Intel Core i7 7700K CPU Review: Page 3 of 9

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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.

Intel Core i7 7700K Kaby Lake

Our Core i7-7700K is a non-production sample.

Intel Core i7 7700K Kaby Lake

The backside of the Kaby Lake K series looks identical to the previous Skylake K series.

Intel Core i7 7700K Kaby Lake

Now to move onto the test set up.

System Configuration and Software

The Intel LGA1151 socket.

Testing Hardware:

  • 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)

CPU Cooling:

  • Swiftech H320 X2 Prestige

Testing Operating System and Utilities:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home

General System Benchmarks:

  • PCMark 8
  • Super Pi

CPU Benchmarks:

  • Fritz Chess
  • Cinebench R15 - CPU
  • 7-Zip
  • Handbrake

Memory Benchmarks:

  • AIDA64 Engineer
  • Passmark Performance Test 8 – Memory
  • SiSoft Sandra

Game Benchmarks:

  • 3DMark
  • Cinebench R15 – Open GL
  • Unigine Heaven
  • Bioshock: Infinite
  • Grand Theft Auto: V
  • Metro: Last Light
  • Tomb Raider

On to performance testing

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