Power Consumption and Overclocking
The Kaby Lake Core i7 7740X consumes less power than the Kaby Lake Core i7 7700K.
Overclocking Kaby Lake-X isn’t any different than Skylake-X and far easier than Haswell or Broadwell. If you have any time overclocking Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge; you’ll find Kaby Lake is much the same.
Now it’s time to see how far I could push the Core i7 7740X. After I adjusted the line load calibration to its stiffest setting, I started bumping up the multiplier and then the core voltage. I alternated between them until I reached 5 GHz. At that point the voltage was at 1.25v. There seems to be even more headroom for those who want to push it even higher.