The first specification of Intel’s upcoming core i7-7700k Kaby Lake processor has been leaked out. Intel’s 7th generation processor family, codenamed Kaby Lake, will be launching later this year on desktops and mobile platforms with several chips and products to select from. The Intel Core i7-7700k Kaby Lake processors will be Intel’s last x86 processors to use the 14nm process after which Intel will jump ship to 10nm on their Cannonlake processors.
Intel Core i7-7700k Kaby Lake will be the flagship processor of the Kaby Lake family with boost clock speed of up to 4.2 GHz. The leaked specifications are from an early sample so boost clock speed is likely to increase when the processor is released later this year. Other specifications include an 8 MB L3 cache, 256 KB of L2 cache and a 4.00 GHz internal memory controller. The chip will feature the latest Kaby Lake Desktop graphics processor which will consist of 24 Execution units. The sample was clocked to 1150 MHz which is what the GT2 graphics chip on the Core i7-6700K is also clocked at. The Core i7-7700K processor will feature slightly better efficiency and possibly a lower TDP due to the much enhanced 14nm process. The chip will be compatible with 100-series and 200-series motherboards that feature the LGA 1151 socket.
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