Intel Core i7 7700K CPU Review: Page 3 of 9
Posted by Heath Coop on Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 8:00am
Closer Look and Testing Enviroment
The Intel i7 7700K arrived in a blue retail box. The box doesn’t have any defining characteristics that set it apart from the previous Skylake generation.
Our Core i7-7700K is a non-production sample.
The backside of the Kaby Lake K series looks identical to the previous Skylake K series.
Now to move onto the test set up.
System Configuration and Software
The Intel LGA1151 socket.
Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 TH Motherboard
Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 2666 MHz DDR4 Memory
Patriot Ignite 960GB Solid State Drive
PowerColor Radeon R9 285 PCS+ Graphics Card (for application testing)
Gigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce (for game testing)
Swiftech H320 X2 Prestige
Testing Operating System and Utilities:
- Microsoft Windows 10 Home
General System Benchmarks:
- PCMark 8
- Super Pi
- Fritz Chess
- Cinebench R15 - CPU
- AIDA64 Engineer
- Passmark Performance Test 8 – Memory
- SiSoft Sandra
- Cinebench R15 – Open GL
- Unigine Heaven
- Bioshock: Infinite
- Grand Theft Auto: V
- Metro: Last Light
- Tomb Raider
On to performance testing