Intel will soon release its seventh-generation processor, featuring the Kaby Lake architecture. Intel focused on efficiency than performance in creating the Kaby Lake processors. This development might be the result of the Intel Kaby Lake vs AMD Ryzen processors competition after the latter announced the release of their new product.
Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7740K and Core i5-7460 Specs
Intel changed the Kaby Lake prices and unveiled variations in response to AMD’s Ryzen launch. The Intel Core i7-7740K is expected to draw a lot of attention once released. On the the other hand, the i5-7640K will be the first i5 processor with hyperthreading feature.
Experts said that the Core i7-7740K will have 8MB of L3 cache along with a base frequency of 4.3 GHz, which is 100MHz faster than the Core i7-7700K, WCCF Tech reported. It is unknown what the turbo frequency will be, though an affordable presumption is 4.6 GHz. Those faster speeds will be accompanied by a higher TDP of over 100W compared with 91W for the Core i7-7700K.
Settling a little lower on the totem pole will be the Core i5-7640K. This quad-core part will feature 6MB of L3 cache and have a base frequency of 4.0 GHz, 200MHz faster than the Core i5-7600K. What really made this chip intriguing is the addition of hyperthreading.
Intel Kaby Lake Release Date
Reports suggested that Intel will release Kaby Lake X (and Skylake X) chips in August at Gamescom 2017. Apparently, Kaby Lake X will be a quad-core chip and will have a TDP of 112W or 140W. Intel will market the chips as the Core i7-7000 series processors. Nevertheless, the business has yet to validate the reported launch date.
These chips will go together with the brand-new ultra-high-end X299 chipset that supported the quad-channel DDR4 RAM. It will fit into a motherboard with LGA 2066 socket. Motherboard manufacturers might flaunt the new boards as early as May or June.
Intel Kaby Lake vs AMD Ryzen Processors: Intel fires back at AMD Ryzen’s launch
AMD will launch its Ryzen processor lineup that could have as much as 17 variants in March. AMD will have quad-core, six-core and eight-core SKUs. If things go as planned, Ryzen can boost AMD’s return on the pedestal of the market. With AMDs aggressive approach, experts cannot help but wonder about Intel’s response. It seems like the Santa Clara chipmaker has to impress with their new Kaby Lake processors.
Intel’s answer to AMD is expanding its Kaby Lake lineup to make it more difficult for AMD to underbid its competitor on cost. Intel will likely make it difficult for AMD to opt for a lower price range. There is no clear favorite up to this point until consumers themselves speak once the processors are released.