The Intel Core i7-7700K is finally here and the chip is amazing!
Below is my test setup, a pretty neat overclock with the i7-7700K being stable at 5.1Ghz – CPU-Z validator link here http://valid.x86.fr/ih396n
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.
|Intel Core i7-7700K||135|
|Intel Core i7-7700K @ 5.1Ghz||120|
|Intel Core i5-7600K||175|
|Intel Core i5-7600K @ 5Ghz||150|
|Intel Core i7-7700K||958|
|Intel Core i7-7700K @ 5.1Ghz||1113|
|Intel Core i5-7600K||697|
|Intel Core i5-7600K @ 5Ghz||700|
No stock cooler provided in the package so I benchmarked with Cooler Master Nepton 240M with fans at maximum speed.
|Intel Core i7-7700K||54|
|Intel Core i7-7700K @ 5.1Ghz||88|
|Processor||Watt (Peak, Wall draw)|
|Intel Core i7-7700K||90|
|Intel Core i7-7700K @ 5.1Ghz||167|
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.