Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Processor Review

The Intel Core i7-7700K is finally here and the chip is amazing!

Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Processor Review 1

Below is my test setup, a pretty neat overclock with the i7-7700K being stable at 5.1Ghz – CPU-Z validator link here

Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Processor Review 2


x264 – 10bit to 8bit Video Conversion

The source video is a 720p MKV file that is 90 seconds in duration. x264 settings at the slowest.

ProcessorTime Taken
Intel Core i7-7700K135
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 5.1Ghz120
Intel Core i5-7600K175
Intel Core i5-7600K @ 5Ghz150

Cinebench R15

ProcessorCb Points
Intel Core i7-7700K958
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 5.1Ghz1113
Intel Core i5-7600K697
Intel Core i5-7600K @ 5Ghz700


No stock cooler provided in the package so I benchmarked with Cooler Master Nepton 240M with fans at maximum speed.

Intel Core i7-7700K54
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 5.1Ghz88

Power Draw

ProcessorWatt (Peak, Wall draw)
Intel Core i7-7700K90
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 5.1Ghz167

The Verdict

The Intel Core i5-7700K is one superb processor, it retails at slightly over RM 1.6k. If you don’t intend to overclock, this is not the chip for you. If you do intend to overclock, get this processor and do remember to pair it with a reasonably good cooler.

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