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The Intel Core i7-7700K processing chip is officially revealed and the quad-core 7th-gen CPU will certainly not disappoint as it packs beastly specs and capabilities - all for only $350. But how exactly the chip will perform when pitted against AMD's Ryzen Summit Ridge, specifically the flagship SR7?

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Both chips will touchdown January 2017 so tech enthusiasts can expect an epic slugfest. The Ryzen SR7 is set for introduction via the Las Vegas CES 2017 but leaked details have already indicated that AMD intends to unpack a monster processor.

According to WCCFTech, the Ryzen SR chips can be overclocked out of the box, which indicates that the advertised base clock for the SR7 of 3.4GHz can be boosted by up to 4.0GHz on all cores, provided the process is supported by top-quality motherboard and high-end cooler. If the user so wishes, overclocking can push the Ryzen to a high of 5.0GHz but only in single-core.

The Core i7-7700K boasts a base speed of 4.0GHz and can be boosted to 4.2GHz, BGR reported. There was no mention on overclocking possibilities but it's pretty clear that gamers will see significant gains from previous Intel offerings, which is specifically true for those still in the fourth generation 4770K platform.

Intel said the i7-7700K is 30 percent faster than the 4770K when the competition is all about 4K and 360 video rendering.

And against the Ryzen SR7, the i7-7700K appears to enjoy a clear advantage even if the former is in overclocked mode. Per the BGR report, the 8-core SR7 seems to pack more steam compared to the quad-core 7700K but in real-world gaming application, for now, the difference hardly matters. That's because the majority of game title have yet to take advantage of the 8-core CPU muscle.

As for the pricing, reports have been saying that AMD has a winner in the Ryzen SR7 with the asking price starting only at $349 for the regular chip and $499 for the more muscular and faster SR7 Black Edition.

True, Intel has indicated that the Core i7-7700K will sell on release date with an SRP of $350 but that surely will not be the case in reality. BGR warned that price gouging will again be the norm when the Kaby Lake chip comes out that likely will jack up the actual i7-7700K price per unit.

Should that be the case, for many gaming enthusiasts the choice is easy to jump on the AMD Ryzen SR7 when the Intel Core i7-7700K asking price becomes too high.