Intel Core i5-7600K Kaby Lake – Overclocked to 5.1ghz!
Intel Core i5-7600K Kaby Lake – Performance Remarks
wccftech-The Intel Core i5-7600K on the other hand sounds like a much better chip for gamers when looking at the clock speed bump and general performance improvement. The chip breached the 5 GHz barrier with an overclock of 5.1 GHz in Eteknix’s testing. This was achieved with a voltage of less than 1.4V. Surprisingly, the temperatures were under control and the chip had loads of 52C at stock clocks and 62C at overclocked speeds.
At stock, the chip had the same power consumption as a Core i7-4770K at load and around 10W lower at idle. When overclocked, the chip had a wattage of 148.4W compared to 165.2W of a stock Core i7-7700K. This was also just 9W higher than the Core i7-6700K at stock speeds. It’s impressive if we consider that the chip was overclocked to 5.1 GHz. You can check out more reviews of the i5-7600K here and here.
To conclude, the i5-7600K is a stellar processor if you want to play the latest games and do light video work but it’s not the dramatic change enthusiasts hoped for. It’s very difficult to find reasons to purchase this model instead of the i5-6600K unless you care about the new media features or slightly higher Turbo frequency. Nevertheless, it’s a good processor for gaming and just about worthy of the Gamer’s Choice award because it offers a great experience while being cheaper than the i7 model. (Johm Williamson via Eteknix)
The issue with Kaby Lake chips is that we had a lot of expectations from the new processors, however Intel had already stated that Kaby Lake would be nothing more than an optimized product of the generation that came before it. The Skylake architecture has been optimized to the extent where Intel was able to churn out higher clock speeds under the same TDP. Looking from that perspective, Kaby Lake does its job well, but at the same time, that means we are not looking at IPC enhancements as the clock speed bump results in higher temps and higher power input.
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