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Intel Core i7-9700K vs Intel Core i7-8700K

R@tHead

1 month ago

Is there a significant difference between these two processors?

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes. The 9700K has 8 cores and no hyper-threading, so 8 threads. The 8700K has 6 cores, but has hyper-threading and thus 12 threads. The 9700K is going to be slightly faster in all workloads that can make use of 8 threads or less (gaming for example) while the 8700K will come out ahead in more highly threaded workloads, but not by much.

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-9700K-vs-Intel-Core-i7-8700K/4030vs3937

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Well the main purpose I will be using it for will be gaming and watching movies.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Then go with the 9700K.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes the i7-9700K should be slightly faster than the i7-8700K.

https://tpucdn.com/review/intel-core-i7-9700k/images/relative-performance-cpu.png

And considering the i7-8700K costs more, the i7-9700K is the better offer.

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/sxDzK8,WtyV3C/

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Is there a significant difference between these two processors?

Nope, only a small difference. The vast majority of tasks we put our PC's through everyday do not come anywhere near pushing these chips to maximum. This includes gaming. I suspect the 9700K will outbench the 8700K pretty much across the board but they will level out with hyperthreaded tasks. When I say outbench do not assign a large number to it.

If you are interested in gaming, quite honestly, the 8700K with a bit of silicon lottery is the best gaming chip out there. My own i7-8086K (basically the same as 8700K) beats my i9-9900K hands down on gaming. I am an enthusiast overclocker and the i9-9900K running 5.2GHz all cores is no match for the i7-8086K Oc'd to 5.6GHz.

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