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- Great for gaming
- Highly efficient architecture
- Excellent single core performance
- Cooler than the previous i7, also very easily overclockable
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Intel Core i7-9700K Review
Ultimately, if you need a robust CPU for high-frame-rate gaming today, the Core i7-9700K is among the best. Intel's Core i7-9700K is a proficient mainstream CPU for gaming enthusiasts, but AMD's Ryzen 7 3700X offers better value and better performance on many computing tasks. Sign up for Lab Report to get the latest reviews and top product advice delivered right to your inbox
Best gaming processor you can find.
My setup: Intel i7-9700K @ 5.0 Ghz Noctua NH-U14S (2 fan) Asus ROG Maximus X Code - BIOS 1704 Team Dark Pro 2x8 CL14 @ 3200 Mhz EVGA RTX 2080 XC Ultra EVGA Supernova 1000W G There's little doubt in my mind this is the best gaming processor available for sale today. It's fast, reliable and cooler tha...
The i7-9700k in 2021 - Are 8 Threads Enough?
Really fast, but for the price you would pay to get your hands on one of these, which I found for 290 Usd on Amazon. Is it worth the money when Amd offers very, very competitive chips? Well, yes, and also kinda no.
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2700x is literally an overall better CPU across more metrics. Intels screwing their customers by forcing hyperthreading on its next step up CPU. Either of the 2 are over priced garbage with not even 2% better performance than the 8700k in gaming. Do some research you will see this "gen" has 1-2 more...
Intel Core i9 9900K & i7 9700K Review, Scorching Fast Performance!
The Core I7 9700 Okay, well, that's an even worse proposition in my opinion. And although I haven't done all the thermal testing that I would like to just yet and what I noticed when testing sort of, my initial impressions of it is it does appear to run a bit hotter than the A7.
If you get this chip and plan on installing it on your z370 motherboard make sure the motherboards bios is up to date so you can use the cpu if not the pc will not post on the monitor so try to get a 8 gen chip and install that after go to your motherboards company website and download the latest up...
Intel 14nm has hit the ceiling
I'm torn with this processor. Moving up from the 6600k at 4.5Ghz that I ran for the past 2 years this processor obviously is much better than the first gen 14nm in productivity. However I can't say that I'm blown away by the gaming performance increase that I netted. Moving from an 8700k to this 970...
5.1 ghz at max temp of 79 C
Running at 5.1 with XMP at 3200. For cooling I am using a corsair h110i and kyronaut thermal paste. The max core temp recorded was 79 C during cinebrench and cpu mark. Using a Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra. (Gigabyte probably has the best VRM of this generation of boards) cpu mark - 20352 cinebench r15 ...
Running at 5ghz across all cores w/o much effort (Voltage peaks to 1.59). Used the recommended configuration in bios for 5ghz on Asus Prime z370-a (upgraded firmware). Ran Prime95 blend for 12hrs, no issues. Corsair i115 Pro cooler (280mm).