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Intel Kaby Lake Desktop CPU Prices Leaked – Core i7-7700K To Cost $305 US, Core i5-7600K To Cost $217 US

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Intel Kaby Lake desktop processor prices have been leaked by few retailers. The information includes prices for several Kaby Lake processors, including the high-end Core i7-7700K and Core i5-7600K chips.

Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K and Core i5-7600K Prices Leaked

The prices for the Kaby Lake processors are similar to what current generation Skylake processors sold at when they were launched. Since we are closing in on the launch, many board partners have already started shipping new firmware for Kaby Lake support on existing 100-series boards. Motherboard makers will also be offering new 200-series products that will give new features to users.

Intel Core i7-7700K – The Fastest Core i7 Kaby Lake Processor:

Intel Kaby Lake 100-Series Motherboard

The Intel Core i7-7700K processor is the fastest Core i7 chip in the Kaby Lake lineup. This chip features a quad core, multi-threaded design. The chip is based on the latest 14nm Plus process node which delivers improved efficiency and performance on the existing 14nm FinFET technology. The clock speeds are rated 4.2 GHz base and 4.5 GHz boost. The processor packs 8 MB of L3 cache and has a TDP of 95W. The Core i7-7700K CPU will retail at $305 US.

Intel Core i5-7600K – The Fastest Core i5 Kaby Lake Processor:

Intel Core i5-7600K Z170

The Intel Core i5-7600K processor is the fastest Core i5 chip in the Kaby Lake lineup. This chip features a quad core, non-multi-threaded design. The chip is based on the latest 14nm Plus process node which delivers improved efficiency and performance on the existing 14nm FinFET technology. The clock speeds are rated 3.8 GHz base and 4.2 GHz boost. The processor packs 6 MB of L3 cache and has a TDP of 95W. The Core i5-7600K CPU will retail at $217 US.

Rest of the processors include the Core i7-7700, Core i5-7700, Core i5-7500 and Core i5-7400. Specifications and prices for these processors are mentioned in the table below:

Intel 7th Generation 'Kaby Lake' Desktop Lineup

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 $339 US
Core i7-7700 4/8 3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz 8 MB 65W LGA1151 $303 US
Core i7-7700T 4/8 2.9 GHz 3.8 GHz 8 MB 35W LGA1151 $303 US
Core i5-7600K 4/4 3.8 GHz 4.2 GHz 6 MB 91W LGA1151 $242 US
Core i5-7600 4/4 3.5 GHz 4.1 GHz 6 MB 65W LGA1151 $213 US
Core i5-7600T 4/4 2.8 GHz 3.7 GHz 6 MB 35W LGA1151 $213 US
Core i5-7500 4/4 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz 6 MB 65W LGA1151 $192 US
Core i5-7500T 4/4 2.7 GHz 3.3 GHz 6 MB 35W LGA1151 $192 US
Core i5-7400 4/4 3.0 GHz 3.5 GHz 6 MB 65W LGA1151 $182 US
Core i5-7400T 4/4 2.4 GHz 3.0 GHz 6 MB 35W LGA1151 $182 US
Core i3-7350K 2/4 4.2 GHz N/A 4 MB 60W LGA 1151 $168 US
Core i3-7320 2/4 4.1 GHz N/A 4 MB TBD LGA 1151 $149 US
Core i3-7300 2/4 4.0 GHz N/A 4 MB 51W LGA1151 $138 US
Core i3-7300T 2/4 3.5 GHz N/A 4 MB 35W LGA1151 $138 US
Core i3-7100 2/4 3.9 GHz N/A 4 MB 51W LGA 1151 $117 US
Core i3-7100T 2/4 3.4 GHz N/A 4 MB 35W LGA 1151 $117 US
Pentium G4620 2/4 3.7 GHz N/A 3 MB 51W LGA1151 $86 US
Pentium G4600 2/4 3.6 GHz N/A 3 MB 51W LGA 1151 $75 US
Pentium G4560 2/4 3.5 GHz N/A 3MB 54W LGA 1151 $64 US
Pentium G3950 2/2 3.0 GHz N/A 2 MB 35W LGA1151 $52 US
Pentium G3930 2/2 2.9 GHz N/A 2 MB 35W LGA1151 $42 US

Intel To Launch Kaby Lake Desktop Platform on 5th January at CES 2017

For those wondering when Kaby Lake processors will be available in the market, GDM.OR.JP has confirmed that Intel will be launching them on 5th of January 2017. The site confirms that 200-series motherboards will be available for purchase on the same day.

Intel Kaby Lake processors in general would be getting increased core performance (expect the usual 5-10% improvement) unless Intel plans to do something very different with Kaby Lake which seems highly unlikely. On their Kaby Lake U and Y series launch, Intel mentioned that Kaby Lake has same IPC as Skylake but offer increased clock speeds and efficiency.

The processors will retain the basic features such for enthusiasts such as enhanced full range BCLK overclocking and 95W “Unlocked” options to choose from.

The Intel 200-Series PCH is a crucial update for the upcoming family of processors as it will allow support for them. The Intel 200-series PCH will include several SKUs such as Z270, H270, Q270, Q250 and B250. The new PCH will offer support for Intel Optane technology. The new tech utilizes Intel’s 3D XPoint memory to deliver high-performance SSDs and memory solutions. Kaby Lake will be available in the market around the same time when AMD will be launching their Zen processors for desktop users.

WCCFTech AMD Summit Ridge Intel Kaby Lake
Product Naming AMD RYZEN Intel Core 7000 Series
Product Segment Mainstream Desktop PCs Mainstream Desktop PCs
Product Architecture x86 Zen (+40% IPC compared to Excavator) 7th Gen Kaby Lake (Same IPC as Skylake)
Process Node 14nm 14nm+
Max CPU Cores/Threads 8/16 4/8
GPU Architecture N/A Intel HD 600 Series
TDP Up to 95W Up to 95W
Socket AM4 LGA 1151
PCH X370 Z270
Memory Support DDR4 DDR4
Launch February - March 2017 January 2017
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