Brand new Intel 7th Generation Intel Kaby Lake CPUs released

Intel Kaby lake CPUs have been released by the tech giants.
At CES 2017, Kaby Lake, or “7th generation intel Core” was released as Intel’s latest lineup of processors. While several laptops were launched at the end of 2016 with Kaby Lake chips on board, this is the first time we’re seeing the entire range in one comprehensive collection, both having desktop and laptop CPUs.
With this release, Intel has ditched the familiar ‘tick-tock’ model of processors design. To remind you, each generation of Intel processors would see a reduction in process size (smaller, lower power consumption) and then an improvement in architecture (more powerful). This was called Tick-Tock.
But now, their new approach first sees a reduction in process size, then an upgrade to architecture with a final ‘optimisation’ phase added in to make some final improvements and fill out any scope and squeeze out the last bit of performance. In the case of this generation of 14nm hardware, 5th-Gen ‘Broadwell’ was the process redesign, Skylake was the architecture redesign (meaning an entirely new socket), with Kaby Lake the last hurrah for 14nm before Intel moves onto ‘Cannonlake’, which will be a 10nm design.
While Kaby Lake brings new features such as Optane Memory, better overclocking, better graphics and backwards compatibility with the 100-series chipsets, it still remains only a marginal upgrade over Skylake in terms of general performance. There is still time to see how AMD stack up with the release of Ryzen.
Perhaps the biggest change to the processor is the addition of a new media engine, which can decode Ultra HD video on-chip. While previous Core chips may have been powerful enough to do so in software, the effect on battery life was noticeable. By shifting decoding into hardware, Intel can improve battery life and reduce heat, and is quoting three times the battery life when decoding 4K video. 
Various different series of the new 7th generation Intel processors were showcased on the floor of the CES
Here are all the new offerings –
Model
Core i7-7700K
Core i7-7700
Core i7-7700T
Price
£339
£309
£309
TDP
91W
65W
35W
Cores/Threads
04-Aug
04-Aug
04-Aug
Base Frequency
4.2GHz
3.6GHz
2.9GHz
Boost Frequency
4.5GHz
4.2GHz
3.8GHz
Unlocked
Yes
No
No
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 630
Smart Cache
8MB
8MB
8MB
Model
Core i5-7600K
Core i5-7600
Core i5-7500
Core i5-7400
Price
£239
£219
£199
£189
TDP
91W
65W
65W
65W
Cores/Threads
04-Apr
04-Apr
04-Apr
04-Apr
Base Frequency
3.8GHz
3.5GHz
3.4GHz
3.0GHz
Boost Frequency
4.2GHz
4.1GHz
3.8GHz
3.5GHz
Unlocked
Yes
No
No
No
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 630
Smart Cache
6MB
6MB
6MB
6MB
Model
Core i5-7600T
Core i5-7500T
Core i5-7400T
Price
£219
£199
£179
TDP
35W
35W
35W
Cores/Threads
04-Apr
04-Apr
04-Apr
Base Frequency
2.8GHz
2.7GHz
2.4GHz
Boost Frequency
3.7GHz
3.3GHz
3.0GHz
Unlocked
No
No
No
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 630
Smart Cache
6MB
6MB
6MB
  
Model
Core i3-7350K
Core i3-7320
Core i3-7300
Core i3-7100
Price
£185
£159
£149
£119
TDP
60W
51W
51W
51W
Cores/Threads
02-Apr
02-Apr
02-Apr
02-Apr
Base Frequency
4.2GHz
4.1GHz
4.0GHz
3.9GHz
Boost Frequency
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Unlocked
Yes
No
No
No
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 630
Smart Cache
4MB
4MB
4MB
3MB

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