Intel Kaby Lake Prices Are Showing Up, 2 Months To Release
Intel Kaby Lake prices are showing up over the internet even though we are still 2 months away from the release. We have some US prices and some European prices. The US Intel Kaby Lake prices are $350 for the i7 7700K and $240 for the i5 7600K.
The following are the European Intel Kaby Lake prices:
- i7 7700K at €434
- i5 7600K at €301
- i5 7400 at €235
- i5 7500 at €253
- i5 7600 at €277
- i7 7700 for €386
It is important to note that the US Intel Kaby Lake prices are lower because they do not include VAT while the European Intel Kaby Lake prices do include VAT. This pricing is similar to that of the Skylake CPU series. These might decrease when the CPUs become widely available.
Intel Kaby Lake CPUs are based on the 14nm+ process and offer very high clock speeds as compared to previous architectures. These CPUs will be coming out in January. After a long time, Intel is going to face rivalry when it comes to CPUs as AMD is going to be releasing Zen based CPUs next year as well. It will be interesting to see how Intel deals with this new threat. AMD might be onto something with AMD Zen.
The following are the rumored priced for the AMD Zen CPUs:
- 8C/16T at $350
- 6C/12T at $250
- 4C/8T at $150
At these priced AMD seems to be offering great value for money but we will have to see what these chips can do in the real world before saying anything about them With the AMD Zen chips coming out soon we might find out sooner than later. With the introduction of these chips in the market, we might see Intel drop its prices as well.
What do you think about the Intel Kaby Lake prices that we talked about here and what are your views regarding the AMD Zen CPUs?