Intel pushes forward with plans to launch in the not-too-distant future its third processor family based on the 14-nanometer manufacturing process. The spec details of the next flagship processor have been now unveiled on the web.
According to the website wccftech.com, a SiSoft Sandra benchmark of the Core i7-7700K has been leaked online. The Kaby Lake processor will replace the launch of the Cannonlake processor that has been pushed to 2017.
Ahead of Kaby Lake's official launch, people know that Intel's upcoming seventh-generation Core i7-7700K desktop processor is set to be Intel's flagship CPU built on a 14nm manufacturing process, the same used for Broadwell and Skylake. According to the SiSoft Sandra database post, cited by Tech Spot, the Core i7-7700K is a quad-core chip working at a frequency of 3.6GHz that can be increased up to 4.2GHz via Turbo Boost. The seventh-generation Intel processor comes with 256KB of L2 cache and 8MB of L3 cache.
The data in SiSoft Sandra's database was taken probably from an engineering sample. That means, of course, that final specs could differ. However, the tech experts do not expect that the specs of the final version of the processor will be very different.
PC Gamer reports that there will be 24 execution units on the integrated graphics side. The GPU will work at a 1,150MHz clockspeed, which is similar to the clockspeed in the GT2 graphics on the Core i7-6700K. Overall, the Core i7-7700K will have perhaps a lower TDP and should be a more efficient chip.
The SiSoft Sandra database leaked data also revealed some specs for two mobile parts in the Kaby Lake family, the Core M7-7Y75 and Core i7-7500U. The Core i7-7500U is a dual-core CPU. The processor comes with 512KB of L2 cache, 4MB of L3 cache and it has a 2.7GHz base clock and 2.9GHz boost clock. The Core i7-7500U is aimed at ultra-low power platforms, as other Kaby Lake-U processors.
The Core M7-7Y75 is another dual-core that could be part of Intel's Kaby Lake-Y series. If that is proved to be true, then its TDP would not go above a mere 4.5W. The chip will come with 4MB of L3 cache. Its base and boost clocks work at 1.3GHz and 1.6GHz, respectively.