Intel Core i7-7700K (Kaby Lake) Review

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Price: ₹ 30400 on Amazon

Key Specs

    Up to 4.5 GHz clock speed, 8M cache, 4 cores, 8 threads, overclockable, Intel HD Graphics 630

Pros: Up to 4.5 GHz clock speed, 8M cache, 4 cores, 8 threads, overclockable, Intel HD Graphics 630

Cons: No huge performance difference

Bottomline: With the amazing performance, the CPU is great for gamers and professionals both. But whom having the 6th gen sky lake CPU should wait for next upgrade as there is no huge performance difference.

Intel recently launches its new more powerful processor “Kaby Lake”, and we got a chance to test the latest processor. We received i7-7700K successor to the Skylake 6700K, the new CPU gets benefits from efficient architecture, higher clock speeds and enhanced graphics.

The 7th gen Intel CPU has a higher base clock speed thanks to its Kaby Lake architecture. Additionally, it has maximum Turbo Boost clock speed up to 4.5GHz. It also has on-board Intel HD Graphics 630 to improve the graphics performance.

Performance
We set up the CPU on Asus Prime motherboard with 8 GB Zion DDR4 SDRAM, 4GB Gigabyte GPU and Hitachi 500GB HDD. We used the PC for more than three weeks to check its real-life performance while using it for day-to-day tasks. We ran multiple applications including MS office and browsed the internet. It managed them quite easily.

To go beyond, we ran two browsers, Chrome and Mozilla, with more than 20 tabs in each. Simultaneously, we operated MS office and some other applications. We were able to switch between apps without any performance issues.

Using the BIOS we did simple tweaks to check over-clocking capability. It was able to achieve 5000 MHz and performance was steady. We installed different games including Shadow of Mordor, Thief, NFS etc. to check its gaming performance. It handled them easily. Graphics and overall performance were great. We didn’t notice any visible lag in the performance during the test. Moreover, we left one game running at the back and played another one. Still, only a slight delay was seen; otherwise, it was running fine.

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