Intel Core i7-7740X Skylake-X Processor Review
Peter Donnell / 8 months ago
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 i9-7900X, Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 9 Motherboard and ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E Gaming Motherboard.
- Product Collection – Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
- Vertical Segment – Desktop
- Processor Number – i7-7740X
- Lithography – 14 nm
- 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
View the full specifications here.