Intel Core i7-7700K Performance Leaked: Kaby Lake vs Skylake
Intel Kaby Lake was just launched but only for mobile devices, if you are looking for desktop versions then you will still have to wait a bit longer for that. Right now, we do know that the Core i7-7700K will be replacing the previous generation Core i7-6700K. This will be the major upgrade consumers will be looking out for and you must be wondering how Kaby Lake performs as compared to Skylake. Let’s take a look at your concerns.
So the notable difference between the two processors is that the Core i7-7700K is 10% faster than the previous generation Core i7-6700K. The features of the Core i7-7700K are as follows:
- 4 core
- 8 threads
- 8MB L3 cache
- TDP 95W
- 4.2-4.5GHz clock speeds
The Core i7-6700K topped the clock speed at 4.2GHz but the Core i7-7700K improves upon that with Intel Kaby Lake. The following are the results for the Core Sandra test for the Core i7-7700K using the ASRock Z270 Extreme 4 motherboard on the Windows 10 OS as these chips do not support the previous OSes.
As you can see in the benchmark results, the Kaby Lake processor is in fact, 10% faster. For some people, this may not be a very significant improvement over the previous generation processors but then there are those who will be willing to make the change and the investment for the extra 10% performance boost. At the end of the day, the choice to make the shift is yours and yours alone.
The processor in question is a great unlocked option for you to consider. Having an unlocked CPU, you can overclock the chip and draw out the potential that is in it. Squeeze out the juice and get the max power possible. PC enthusiasts know what I am talking about here.
What do you think about this comparison? Is it worth making the change or not?