Beko95
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— Decent if you can pick it up for around $350 at micro center, but the normal $400 asking price is a bit steep. While the 10600k is a higher value right now, the 10700k could be seen as the minimum from Intel for "future proofing" against the next generation of games that will be made for PS5/Xbox which are powered by an 8-core zen 2 chip. I don't doubt 6-core desktop chips will still play the games well, but there should be even more scaling to be had from having a few extra cores in many titles. Some will cite that last gen consoles were also 8 cores and quad cores were fine then on the desktop, but Jaguar cores had IPC comparable to Athlon 64 Windsor cores which was awful even at the time, and did not have SMT meaning a quad core i7 offered as many logical cores as the ps4/xbone did while having massively higher IPC in spite of their physical core deficit; the next gen Zen 2 cpu's will leverage competitive IPC along with SMT (8c + 16t) to the fullest extent, and it only seems logical to match that as a minimum for a gaming rig you don't plan to upgrade for at least 5 years.

3 months ago.

— When it comes to Intel, speed is the name of the game. It's not as powerful as the 3900x, but it is much faster than it, or any other Ryzen cpu. It's like comparing a 16 wheeler to a rally car. Many people focused on productivity and cpu compute will benefit more from AMD's equivalent, but gamers should be looking at this for the fastest possible performance.

3 months ago.

4 months ago.
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