Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 29 Jun 2018.
Overpriced 8700K. Nothing special at all.
Considering that the 8 core mainstream cpu from Intel in a couple month is the worst kept secret of the industry...
Tbh I wouldn't buy anything above the i5-8600k from Intel at the moment (the advantage of the 8086k or the 8700k just isn't big enough for the price difference).
Were you about to buy a pre-binned 8700K from Silicon Lottery (or the like), or buy a big pile of 8700Ks to test and bin yourself?
If yes: get an 8086K, it's cheaper and likely better binned
If no: don't get an 8086K
Or better get a 2700X because many have moved to 2560x1440 or higher res.
Nah, you don't even need a 2700X
If you're considering a pre-binned 8700k, you're looking for clock speed (or at the very least single-handed performance). The 2700X is not in any way the right tool for that. As far as I am aware, the highest clock achieved with a 2700X is 4.7GHz without the use of sub-ambient cooling (LN2 or direct-die phase change). That's below the stock turbo clock of the standard 8700k, behind the 5GHz even an unbinned 8700K should be able to easily achieve, and far behind what an 8086K could achieve with similarly beefy cooling to that record attempt (HWBot lists 5.6GHz for the 8086K on water so nearly a 1GHz gap).
If you have the funds to consider an 8086K but have a highly threaded workload instead, then you may as well skip Ryzen entirely and go with Threadripper.
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