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I5 8600k vs i7 7700K

i would like to ask is i5 8600k or i7 7700k better for gaming. i heard that i7 7700k is better for gaming but i5 8600k also have many good review and i not really sure which is better.
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    yes you defintely get more fps on the 7700K and you can clock to 5Ghz easier on that chip compared to the i58600k. ONLY if that game is the only one running. the advantage of the 8600k over it, is simple its multicore. its common fact that your fps will drop if there are other apps running at the same time. you wont feel that much on the 8600k.

    another advantage of the 8600k which isnt obvious is its new architecture. provides more power efficiency and clock to speeds higher with less voltage as its goal. energy savings and power step plans are more effective on this one. next year if intel stays on the same pattern like in the past few years. they will release a new board which will only support the z370s around late next year.
  2. marksavio said:
    yes you defintely get more fps on the 7700K and you can clock to 5Ghz easier on that chip compared to the i58600k. ONLY if that game is the only one running. the advantage of the 8600k over it, is simple its multicore. its common fact that your fps will drop if there are other apps running at the same time. you wont feel that much on the 8600k.

    another advantage of the 8600k which isnt obvious is its new architecture. provides more power efficiency and clock to speeds higher with less voltage as its goal. energy savings and power step plans are more effective on this one. next year if intel stays on the same pattern like in the past few years. they will release a new board which will only support the z370s around late next year.

    You don't know what you're talking about whatsoever.

    First of all, the 8600K has way better gaming performance than the 7700K. Look here and here.

    Second of all, it's a lot easier getting 5GHz on the 8600K than the 7700K. Here's Silicon Lottery data: 1, 2. The top 65% of tested 7700K chips hit 5GHz or higher. Meanwhile, the top 84% of tested 8600K chips hit 5GHz or higher. It also takes a bit less voltage.

    Coffee Lake isn't a new architecture at all. It's still Skylake architecture with optimizations and errata fixes on 14nm++. It's true that it consumes less power despite offering considerably more performance.
  3. yes its true that reviewer was able to overclock his 8600k to match the 7700k. but you will also notice that alot of users complain of overheating issues on that particular chip. some z370 boards come with Turbo/multicore enhanced mode which unlocks more power output sync'd to all cores at teh same time.
  4. marksavio said:
    yes its true that reviewer was able to overclock his 8600k to match the 7700k. but you will also notice that alot of users complain of overheating issues on that particular chip. some z370 boards come with Turbo/multicore enhanced mode which unlocks more power output sync'd to all cores at teh same time.
    No, it's better than the 7700K out of the box, and it can overclock higher than it. Also, have you missed all the 7700K complains and heat issues? MCE being enabled isn't the fault of the chip, and once you overclock, it gets disabled anyway.
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