The Intel Core i7-7700K 4-Core 4.2GHz has 4 cores that run at a clock speed of 4.2GHz.
It has an L3 cache size of 8MB, an L2 cache size of 2048KB, and an L1 cache size of 256KB.
|Cores||4||More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously|
|Speed||4.2GHz||Clock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family|
|Codename||Kaby Lake||The code name given by the manufacturers|
|Release Date||30 Jan 2017||The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support|
|TDP||95W||The lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates|
|L1 Cache||256KB||The bigger the L1 cache, the more data can be stored for lightning CPU access to priority processes (though a bigger cache means a higher latency|
|L2 Cache||2048KB||After L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access|
|L3 Cache||8MB||The L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data|
|Lithography||14nm||The smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use|
|CPU Socket||LGA 1151||The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it|
|Unlocked Multiplier||yes||An unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost|
The CPU is over 3 years old, meaning it is based on aging technologies and will not have the level of support that you would find in a newer processor.
Created with lithographic technology sized at 14 nanometers, the Core i7-7700K 4-Core 4.2GHz is built for extreme speeds and efficiency, and with a Thermal Design Power of 95W the amount of power necessary to run is not excessive.
|Game name||Frames per second|
|Grand Theft Auto V||115|