Intel Core i7-7740X Skylake-X Processor Review



/ 3 weeks ago

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Introduction


Intel Core i7-7740X Skylake-X Processor Review

Intel Core i7-7740X

While we’ve already had a lot of fun testing a bunch of X299 motherboards, as well as the flagship Core i9-7900X, we’re now cracking on with the new Core i7-7740X. The flagship CPU was fast, faster than anything we’ve ever tested, but how many people have £1000 to spend on a new CPU? Not many I would bet. However, the new quad-core 8-thread Core i7 looks set to please the masses, with a much more reasonable £330-ish price point. That’s an interesting price for a quad-core Intel CPU right now. Let’s not forget the 8-Core Ryzen 1700X is the same price, and I’m eager to see where the two stack up in a head to head battle.

Check out our reviews of the i9-7900XGigabyte Aorus Gaming 9 Motherboard and ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E Gaming Motherboard.

Essentials

  • Product Collection – Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
  • Vertical Segment – Desktop
  • Processor Number – i7-7740X
  • Lithography – 14 nm

Performance

  • Number of Cores – 4
  • Number of Threads – 8
  • Processor Base Frequency – 4.30 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency – 4.50 GHz
  • Cache – 8 MB
  • Bus Speed – 8 GT/s DMI3
  • TDP – 112 W

Memory Specifications

Expansion Options

View the full specifications here.


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  • VoiceOfLogic

    Please correct the threads number. It’s shown as 4c/4t when it’s 4c/8t

    😉

  • Xfce

    “Again, rock solid results here. We’re not breaking any records, but it’s about where it should be for the price”.

    What is the reviewer smoking??. At 5Ghz this overpriced quad core POS only managed to outperform the $130 cheaper 1600 at 3.9Ghz by 2 FPS in that game LOL. Let alone the cost of the x299 mobo needed to run that chip. For the price, this chip performs horribly, i wouldn’t even buy it at the same price as a 1600…