Intel Core i7 7700K 4.2GHz Quad Core 8MB 91W

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Background on Intel Core i3/i5/i7 (7th Gen / Kaby Lake) CPU

Intel's seventh generation of the Core processor series is codenamed Kaby Lake, and represents an incremental increase in performance for Intel's mainstream platform. These processors have inherited and refined the 14nm manufacturing process that was used for Broadwell and Skylake chips, and the optimization of this process has allowed for increases in clock speed.

For more details, check out our Kaby Lake articles for Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro and Solidworks.


Intel processors ending in "K", like this one, have unlocked CPU clock multipliers. That means they are especially well suited for overclocking, as normal processors have the clock speeds much more locked-down.
William George (Puget Labs)
William George (Puget Labs) Says:
While this CPU can be overclocked I generally recommend against it. The 7700K already runs at an amazing 4.2GHz base clock speed, and with Intel's Turbo Boost feature that can reach as high as 4.5GHz depending on the situation. Overclocking safely only pushes the speed a little higher, around 10% - so it doesn't seem particularly worthwhile to me. If you need every ounce of possible speed then it can be viable, but for the vast majority of folks the stock speed is already going to be excellent.
Model: Intel BX80677I77700K

Specifications:
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Product Line  Core i7
Code Name  Kaby Lake-S
Socket  1151
Process  14 nm
Number of Cores  4
Clock Speed  4.2 GHz
Hyperthreading  Yes
Turbo Boost  Yes
Max. Turbo Boost  4.5 GHz
Bus Type  DMI3
Thermal Output  91 W
PCI-E Lanes  16
Cache
Smart Cache  8MB
Onboard Graphics
Processor Type  Intel HD Graphics 630
Core Speed  1150 Mhz
DirectX Version  12
# of Displays Supported  3
Memory Specification
Memory Type  DDR4
Maximum Frequency  2400
ECC Support  No
Advanced Technologies
vPro  No
Virtualization Technology (VT-x)  Yes
Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)  Yes
Trusted Execution Technology  No

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