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Intel is reportedly creating higher clocked Kaby Lake CPUs to combat Ryzen

Intel is reportedly creating higher clocked Kaby Lake CPUs to combat Ryzen

Intel is reportedly creating higher clocked Kaby Lake CPUs to combat Ryzen

Intel is reportedly creating higher clocked Kaby Lake CPUs to combat Ryzen

 
Intel is reportedly creating higher clocked version of their Kaby Lake CPUs to combat AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU lineup. This will create new Kaby Lake CPUs that will outperform their recently releases i5 7600K and i7 7700K SKUs, providing the higher per core performance of any intel CPU to date. 
 
These rumours come from Canard PC Hardware, who also report that Intel's new Kaby Lake i5 7640K will also feature hyperthreading, though this is a claim that we do not see coming to fruition with this generation of CPUs. 
 
Firstly a hyperthreaded i5 would completely negate the need for an i7 CPU, unless Intel plans on reducing this new i5's feature set by disabling features like AVX decode support (like Intel has recently done with their recently released hyperthreaded Pentium CPUs). 
 
 
 
 i5 7600Ki5 7640Ki7 7700Ki7 7740K
CPU Cores4444
CPU Threads48?88
Base Clock Speeds3.8GHz4GHz4.2GHz4.3GHz
Boost Clock speeds4.2GHz?4.5GHz4.6GHz?
TDP91W100W+91W100W+
Cache6MB6MB8MB8MB

 

If these rumours are correct, it means that Intel has become incredibly worried by AMD's Ryzen CPU lineup, for which specifications for different 17 SKU have already leaked. 

 

Intel is reportedly creating higher clocked Kaby Lake CPUs to combat Ryzen

 

Some early reports have stated that Ryzen has very similar IPC to Intel's modern CPU architectures, which means that Intel CPUs may not offer the best per-core CPU performance moving forward. This gives AMD a huge opportunity to regain some market share from their rival and presents Intel with their first true challenge years. Ever since Sandy Bridge Intel only needed to compete with themselves and their previous generation products, but now it look like the CPU market will be returning to true competitiveness. 

Ever since Sandy Bridge Intel only needed to compete with themselves and their previous generation products, but now it look like the CPU market will be returning to true competitiveness. 

  

You can join the discussion on Intel's rumoured enhanced Kaby Lake CPUs on the OC3D Forums

 

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Most Recent Comments

06-02-2017, 14:06:04

Tolemac
If this is true AMD must have Intel concerned about the performance of RyzenQuote

06-02-2017, 14:08:11

NeverBackDown
If this is true it'll make me laugh very very hard. Intel only have themselves to blame.Quote

06-02-2017, 14:20:16

RobM
Rather more they are simply producing hardware overclocked versions and looking at those specs see nothing to shout about 100Mhz gain more heat on already hot CPUs
LoLQuote

06-02-2017, 15:44:55

Greenback
so 100Mhz and probably still only OC to 5Ghz and you will pay extra for the same CPU capability as a 7700kQuote

06-02-2017, 16:02:27

g0ggles1994
wow, 100Mhz boost. which anyone with half a functioning brain would just OC themselves anywayQuote
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