Intel’s best gaming CPU is a great value proposition.
Core: 8 | Theme: 16 | Base clock: 3.8GHz | Turbo Clock: 5.1GHz (single core) | Overstuffing: Yes, all typical 5.1GHz cores | L3 Caching: 16MB | TDP: 95W | PCIe Lanes 3.0: 16
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The Core i7 10700K is not the chip that found its way into the original Comet Lake test because Intel wanted to focus on 10 by 10900K and 6 by 10600K, but for our money, it was the best gaming chip from Intel’s arsenal. You’ll get higher performance for the much more expensive Core i9 CPU, but not as much as you’ll see in the game.
It deals with AMD’s new Ryzen 7 5800X, which is an 8-core, 16-threaded processor of the Zen 3 7nm series, but shows more value for money. It’s not powerful in serious apps, but in terms of pure gaming, there really isn’t much in it. Basically, this chip is $70 cheaper than AMD’s similarly capable chip and that’s how much money can be better spent elsewhere.
Where Intel has more advantages than over-pressing stakes. The AMD processor does not have many costs, while you can easily push the 10700K above 5GHz on all cores and also not melt through the radiator.
In contrast, AMD offers PCIe 4.0 support for the team, although it is worth noting that although Nvidia integrates it into the 30-series Ampere RTX cards, it has not had much impact in terms of gaming performance. What it will do is allow you to use the highest performance PCIe 4.0 SSD.