A few months ago, it was reported that Intel might license AMD's iGPU technology to Intel for integration into its future processors. HardOCP's Kyle Bennet made those rumors appear in May last year reporting that Intel and AMD’s Radeon Technology Group were talking about supplying iGPUs for future Intel CPUs.
Eight new models
Intel Kaby Lake desktop and mobile processors have been available for a few weeks however the Xeon models are still missing. According to a document that appeared on CPU-World, a batch of Xeon E3-1200 v6 processors is to be available soon. So far the list includes only quad core models and six of them have Hyperthreading on board.
New HEDT chips
Launched over 10 years ago
Almost a decade ago Intel released the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor, which was the first Intel quad-core CPU for the desktop market. This being an Extreme-series chip the asking price was pretty high. However a few months later Intel released the Core 2 Quad Q6600, which also came with four cores but was much more affordable.
Almost as quick as the Intel Core i5-2500K
With the launch of Kaby Lake Intel has brought change to their Pentium lineup which includes Hyperthreading. This means there are now Pentium CPUs with two cores and four threads available for as little as 75 Euro. Thanks to Hyperthreading, the performance level of the new Intel Pentium CPUs is much closer to Intel’s Core i3 chips.
17.01.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi
On Core i7-7700K
If you have close look at the latest Z270 motherboards from MSI, you find a knob allowing you to automatically overclock your CPU. This feature should allow novices to increase overall CPU performance, while in the background the board boosts the vCore pretty significantly to achieve these increased clock speeds.
Two cores and four threads
Big temperature gap
Intel’s Kaby Lake CPUs are finally available and meanwhile there is even whole lot of suitable Z270 motherboards available. Although the Z270 motherboards are basically a refresh it appears that some vendors are still dealing with issues every there and there. Our friends over at Gamersnexus for example have spotted some abnormal behavior regarding CPU temperatures.
Cannon Lake in action
On Intel Z270 motherboard
There have already been plenty of leaks from other websites regarding Intel’s upcoming Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake CPU. Today we can finally show some of our own tests. A few weeks ago we have started testing all the new motherboards in order to our motherboard charts as well as our Content Creation articles updated.
As fast as a Core i5-2500K
Tested at Guru3D
Same TIM related problem as usual
Requires Intel X299 chipset
Maybe with future processors
This time on a Z270 motherboard
Although the acclaimed launch date will be somewhen during or after CES 2017 news leaks related to Kaby Lake are making it through almost every day. This time expreview.com jumped the gun and their testing was conducted on an Intel Z270 series motherboard with an Intel Core i7-7700K and 8GB of DDR4-2133 memory.
02.12.2016 - Posted by Luca Rocchi
New tests from Toms Hardware
Although we’ve already seen plenty of leaks and benchmarks based on Intel's upcoming Kaby Lake processors, some new details on temperature behavior appear to have surfaced. Already a few days ago Thomas Soderstrom from Tom's Hardware tested the temperature behaviour of Intel’s Core i7-7700K on a Gigabyte Z170X-Ultra Gaming. In the meantime he decided to also test the same CPU on an MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon, which is when he noticed interesting changes in temperatures and power consumption.
Easily hits 5.0GHz at 1.29V
Some parts listed
Faster than Core i5-6400 and 4670K CPUs