A SiSoft benchmark leak serves up a first look at what’s on offer from Intel’s upcoming third-gen 14nm Kaby Lake architecture. Based on the benchmark results, the Core i7 7700K will be a quad-core CPU clocked at 3.60GHz, with a turbo clock of 4.20GHz.
The car will also feature eight threads, 8MB of L3 cache, and offer an integrated graphics with 24 execution units with the same 1,150MHz clock as what we’ve seen on the i7 6700K. The CPU scored 118.71 GOPS (giga-operations per second) across eight threads, 35.30 GOPS in the .NET benchmark.
The i7 7700K will likely make its debut later this year, serving as the flagship CPU in the consumer segment until next year when Intel switches to the 10nm manufacturing process under the Cannonlake moniker. The Kaby Lake processors will slot into Z170 boards, although Intel is slated to announce the Z200 series with numerous I/O enhancements, including 24 PCI-Express 3.0 lanes, six native SATA III 6Gbps ports, and ten USB 3.0 ports.