|Processor||4.2 GHz Intel Core i7|
Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K (BX80677I77700K)
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- Socket LGA 1151
- Intel 200/1001 Series Chipset Compatibility (1. Excludes Intel Optane Technology support)
- Intel HD Graphics 630
- Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
- Intel Hyper-Threading Technology1
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|Processor Series||Intel Core i7||Intel Core i5||Intel Core i7||Intel Core i7|
|Processor (CPU) Manufacturer||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel|
|Processor (CPU) Model Socket||LGA 1151||LGA 1151||LGA 1151||LGA 1151|
|Processor Speed||4.2 GHz||4.2 GHz||4.2 GHz||4 GHz|
|Item Dimensions||5 x 9.52 x 4.88 in||5 x 9.52 x 4.88 in||5.07 x 14.48 x 4.92 in||4.8 x 5.5 x 1.8 in|
Leading the pack is the Intel Core i7-7700K processor. Architected for performance, this processor packs 4 high performing cores with core base frequency of 4.2GHz and 8MB of cache memory. Kick up the performance even higher with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology to bump the max turbo frequency to an amazing 4.5GHz. Add Intel Hyper-Threading Technology for 8-way multitasking to deliver the performance knockout punch. Not enough? For the enthusiast, this processor is unlocked, you can tweak the performance to its fullest potential.
Top Customer Reviews
I retired my 5 year old Ivy Bridge i5 3570K that was running at 4.5ghz, and this has been a significant upgrade for gaming. I have this 7700K clocked currently at 4.9ghz, with 1.32V. and XMP enabled. This chip doesn't even break a sweat at this speed. Even under full 100% load in the Intel torture test software, temps haven't exceeded 70C. But just keep in mind, I'm running an H115i cooler with Corsair ML140 fans. Your results may vary depending on your cooling solution.
I'll echo what others have stated in other reviews here and other sites, if you're already on a Skylake CPU, going with a Kaby Lake wouldn't be much of an upgrade....unless you're simply looking for higher overclocking potential (which is certainly here with these new CPUs). Most people doing new builds with these Kaby Lake chips are coming from older Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge builds.
If you're considering building a new gaming PC, this is the CPU to get right now. It is extremely fast, and over clocks like a champ while still maintaining relatively cool temps.
My i7-7700k CPU easily hits 5 Ghz. It can hit it in so many ways that finding its peak overclock speed was actually a chore. I've been building PCs and overclocking them since the 90's, and I can honestly say that this is my best buy so far. I don't say that lightly, because I am aware of the Celeron 300A's, but my celly300a didn't OC for crap. Considering that the 7700k is specced for a max turbo of 4.5, I really can't complain for hitting a Ghz higher on two cores, and being able to run all four cores 1 Ghz higher than the 4.2 Ghz this CPU is specced at.
Here is my build iff you want to construct a rig like mine and see if you have the same mileage:
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 (stock fans replaced with 4x Corsair ML120)
Mobo: Asus Z270-Plus
RAM: 32 Gb (2 x16) Corsair LPX DDR4-3200
GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 FTW Hybrid
SSD #1: 500Gb Samsung 960 Evo
SSD #2: 512GB Intel 600p
Case: Coolermaster N200 Micro ATX
PS: Rosewill Hive 550W
I love this CPU, as things are much faster and smoother with better frame rates, especially when paired with NVIDIA GeForce Titan X Pascal 12GB GDDR5X (900-1G611-2500-000). However, be warned that this processor does run warmer than some other CPU's I have had. I am saying this based on my setup alone having a water block on the CPU and using a very large case with 5 case fans and 4 additional fans on the radiators. I previously had the Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor BX80648I75930K which ran around 30-35 degrees Celsius on average with no high heat spikes, as cores where being used at 25-50% load (May all be because of it having 6 cores instead of 4).
My case and fan setup:
--- Case: Corsair Obsidian 900D CC-9011022-WW System Cabinet Tower (Black)
--- Fans: Corsair ML120 Pro LED, Blue, 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Cooling Fan CO-9050043-WW.
This processor, however, has heat spikes up into the 50-53 degrees Celsius range, with an average of 60 degrees Celsius for the whole CPU package when being stressed tested. I currently have a two water loops for my system, with one dedicated for CPU and the other for GPU. I keep this CPU cool with XSPC Raystorm D5 EX240 Water Cooling Kit, which uses pretty large diameter hosing-at least compared to the hosing on my GPU that uses EKWB. Due to the fact that I bought this CPU because i upgraded my motherboard, as my other died after year, I probably be moving to a custom loop by EKWB (As they make great products and have an easy to use 'Configuration Tool' for assisting with ALL the parts you need for your water cooling loop). One of the biggest reasons being my new motherboard has an already built in EKWB for the CPU Regulators, which i want to add to my CPU loop (MB: ASUS MAXIMUS IX FORMULA LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 Z270 ATX Motherboard). I even may add one of their water blocks for the RAM as they make a very nice and easy way to do so. Once I add my new loop, which will use a three 120mm fan radiator, i will update my review about my new average temperatures.