Friday, December 30th 2016

Intel's Core i3-7350K to Reportedly be Absent From Initial Kaby Lake Launch

Intel's Core i3-7350K, the little dual-core that could, is going to be absent from the company's launch line-up, multiple sources have reported. Considering Intel's other expected, already pretty well-known parts and respective pricing which will be making up its Kaby Lake market launch, the absence of Intel's only "innovative" product (if you can really call an unlocked multiplier an innovation) surely presents itself as sad news for the extreme value-conscious consumer - at least if non-K overclocking of Intel's processors is, this time around, properly shut-down by the company as intended.

Expected to be priced at $175, the Core i3-7350K is expected to carry a base clock of 4 GHz, with 5 GHz on air being the expected OC potential of the chips. Apparently, Intel is delaying the launch of this part (as well as its entry-level Celeron and Pentium families of processors) by several weeks. This could be a way for Intel to prevent early cannibalization of its i5 7400 processors by a small chip that could, in the right scenario, provide much higher performance due to its 1 GHz extra base core clock speed (also being the only Core i3 desktop SKU to feature Turbo Boost, with a frequency of up to 4.2 GHz).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara, Computerbase
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43 Comments on Intel's Core i3-7350K to Reportedly be Absent From Initial Kaby Lake Launch

#1
alucasa
Has this been reported to the police?

Kidnapping is a crime.
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#2
64K
Well if the chip can be neutered with HT turned off and clocked to 7.000000001700004 GHz on air then it should make @EarthDog happy as a shit-house rat on the 4th of July in a cheese-cake factory.
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#3
EarthDog
Ugh, don't get these clownshoes here going on overclocking...lol
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#4
Franzen4Real
EarthDog said:
Ugh, don't get these clownshoes here going on overclocking...lol
lol!! (I was entertained with that thread! lol)


" expected to carry a base clock of 4 GHz, with 5 GHz on air being the expected OC potential of the chips."

@Dj-ElectriC will not be pleased... Next time, you must remember-- pretty please with a cherry on top
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#5
TheGuruStud
Maybe Intel read the comments about this stupid chip and pulled it.
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#6
EarthDog
LOLOLOL, they probably laughed at most of the ignorance based ones... which here, are many.
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#7
FYFI13
TheGuruStud said:
Maybe Intel read the comments about this stupid chip and pulled it.
This chip (overclockable i3) isn't stupid in any way and it could have it's own niche if not this stupid pricing. Granted, they don't want to kill their low end i5 series but man, those who buy low end (and non-k models, obviously) i5 CPUs - they most likely not into overclocking anyways. Most of them.

175USD means at least 200eu here in Europe, at least. If so:

200+ for CPU (i3 7350K) + ~120eu for the motherboard = 320eu
vs
210 for CPU (i5 6400) + cheapest motherboard, since you don't need specific chipset for overclocking = 280eu

Second option gives you 4 real cores with more CPU cache, lower price and lower power consumption.

EarthDog said:
LOLOLOL, they probably laughed at most of the ignorance based ones... which here, are many.
I'm pretty sure they checked every single comment that starts with "LOLOLOL" because in some ancient language it means "now listen to what master says".
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#8
yggdrasil
We do know the i3's and low end i5's are always delayed, Just look at last years release.

6700k August 5th 2015
6600k August 5th 2015
Earliest i3
6100 October 2015
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#9
Mussels
Moderprator
if those benchies are accurate (that it matches a previous gen i5, despite less cores) it could be a really good budget chip
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#10
ShurikN
Mussels said:
if those benchies are accurate (that it matches a previous gen i5, despite less cores) it could be a really good budget chip
budget chip at $175... nice one.
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#11
EarthDog
Mussels said:
if those benchies are accurate (that it matches a previous gen i5, despite less cores) it could be a really good budget chip
makes sense... the clockspeed differences make up for the inefficiencies of HT. :)

If the i3 7350K is 4.2ghz + boost, that is several hundred mhz above full core (3.6 ghz) or single core boost (3.8ghz) of the compared and locked cpu.
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
ShurikN said:
budget chip at $175... nice one.
i didnt say it was a good call at launch, but it'll drop over time. plenty of people exclusively play DX9 games on modern hardware (LoL, Dota2, SCII, etc) and a super clocked dual core like these would be ideal (if the price is good)
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#13
hojnikb
How about a i3 7100K for ~125$ ??
That would actually make sense
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#14
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
hojnikb said:
How about a i3 7100K for ~125$ ??
That would actually make sense
That would be godly; thus it'll never happen.

I have always wanted an i3K, but not at that price.
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#15
hojnikb
Frick said:
That would be godly; thus it'll never happen.

I have always wanted an i3K, but not at that price.
If amd bites them right in the a** with ZEN, this will happen.
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#16
crow1001
I wonder if Intel will give us free overclocking agiain on non k chips as on skylake. :laugh: My £80 6500t doing great at 4.2Ghz. That OC is so much better when not paying through the nose for it like this stupid kaby dual core i3. :slap:
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#17
hojnikb
crow1001 said:
I wonder if Intel will give us free overclocking agiain on non k chips as on skylake. :laugh: My £80 6500t doing great at 4.2Ghz. That OC is so much better when not paying through the nose for it like this stupid kaby dual core i3. :slap:
I wonder if this trick still works on older mobos and kaby lake cpus :)
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#18
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
hojnikb said:
If amd bites them right in the a** with ZEN, this will happen.
Yes, but I am pretty sure that will not happen. Ryzen will be decent at best.
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#19
Dj-ElectriC
Don't expect seeing this i3 next week. Just sayin.
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#20
Darksword
$175.00 for a dual core CPU? LOL.... no.
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#21
Blueberries
TheGuruStud said:
Maybe Intel read the comments about this stupid chip and pulled it.
People that prioritize core-count over clock speed have no idea what they're doing. Calling an unlocked i3 a "stupid chip" is like complaining about getting an F1 engine when you wanted a V8 with half the HP.
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#22
dalekdukesboy
As I and many say on all these intel threads with stupidly overpriced hardware that is barely better than 5 years ago...hurry up Zen and be as good as possible, I think us techies have suffered non progress long enough.
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#23
9700 Pro
I think that 5GHz is just a fart when delidded.. ;) I'm getting one!
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#24
EarthDog
dalekdukesboy said:
As I and many say on all these intel threads with stupidly overpriced hardware that is barely better than 5 years ago...hurry up Zen and be as good as possible, I think us techies have suffered non progress long enough.
And in the flip side, you have 6 year old hardware with zero improvements over that time (vs 25%) but is cheaper.

Got it. :p
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#25
dalekdukesboy
Your "flip side" proves my point, I could go back to even older or even newer lower end intel hardware and make the point it won't bottleneck any game with any high end card or cards and literally can still be within striking range of a brand new x99 system with any 6-10 core processor...what is your point? I can buy and overclock a good ivy bridge and your 25% will be zero or less in most situations. Isn't that kinda sad for 6 year old hardware? Should be 75% slower or more being over a half decade old.
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