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Intel’s Kaby Lake-X Processors Reach End of Life

Just a year after their release, Intel is retiring their Kaby Lake-X processors. These include the Core i5-7640X and Intel Core i7-7740X, both of which were quad-core entry-level chips in Intel's HEDT platform.

Podcast

ThinkComputers Podcast #104

In this episode of our weekly tech podcast we talk about our reviews of the new Intel Core i9-7900X and Core i7-7740X, our review of the TP-Link Deco M5 and whole home WiFi, why AMD Radeon RX Vega still isn't out, and Cryptocurrency mining.

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Intel Core i7-7740X Processor Review

Just the other day we published our review of Intel's Core i9-7900X Skylake-X processor. It was our first review of a processor in Intel's new Core X Series, and now today we have the Core i7-7740X Kaby Lake-X processor. This processor is based on a different micro-architecture than the other processors that sit above it in Intel's X Series product stack. With the i7-7740X you have Kaby Lake cores and it is the first time we've seen Intel launch two generations of processors at the same time (Kaby Lake-X / Skylake-X). The i7-7740X is a quad-core processor with a base clock speed of 4.3 GHz, boosts up to 4.5 GHz, 8 MB of cache, 16 PCI-Express lanes, and a 112W TDP. Intel is pricing this processor at only $339, not a bad price to get into Intel's HEDT platform. If you are building a new system should you be looking at the Core i7-7740X? Read on as we find out!

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