Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Processor Review

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


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.

Processor Time Taken
Intel Core i7-7700K 135
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 5.1Ghz 120
Intel Core i5-7600K 175
Intel Core i5-7600K @ 5Ghz 150

Cinebench R15

Processor Cb Points
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.

Processor °C
Intel Core i7-7700K 54
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 5.1Ghz 88

Power Draw

Processor Watt (Peak, Wall draw)
Intel Core i7-7700K 90
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 5.1Ghz 167

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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