Intel has just released the Kaby Lake Core i5 7600K and Core i7 7700K processors. These processors aim to replace the Skylake Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K. The Core i5 7600K is priced at $242 while the Core i7 7700K is priced at $339, and both of them work in existing LGA 1151 motherboards.
Unfortunately, it appears that these new CPUs are performing slightly better than their Skylake predecessors.
AnandTech has provided some gaming benchmarks in which we get to see how these new processors perform, and the results are underwhelming.
Both the Core i5 7600K and Core i7 7700K processors perform a bit better than Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K. As such, these CPUs are not meant for those already owning a Skylake CPU.
Of course these results do not really surprise us. Some early benchmarks back in December hinted at the really low performance benefits of the Kaby Lake CPUs. Keep in mind that the Kaby Lake CPUs have higher frequencies than the Skylake CPUs.
YouTube’s ‘HardwareCanucks’ has also offered some gaming benchmarks that can be found below.