11700K Retail Review

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  1. kapu

    kapu Ancient Guru

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    Am4 with ryzen 1600-1800 was quite future proof. Still works good :)
     
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    Compared to 7600/7700k i think that was quite a futureproof. They can even swap their cpus to something newer without needing a new board.
     
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    kapu Ancient Guru

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    My friend has 1600Af + 3060ti. Works like charm, zero noticeable cpu bottleneck. Imagine that with 7600k....
     
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    MonstroMart Maha Guru

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    It always depends on what you do with your computer. Personally i work in the day with my main computer and i don't feel like having two towers so i use the same computer to play games too. I build big projects and run VMs. Pretty much always have many applications opened at the same time on 2 screens (ultra widescreen 3k and a 2k one). For me in 2021 it's pretty much a minimum of 32GB of ram and 8 cores. I'll probably upgrade to a 5800x when i'll be able to buy one at retail price. But yeah for gaming only no point to upgrade the cpu outside of when you build a new system unless you're a pro gamer and require 144+ fps at all time.
     

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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    I do that with my measly 1600 AF and it doesn't break a sweat.
     
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    Its not measly at all. ;)
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    A solid 6 core CPU can easily handle any game, even modern ones. We haven't even seen anything that is pushing current gen consoles yet.
     
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    Best $85 dollar CPU I've ever owned, It's a champ!
     
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    The i7-980X was the most future-proof CPU I ever owned. I finally retired it from my backup PC only last year. It still went toe to toe with the best of them in strictly gaming applications well into 2018.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    That was a thousand dollar CPU back then.
     

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    Still have one but the Xeon X5680. Even though it lacks avx instructions and some modern games wont even run its still usable even today.
     
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    True enough, and it did cost me an arm and a leg when I got it, but I did get incredible mileage out of it. Dare I say I wouldn't get as much out of any contemporary CPU in its price range. Maybe 5 years, tops.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    A friend of mine spent over 2 grand on a 980x system from Dell with a 2 gig 5850, The system I built a month later with a 560 Ti and E7200 beat him in gaming benchmarks. And it was only around $900.
     
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    Interesting. Was his system overclocked at all? I ran mine at 4,5Ghz. It overclocked like a dream.
     
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    You mean as core2duo e7200? It predates Nehalem first gen i7 so that cant be right. You messed something up it was long time ago. :)
     

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    No. Check your history. ;)
     
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    Hm you are actually right. They came same year tho. E7200 like you said was a measly 2c/2t while 980x was a beheemoth 6c/12t cpu. Well, the victory didnt last long. Games started using more cores right after and that famous thing futureproof we like to talk about here took place.
     
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    I remember it very clearly because I won 3 grand at the casino and the next morning I told my friend "I'll build a system for half the price of yours and it will be better in gaming."

    He never took up the challenge. He spent a grand on a CPU but skimped out on a good GPU. And that E7200 was probably the best overclocker I've ever seen. I think I had it close to 4ghz on the stock cooler.
     
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    Friendly reminder that even console Jaguar cores caused issues with PC ports due to how much better optimized console architectures are. This time they have real CPUs.

    The split between CPU and GPU memory spaces, and PCIe storage, will hurt us much more this time around. Microsoft seems to be trying to mitigate it with Direct Storage, HAGS and by properly supporting BAR, let's hope it won't end up so badly.

    I think we'll see some incredible stuff, mostly from the Sony side of things again.
     
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    I heard msrp will be $349 for 11700k and $449 for 11900k.
    It still feels like nothing exciting on the the table, even if 11900k will be +/- 5800x.
    More like they needed a chip just to compete with 5k series but that's all.
    And at a time when upgrade fever is low because of GPU mess.

    Should've sticked to the low priced 10700 till next generation imo.
     

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