Is the i7 10700K still a good option for a gaming PC?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by vultusprime, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. vultusprime

    vultusprime Member

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    Hi
    I will be buying a new 1080p gaming PC in the near future.
    AMD 5600X seemed like a good option, but considering that I would keep the new PC for at least 5 years, an 8 cores CPU looked more appealing.
    Intel latest releases were a little disappointing, so I was thinking about the last generation i7 10700K.
    What do you think?
     
  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Get it while you can 10700k sales will be over soon and you'd be stuck with 11gen or overpriced zen3. So yes, its a good option atm.
     
  3. craycray

    craycray Member Guru

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    Agreed with Undying. Right now with its prices it is a really good option.

    The only advantage 5600x provides is PCIe 4.0. If you don't need that, I would go 10700k anyday.
     
  4. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad Master Guru

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    10700k is an excellent choice right now. You won't notice an difference between it and the best CPUs in gaming.

    However, if you are looking for something that will last a long time, I'd say wait until Alder Lake.
    10700k uses 6 year old technology already, it will be 11 years old when you upgrade.

    Alder lake will have DDR5, PCI-e 5, new instruction sets, better IPC.
    Should age far better going forward.

    But if you have say, a two year upgrade cycle, go with the 10700k.
     

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