Wednesday, December 21st 2016

Intel 7th Gen Core "Kaby Lake" Boxes Pictured

Intel's 7th generation Core "Kaby Lake" processors are slated for a January 2017 launch, beginning with the flagship Core i7-7700K processor. Ahead of their launch, here are pictures of the retail boxes of Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 "Kaby Lake" processors. As you can see, they're nearly identical to those of the 6th generation Core "Skylake" boxes, except for the "7th Generation" marking on the box, Intel HD Graphics 630 markings, and an interesting-looking "For a Great VR Experience" marking on the box. The processor model number sticker will be pasted right where you'd expect it. Intel Core "Kaby Lake" processors will run on motherboards with Intel 200-series chipset out of the box, and on 100-series chipset motherboards with BIOS updates.

Source: VideoCardz
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39 Comments on Intel 7th Gen Core "Kaby Lake" Boxes Pictured

#1
the54thvoid
So, grab a cheap Skylake when these come out, or buy Zen.
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#2
techy1
second one... because intel does not drop even a cent from its previous gens when new comes out (obviously Zen could change even that)
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#3
ratirt
Intel is so stubborn with his price range i don't think Zen can change that.
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#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
the54thvoid said:
So, grab a cheap Skylake when these come out, or buy Zen.
Previous generations do not get cheaper. Haswell i3's cost more than Skylake i3's, where I live.
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#5
geon2k2
Frick said:
Previous generations do not get cheaper. Haswell i3's cost more than Skylake i3's, where I live.
It makes perfect sense if you think about it.
Its not like Skylake is so much faster than Haswell :)
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#6
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
geon2k2 said:
It makes perfect sense if you think about it.
Its not like Skylake is so much faster than Haswell :)
No it doesn't. Why should an old platform cost the same as a new one?
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#7
BiggieShady
geon2k2 said:
It makes perfect sense if you think about it.
Perfect sense to whom? To intel and dealerships? No doubt. ... Your statement implies that if it doesn't make sense to a customer, he or she is simply not thinking enough :slap:
geon2k2 said:
Its not like Skylake is so much faster than Haswell :)
... except Haswell is not being produced anymore
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#8
geon2k2
BiggieShady said:
Perfect sense to whom? To intel and dealerships? No doubt. ... Your statement implies that if it doesn't make sense to a customer, he or she is simply not thinking enough :slap:

... except Haswell is not being produced anymore
Oh, please, stop it, i was just pointing out that there was very little progress between generations.
Obviously no new customer should buy an old platform at the same price as the new one, even if this has the same performance.

On the other hand I sit on an i5 Haswell and I was looking to maybe upgrade to an i7 also Haswell so that I'll not have to replace the MB, but the prices didn't move from few years ago (although I did see my i5 with like 50 EUR discount compared to my price during BF) and in retrospect it does make some sense as the performance of this old i7 is more or less the same as the new i7.
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#9
LDNL
Another year and another useless processor from Intel. This is becoming like the COD series but with processors. Clock per clock performance is pretty much the same as in Sandy Bridge and the only thing thats evolving is the chipset. With no competition its no wonder advancements arent happening.
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#10
ssdpro
LDNL said:
With no competition its no wonder advancements arent happening.
It is a shameful legacy of failure that hangs around AMD for dropping the ball on their end. AMD's redeeming moment looms and hopefully, with a product that meets expectations, competition ensues.
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#11
RejZoR
ratirt said:
Intel is so stubborn with his price range i don't think Zen can change that.
Even if not, we now have an option. Before there was basically none.
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#12
crow1001
Yawn, bring on the giant killer ryzen.
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#13
BiggieShady
geon2k2 said:
Oh, please, stop it, i was just pointing out that there was very little progress between generations.
Obviously no new customer should buy an old platform at the same price as the new one, even if this has the same performance.

On the other hand I sit on an i5 Haswell and I was looking to maybe upgrade to an i7 also Haswell so that I'll not have to replace the MB, but the prices didn't move from few years ago (although I did see my i5 with like 50 EUR discount compared to my price during BF) and in retrospect it does make some sense as the performance of this old i7 is more or less the same as the new i7.
Yes, you are locked to Haswell with the socket and the chipset and the cpu is commodity that doesn't go stale in the warehouse, it works great for keeping the prices high - it's not like they have to sell all the oranges before they get moldy.
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#14
Folterknecht
LDNL said:
Clock per clock performance is pretty much the same as in Sandy Bridge and the only thing thats evolving is the chipset. .
Stop spouting nonsense - you get at least an IPC improvement going from Sandy to Skylake of 30% (same speed ofc). That is without new instruction sets.

It's true that the improvements from gen to gen were small the last few years, but with 4 new generations since Sandy it adds up.
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#15
64K
Folterknecht said:

It's true that the improvements from gen to gen were small the last few years, but with 4 new generations since Sandy it adds up.
That's the way I see it too. The improvements have been gradual and it's taken a few generations to give me a good reason to upgrade my 3570k but it's almost time. I will wait for word on 10nm Cannonlake and if it gets delayed past 2017 then I will do a Kaby Lake build.
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#16
Octavean
If the rumors are true and we see a retail RyZen 8 core 16 thread part hitting the market at ~$300 USD (and performing about as well as Core i7 6900K) then that would surely be a industry changing moment. This should technically force Intel to lower prices but then again you never know.

If RyZen is a noteworthy performance / price contender it will likely be a difficult chip to find in stock and even more difficult to find at the MSRP. Stock will be scant at its release. Stock will be bought up by opportunistic price gouging trolls looking to inflate the price beyond reason via aftermarket third-party sales.

Assuming the MSRP is actually in the low ~$300 range to begin with.

No it will not be Nirvana when Zen hits the market, it will be a frustrating free for all cluster F@$K trying to find one at or even near the MSRP,.....probably for months after release.

This is assuming that AMD doesn't oversell and under deliver on RyZen,....
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#17
marios15
Judging by the boxes colour and according to the doppler effect, i can assume that the i3 is the fastest and i7 is the slowest, unless they're moving backwards.
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#18
TheGuruStud
64K said:
That's the way I see it too. The improvements have been gradual and it's taken a few generations to give me a good reason to upgrade my 3570k but it's almost time. I will wait for word on 10nm Cannonlake and if it gets delayed past 2017 then I will do a Kaby Lake build.
Desktop 10nm isn't slated to arrive till late 2018 as of now (assuming no complications).

AMD has free range to plunder if they pull it off. Cannonlake isn't anything new from what I can tell, so AMD has even more time to pillage, especially if they pull off good refreshes and Zen+.
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#19
nickbaldwin86
really marketing that "VR ready"

Wouldn't even be a consideration and I don't know how this CPU is better VR than that last? LOL the right marketing team can sell a dead cow to a farmer
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#20
TheGuruStud
nickbaldwin86 said:
really marketing that "VR ready"

Wouldn't even be a consideration and I don't know how this CPU is better VR than that last? LOL the right marketing team can sell a dead cow to a farmer
Hey, now, next thing you'll tell me is that I don't need a "windows 10 compatible" sticker on my monitor.
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#21
nickbaldwin86
TheGuruStud said:
Hey, now, next thing you'll tell me is that I don't need a "windows 10 compatible" sticker on my monitor.
Yup you have made my point!
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#22
phanbuey
Ryzen isn't out till Feb though :(

cmon amd... gimme my 8 core
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#23
anubis44
I'd file this release of Intel chips under the 'who cares?' section.
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#24
anubis44
ratirt said:
Intel is so stubborn with his price range i don't think Zen can change that.
Good. Then AMD will clean their clock and sell more chips than Intel. Frankly, I'm pretty sure Intel WILL lower their prices.
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