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

i7 7700K Overclocking

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

Core i7-7700K Overclocking

The i7 was remarkably similar to the i5 in almost every way, it easily acheived a 5GHz overclock with 1.31v and also managed to hold the lofty 3866MHz memory at the same time.  We did find that the i7 was consitantly warmer during testing despite the fact that we were running a Corsair H110i GT 280mm cooler we did see temperatures going over the 80C mark. This does mean if this is the CPU for you and you want to tickle its voltage balls for that extra performance you are going to need to make sure that you budget for some high quality cooling to keep everything in check without crazy amounts of fan noise.

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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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