Unlocked Kaby Lake Core i3-7350K Pending?

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For a few days now there is world that Intel might release a Kaby lake model processor in the Core i3 series with an unlocked multiplier, a K model .

The specific overclockable Core i3 model will be the Core i3-7350K (2C/2T). The Intel Core i3-7350K would run with a maximum boost frequency of 4.2GHz out of the box. This unlocked multiplier 'K' chip will be a dual-core part with four threads (2C/4T). It has a L3 cache of 4MBand 91W TDP:

Process node: 14nm Plus
Number of cores: 2
Number of threads: 4
Base clock speed: 4.0GHz
Max clock speed: 4.2GHz
L3 cache: 4MB
Max power draw: 91 watts
Parent socket: LGA 1151
Price: $180

This processor would be based on the latest 14nm “Plus” process node, which builds upon 14nm FinFET process technology that shrinks processor components down to an small size using fin-shaped transistors. The “Plus” version provides better processor performance and improved power efficiency over the older manufacturing process. Intel did this once before with a Pentium G3258 processor (Haswell) which kcoked ass (our review here). 

There are the other two “K” models in the upcoming lineup:

Core i7-7700K Core i5-7600K
Process node: 14nm Plus 14nm Plus
Number of cores: 4 4
Number of threads: 8 4
Base clock speed: 4.2GHz 3.8GHz
Max clock speed: 4.5GHz 4.2GHz
L3 cache: 8MB 6MB
Max power draw: 91 watts 91 watts
Parent socket: LGA 1151 LGA 1151
Price: $350 $240

All three will serve as Intel’s fastest chip in each of the three upcoming seventh-generation i3/i5/i7 processor categories. So far, Intel appears ready to include two additional, “locked” chips in the Core i7 family, six models in the i5 family, and four models in the i3 family. The seventh-generation lineup will also consist of five Pentium-branded models with two cores and an overall maximum base speed of 3.7GHz.

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