Intel just launched a new socket, chipset and even two processor lines, that both run one the new socket 2066. The new processors range from a new i5, the i5-7640X with 4 cores and 4 threads, to the i9-7900X with 10 cores and 20 threads.
Reviews so far focus on the processors with more cores, especially on the new i9. For pc-kombo that won’t change much - since the new mainboards are pretty expensive, both the i5-7640X and the i7-7740X will not win in price-performance against their Kaby Lake pendants on Z270 boards.
But the new processor line does show up in the system, and is automatically picked when setting the focus to application performance and going to the high end. The i7-7820X and the i9-7900X at $600 and $1000 are the new high end choices for app performance:
|CPU||Intel Core i9-7900X||$999.0 @ Amazon.com|
|Motherboard||Asus TUF X299 MARK 2||$259.99 @ B&H|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LED white DDR4-2666 CL16 (32 GB)||$229.99 @ Amazon.com|
|Storage||Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB 32MB 7.200rpm SATA600 (1 GB)||$45.99 @ newegg|
|SSD||Western Digital Blue (250 GB)||$83.99 @ superbiiz|
|Video Card||MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GT OC||$144.51 @ Amazon.com|
|Case||be quiet! Silent Base 800 Midi-Tower - orange||$119.99 @ superbiiz|
|Power Supply||EVGA SuperNOVA G3 (650 W)||$88.99 @ superbiiz|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-D15 - 140/140mm||$88.15 @ Amazon.com|
For games, the system continues to prefer the i7-7700K.