Intel's i5 7640K and 7740K are rumoured to be part of their Kaby Lake-X lineup
Published: 7th February 2017 | Source: Source |
Intel's i5 7640K and 7740K are likely to be part of their Kaby Lake-X lineup
|i5 7600K||i5 7640K||i7 7700K||i7 7740K|
|Base Clock Speeds||3.8GHz||4GHz||4.2GHz||4.3GHz|
|Boost Clock speeds||4.2GHz||?||4.5GHz||4.6GHz?|
Intel's Kaby Lake-X CPUs will offer similar features to their Kaby Lake-S counterparts, though the CPU's integrated graphics processor will be disabled.
With a TDP of 112W Kaby lake-X CPUs will have higher clock speeds than their desktop LGA 1150 counterparts and may potentially have more overclocking headroom. This CPU will likely be the entry level CPU for the LGA 2066 platform, giving its users the opportunity to upgrade to a CPU with more cores and PCIe lanes at a later date.
The Kaby Lake-X CPU is said to only support dual channel memory, whereas the Skylake-X CPUs will support Quad-channel memory, making Kaby Lake-X CPUs limit the potential of future X109/LGA 2066 motherboards.
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.