This year, Intel plans to release a new platform for enthusiasts, along with processors Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X. The CPU data will be LGA2066, will work with motherboards based on the X299 chipset and replace the Broadwell-E processor family. Recently, a retail copy of the desktop processor Core i7-7740K, belonging to the Kaby Lake-X family, was “spotted” in the database of the SiSoftware Sandra utility.
The Intel Core i7-7740K processor found in the database has four cores supporting the Hyper-Threading technology and operates at 4.3 GHz with a maximum Turbo Boost frequency of 4.5 GHz. By the way, Core i7-7700K, the flagship of the Kaby Lake-S line, operates at a nominal frequency of 4.2 GHz, and its Turbo Boost frequency is also 4.5 GHz.
The new CPU is equipped with a dual-channel DDR4-2666 memory controller and eight megabytes of L3 cache memory. Thus, the main difference from the top-of-the-line solution of the Kaby Lake-S line is that the TDP level is increased to 112 W and there is no built-in graphics core. The company quad-core Core i7-7740K was the motherboard ASRock X299 Professional Gaming i7, which indicates the vendors are ready for the release of the Intel LGA2066 platform.
Recall that the debut of Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors along with new motherboards should be held within the Gamescom exhibition, which will be held from 23 to 26 August in Cologne.