Report: Estonian retailer accepting Kaby Lake CPU preorders

Intel began shipping a limited selection of its new Kaby Lake CPUs to OEMs in July, and a few manufacturers have already announced products with the new chips. Desktop CPUs based on Kaby Lake architecture, part of the "optimize" phase of Intel's process-architecture-optimize cadence of product launches, aren't expected until the first quarter of 2017. 

The three-month gap separating the present from 2017 hasn't stopped Estonian retailer Faunder from accepting pre-orders for the line-topping Core i7-7700K CPU. The Core i7-7700K, like its Skylake Core i7-6700K forebearer, is a quad-core, eight-thread CPU fabricated using Intel's 14-nm process technology. The Kaby Lake and Skylake parts fit the same LGA 1151 socket and have unlocked multipliers for Intel-sanctioned overclocking, when paired with an appropriate motherboard.

The Core i7-7700K is clocked at 4.2GHz (200 MHz more than its Skylake predecessor) and packs 8MB of L3 cache, all in a 95W TDP. Faunder's Core i7-7700K product page lists a 4.5GHz Turbo Boost frequency, a 300 MHz increase compared to the current-generation chip. 

Faunder is accepting pre-orders for Intel's latest desktop CPU for just over 360€. At current exchange rates, that figure comes to just over $400. For the sake of comparison, today's Core i7-6700K will drain a wallet of a little less than $350. U.S. prices for desktop Kaby Lake parts have not yet been announced, but new Intel parts are rarely substantially more expensive than outgoing SKUs. 

Based on past releases, the upcoming Kaby Lake "optimization" step is likely to deliver the meager performance improvements along with reduced power consumption. Kaby Lake's video component will offer improved video hardware encoding and decoding support. Intel claims that Kaby Lake can pull as little as 0.5W while decoding 4K HEVC (H.265) video, compared to 10.2W for the same task on an equivalent Skylake chip.

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    • ronch
    • 3 years ago

    Do you think this site is selling Founder Edition Pascal cards?

    • ronch
    • 3 years ago

    Am I the only one here who had to Google Estonia?

      • torquer
      • 3 years ago

      When in Estonia, do as the stoners do

    • torquer
    • 3 years ago

    This just in: the crown prince of Nigeria is now accepting donations

    • deniro444
    • 3 years ago

    Wow, I can’t wait to tell all my Estonian friends about this.

    • albundy
    • 3 years ago

    so when is Zen hitting the fan?

      • Klimax
      • 3 years ago

      If Zen hits the fan but make no impact, does it Zen?

    • travbrad
    • 3 years ago

    If those base/turbo clocks are accurate I wonder if it will hit 5ghz when overclocked, considering they always have to leave some headroom in there. Finally able to reach Sandy Bridge clocks but with extra IPC?

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 3 years ago

      They are accurate. The 7700K is 4.2 GHz.

      • ImSpartacus
      • 3 years ago

      I’d bet it has similar absolute headroom to Skylake, so its effective headroom will be less since its stock clocks are increased.

    • chuckula
    • 3 years ago

    Screw that, I’m accepting [s<]all yo' moniez[/s<] [u<]pre-orders[/u<] for: 1. Kaby Lake. 2. Zen 3. Vega 4. Volta 5. A partridge in a pear tree.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      #5

      Shut up and take all my money. I want every PiaPT you have.

      • travbrad
      • 3 years ago

      and FIVE PAPER LAUNCHES

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