Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by kapu, Nov 13, 2019.
My mobo is Z270 Gaming K3. Which is the best CPU i can put on this mobo ? What would you recommend ?
According to your CPU QVL -
Socket 1151 - Intel Z270 - GA-Z270-Gaming K3 (rev.1.0) - https://www.gigabyte.com/Ajax/SupportFunction/Getcpulist?Type=Product&Value=6093
The "best" cpu supported since BIOS "F2" is an Intel Core i7-7700K. - Considering the state of current affairs one will cost you approx $350 brand-new from a reputable e-tailor such as Amazon.com; the other option being used for approx $280 up on site like eBay.
The 7700K is a robust processor still capable of today's latest games at the highest of settings, a quad core eight thread processor. Compared to the 6 core 12 thread Coffee Lake 8700K cpu it varies between a differential of 11 to 24 percent less powerful in games depending on the game, environment and a series of other factors involved. It is still a worthy buy.
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Processor Base Frequency4.20 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.50 GHz
Cache8 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Bus Speed8 GT/s
# of QPI Links0
As above. Personally I would sell this motherboard and go for ryzen 3600 or 3600x, with like MSI tomahawk max b450(which runs ryzen3 out of the box). Newer, stronger combo, CPU actually is cheaper...and is 6cores 12 threads...
The only reason i would want to sell my Asus z270 Prime A and 7700k would be to take advantage of pci-e 4 for my Corsair MP600 2tb, as for gaming ive not found any proof or info that states that anything kicks the 7700k butt from Intel of Amd....more cores does not guarantee better fps
If you are already running a 7700k, there is no real reason to upgrade cpu until you are ready to go to a newer chipest.
I have 7600k 4.8Ghz , i hoped i can slap 6 core on that chipset, but i guess Intel as usual screw me over. Im gona go AMD next time for sure. At least you can replace just CPU.
Now i have to replace mobo ram and cpu .....