Like every year Intel is about to come up with its new lineup of Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake Processors. These processors will be compatible with current motherboard versions which are equipped with Z170 Chipset.
The launch is expected to be in January 2017. The launch event will take place at CES 2017 Trade Show.
But we already have an idea of how many chips are coming, the specs and the price obviously.
Few retailers have leaked pricing and specification details of some processors. These new processors are based on Intel’s new Kaby Lake architecture. The leaked information shows a range of different processors including high-end Core i7 7700K and Core i5 7600K.
The leaked information shows that the prices for the upcoming 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors are similar to the current 6th Gen Skylake processors. It also looks like the new 7th Gen processors will be sold at the same price.
The release of Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake Processors is near, Motherboard manufacturers have already started releasing motherboard updates for Kaby Lake support on existing 100 series motherboards.
In the coming month, several motherboard manufacturers will roll out new motherboards with 200 series boards which will be fully compatible with 7th Gen Kaby Lake Processors. Those boards will give updated features too.
The most powerful processor among these 7th Gen Kaby Lake Processors is the Core i7 7700k.
It is a quad core multi-threaded design. This chip is made on the latest 14nm method node. Which will give users improved efficiency and high performance. This chip has a Base Clock of 4.2 GHz and Boost Clock 4.5 GHz. This processor has 8MB of L3 cache and has 95 Watt TDP. The expected retail price of this chip is US $349.
Now coming towards the Core i5 Line Up the most powerful processor among those is Core i5 7600k. This processor features same quad-core design as the i7 7700k but this lacks the multi-threaded design. This chip is also based on the same 14NM structure as the i7 7700k.
The Base Clock speed on this chip is rated at 3.8 GHz and the Boost Clock goes up to 4.2 GHz. I5 7600k features the same 95 Watt TDP as i7 7700K but has a 2MB lesser L3 Cache which is 6MB. The expected price of this chip is US $239$.
Other processors which include Non-K versions are listed with their leaked specs and prices below:
Price and Specs of Leaked 7th Gen Processors:
|SKU Name||Cores/Threads||Core Clock||Boost Clock||L3 Cache||TDP||Socket||Price|
|Core i7-7700K||4/8||4.2 GHz||4.5 GHz||8 MB||91W||LGA1151||$349 US|
|Core i7-7700||4/8||3.6 GHz||4.2 GHz||8 MB||65W||LGA1151||$309 US|
|Core i7-7700T||4/8||2.9 GHz||TBD||8 MB||35W||LGA1151||TBC|
|Core i5-7600K||4/4||3.8 GHz||4.2 GHz||6 MB||91W||LGA1151||$239 US|
|Core i5-7600||4/4||3.5 GHz||4.1 GHz||6 MB||65W||LGA1151||$219 US|
|Core i5-7600T||4/4||2.8 GHz||TBD||6 MB||35W||LGA1151||TBC|
|Core i5-7500||4/4||3.4 GHz||3.8 GHz||6 MB||65W||LGA1151||$189 (Pre-Order)|
|Core i5-7500T||4/4||2.7 GHz||TBD||6 MB||35W||LGA1151||TBC|
|Core i5-7400||4/4||3.0 GHz||3.5 GHz||6 MB||65W||LGA1151||$189 US|
|Core i5-7400T||4/4||2.4 GHz||TBD||6 MB||35W||LGA1151||TBC|
|Core i3-7350K||2/4||4.0 GHz||4.2 GHz||4 MB||61W?||LGA 1151||$177 (Pre-Order)|
|Core i3-7320||2/4||3.9 GHz||4.1 GHz||4 MB||TBD||LGA 1151||$166 (Pre-Order)|
|Core i3-7300||2/4||4.0 GHz||TBD||4 MB||51W||LGA1151||$153 (Pre-Order)|
|Core i3-7310T||2/4||3.4 GHz||TBD||3 MB||TBD||LGA1151||TBC|
|Core i3-7100||2/2||3.9 GHz||TBD||3 MB||35W||LGA 1151||$122 (Pre-Order)|
|Pentium G4620||2/4||3.7 GHz||N/A||3 MB||51W||LGA1151||$98 (Pre-Order)|
|Pentium G4600||2/4||3.6 GHz||N/A||3 MB||51W||LGA 1151||$87 (Pre-Order)|
|Pentium G4560||2/2||3.5 GHz||N/A||2 MB||35W||LGA 1151||$68 (Pre-Order)|
|Pentium G3950||2/2||3.0 GHz||N/A||2 MB||35W||LGA1151||$56 (Pre-Order)|
|Pentium G3930||2/2||2.9 GHz||N/A||2 MB||35W||LGA1151||$45 (Pre-Order)|
Now you guys might be wondering when these processors will be available in the market. As stated above these 7th Gen Kaby Lake Processors will be launched on 5th of January 2017 at CES 2017 also the 200 Series motherboards will also be launched on the same day.
According to Intel the processors will have the same Overclocking ability as before and will you the expected 5-10% performance boost unless Intel decides to do something unexpected for these 7th Gen Processors which is very unlikely to happen.