6th 7th gen Benchmark comparison

Intel’s new generation of processors is here. Dubbed Kabylake, these processors build upon Intel’s Skylake architecture

Intel’s new generation of processors is here. Dubbed Kabylake, these processors build upon Intel’s Skylake architecture. This means that they use the same 14nm process that was used for Skylake. Intel says that they have however managed to improve the process enough that they consider it “14+”nm. What does this all mean for the average Indian? For that we can look at Ars Technica’s review at https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/01/intel-core-i7-7700k-kaby-lake-review/

We can see that the performance gap between the 6700k and the 7700k, even when the 7700k is clocked at 5Ghz is within the order of a few percent. The highest difference was the Handbrake benchmark with the 7700k outperforming the 6700k by 7.5% despite being clocked at 5GHz! Looking at the price in the Indian market, the 6600k is priced at Rs. 23990 and the 7700k at Rs. 25819. That means there’s an increase of 7.6% in price. While the increase in performance is, on average, less than 5%.

The Kabylake processors are also rife with allegations of going nuclear when overclocked. Especially considering the weather here in India, achieving high clocks is not the most painless process.

So unless the only thing you care about is 4k video, I would suggest holding off on Kabylake and just going for the equivalent Skylake processor and saving some cash in the process.

 Guest Article by: Shaurya Kumar Mittal

Photo Credits: intel.com

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