Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K (BX80677I77700K)
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|Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (AM4 bracket available through Cooler Master USA)
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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.
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89 of 94 people found the following review helpful.
A Monster Of A CPU For Gaming...
I finished my new Kaby Lake build 2 weeks ago using this new 7700K. I have it paired with an MSI Z270 Gaming M7 motherboard, 32GB Corsair Dominator SE 3200mhz (Cas14) Memory, Intel 600p NVMe M.2 Boot Drive, EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid, and finally being cooled with a Corsair H115i. Everything installed perfectly along with drivers and software, and all the hardware plays seamlessly together.
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.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful.
4c8t performance not soon to be matched!
Fantastic CPU, does everything I need and will for years to come...
But there is always something better around the corner. Make sure you check your tech feeds, see what works for you. For me the strongest single thread performance is key. Me and my partner make money using software that loves a strong core, others make money with many lesser cores and for them their might be better choices.
Either way a heck of a piece of tech!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
If money is not a problem, THIS IS THE ONE!
THIS THING IS A BEAST. if you want a processor that is future-proofed, then this is the way to go. make sure you pair this with a powerful GPU, and you'll be cruising games on ultra. And don'tâ€‹ forget VR, which this processor shouldn't have a problem handling.