Intel Latest Leaks, Rumors: Different Kaby Lake Series CPUs Revealed

By Jeff Villanueva, Posted: 10/18/16 07:00AM EDT

Gamers and PC enthusiasts have something to look forward to as the rumored most advanced chipsets from Intel is about to hit the market.

So What's With Intel Kaby Lake Processors?

As reported by Hassan Mujtaba of, the leaks coming from their Chinese sources revealed that the Kaby Lake chips will be used for desktops. It will be supported by 100- and 200-series motherboards and 7000-series processors.

The report also confirmed that there will be four Intel Kaby Lake CPU series: the K Series, the S Series, the T Series and the Intel Pentium Series.

K Series Kaby Lake

There will be two "K" series Kaby Lake models: the Core i7-7700K and the Core i5-7600K, both of which were designed for overclocking. The first to be release is the Core i7-7700K which will feature four (4) cores, eight (8) threads running at 91W TDP. The Core i7-7700K chip has a reported 4.2GHz base clock and boost clock of 4.5GHz on 8MB of L3 cache.

The second chip is the quad core chipset Core i5-7600K which features 3.8GHz base clock up to 4GHz. This chipset does not have multi-threading, has 6MB of L3 cache running on 91W TDP.

S Series Kaby Lake

Reports show that there will be five standard models on the "S" Series: Core i7-7700, Core i5-7600, Core i5-7500, Core i5-7400 and Core i3-7300. The Core i7-7700 is a quad core design with base clock of 3.6GHz running at 65W with 8MB of L3 cache. The next three Core i5 models are all quad core without multi-threading support with clock speed ranging from 3.5GHz (7600), 3.4GHz (7500) and 3.0GHz (7400).

Of the five, information about Core i3-7300 is more detailed. Core i3-7300 comes as a dual core processor with hyper-threading technology that runs at 4.0GHz clock speed, 4MB of L3 cache and 51W TDP. However, since this is just a Core i3 chip, don't expect too much.

T Series Kaby Lake

Of the three, lettered Kaby Lake series, the "T" series offered the lowest power tagged at 35W. First is the multi-threaded quad core processor Core i7-7700T that runs at 2.9GHz with 8MB of L3 cache. Core i5-7600T is reportedly tagged at 2.8GHz base clock; Core i5-7500T has a base clock of 2.7GHz while Core i5-7400T has a base clock of 2.4GHz. All three Core i5 models include 6MB of L3 cache.

Intel Pentium Series Kaby Lake

Pentium G4620 reportedly runs at 3.80GHz, 3MB of L3 cache on 51W TDP. This Kaby Lake series has reportedly no boost clock but has hyper-threaded (dual core) design which means more performance boost compared to previous Pentium models.

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