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Hardware Intel Core i7-7700K, Core i5-7600K (Kaby Lake) and Z270 Chipset Review

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  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Happy New Ye- MELTDOWN!! Staff Administrator

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  2. David

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    Um, the IPC is identical but Kaby Lake consigns Sky Lake to the history books?

    We'll agree to disagree on that one, Mr Leather. ;)
     
  3. Hustler

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    lol...yeah right, In your dreams.
     
  4. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    It's actually nearer to £350.
     
  5. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Hence approx!
     
  6. Harlequin

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    £60 is quite a big `approx.` !
     
  7. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    While it doesn't render an already purchased Sky Lake cpu worthless there is also exactly zero reason to opt for a Sky Lake once Kaby Lake hits store shelves in quantities for those who are on older systems.
     
  8. meandmymouth

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    Still no reason to upgrade from my 3770K.
     
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    Well from that review, the Sky lake uses less power and is almost as fast with a lower overclock, so unless you want peak overclock performance all the time I can't see the point of this cpu.

    It's a shame it wasn't tested at 4.8GHz to give a better comparison.
     
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    Good review, nice to see Kaby Lake released (from the NDA at least).

    Doesn't look like an overly worthwhile upgrade from Sky Lake which I know was expected, but it might give Zen an open goal of sorts if its launch matches some of the hype.
     
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    Well, that might be true over there, here where i live (argentina) an i7 6700k is aprox 395u$s+VAT 21% (best price i can get), so when kaby lake gets here i assume ill get an 6700k for ~325u$s, and of course a 7700k will get here at aprox 425u$s
     
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    UK is seeing nearly 1-1 price conversion on computer hardware at the moment.
     
  13. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Unsurprising with a $1.20:£1 average exchange rate plus 20% VAT.
    Admittedly it was REALLY annoying to still see £=$ when the exchange rate was $1.40:£1 and higher.
     
  14. 23RO_UK

    23RO_UK Hasta Mañana

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    Personally I feel the i3K is going to be the gem that sparkles brightest - it's been suggested it can best the 4670K and 2600K when OC'd.

    Still only time will tell...
     
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    So are we at the point now where a Kaby Lake CPU (and presumably a subsequent mainboared & ram upgrade) would be beneficial to those of us on an older i2500k intel setup? Or is it still a case of questionable cost vs. benefit and the kind of thing only worth doing if you suffer hardware failure?

    Every time in the past few years I have posed this question to friends, they have mostly suggested a GPU upgrade offers a better performance boost for the money.
     
  16. meandmymouth

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    Have the 7700 and 7600 (K and non-K) parts dropped VT-d?

    The Intel ARK pages don't show it listed at all.
     
  17. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    sat here with a 4790K and thinking this is not the droid I'm looking for...
     
  18. Vault-Tec

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    Do these work in existing boards or do you have to have the new board for it to work? also, do skylake cpus work in these boards?
     
  19. Mister_Tad

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    Barely an improvement. Still don't see a reason to upgrade from my XP1700+
     
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    It's the same socket so they should be compatible, but will probably be BIOS-dependent (similar to Haswell & Haswell Refresh with Z87 and Z97 motherboards). So Skylake CPUs should work in all Kaby Lake boards (e.g. Z270) but Skylake boards (e.g. Z170) will probably need a BIOS update to recognise Kaby Lake CPUs.
     
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