgasm. My Mrs thinks Tom is my mancrush!Quote

03-01-2017, 18:49:30

RobM
Intel have shot themselves in the foot with Kaby when at best its offering 10% better performance but clock for clock there is practically no difference.
I see the same coming soon in the gfz arena and fully expect AMD to not only match nVidia but even beat them and Intel this year. it can only be a good year for the end user Quote
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