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

CPU

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


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 (Product Development SME)
William George (Product Development SME) 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

Product Line Core i7
Code Name Kaby Lake-S
Socket 1151
Process 14 nm
Total Number of Cores 4
Base 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

Warranty

1 Year