Amazon Prime - intel i7 8700 Processor £220.21 @ Amazon (Sold by netXit and Fulfilled by Amazon)
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Amazon Prime - intel i7 8700 Processor £220.21 @ Amazon (Sold by netXit and Fulfilled by Amazon)

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Found 24th Mar
2914789.jpgi7 8700 (not K) processor - £220.21 with free delivery fulfilled by amazon.
Much cheaper than 8700k
cheaper than 7700k
same price as 8600k
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im still rockin my 8 year old i7 920 on an x58 mobo, maybe one day il treat myself to some new kit
robodan91813 m ago

Perfect!And you don't need a z370 for this board. Wouldn't make much sense …Perfect!And you don't need a z370 for this board. Wouldn't make much sense either as you can't overclockIf you go non k get the b350 board. Same features except no overclocking and it's cheaperThanks op. I finally have a reason to sell me i7 6700 (140-150 on eBay)


But you do need a Z370 board, because there are still no others available for Coffee Lake six months after launch. When they eventually arrive they'll be H370, B360 and H310 as well. B350 is an AM4 chipset.
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Good deal, a clear £40 cheaper than elsewhere for this current tech 8th gen processor
Heat, good deal if you're not looking to overclock
good price, but this will make more sense once the cheaper motherboards are available

still hot though
Just picked this up for £250 damn i hate amazon have some heat.
Do you need a Z270 Board for this CPU?
shinds4 m ago

Do you need a Z270 Board for this CPU?


You need a Z370.
Perfect!
And you don't need a z370 for this board. Wouldn't make much sense either as you can't overclock

If you go non k get the b350 board. Same features except no overclocking and it's cheaper

Thanks op. I finally have a reason to sell me i7 6700 (140-150 on eBay)
robodan9188 m ago

Perfect!And you don't need a z370 for this board. Wouldn't make much sense …Perfect!And you don't need a z370 for this board. Wouldn't make much sense either as you can't overclockIf you go non k get the b350 board.


Good luck with that.
robodan91813 m ago

Perfect!And you don't need a z370 for this board. Wouldn't make much sense …Perfect!And you don't need a z370 for this board. Wouldn't make much sense either as you can't overclockIf you go non k get the b350 board. Same features except no overclocking and it's cheaperThanks op. I finally have a reason to sell me i7 6700 (140-150 on eBay)


But you do need a Z370 board, because there are still no others available for Coffee Lake six months after launch. When they eventually arrive they'll be H370, B360 and H310 as well. B350 is an AM4 chipset.
im still rockin my 8 year old i7 920 on an x58 mobo, maybe one day il treat myself to some new kit
Amazing deal, superb cpu. Heat added.
Aretak22 m ago

But you do need a Z370 board, because there are still no others available …But you do need a Z370 board, because there are still no others available for Coffee Lake six months after launch. When they eventually arrive they'll be H370, B360 and H310 as well. B350 is an AM4 chipset.


Did you have to tell him lol
cainer130 m ago

im still rockin my 8 year old i7 920 on an x58 mobo, maybe one day il …im still rockin my 8 year old i7 920 on an x58 mobo, maybe one day il treat myself to some new kit


Get a 6 core/12thread Xeon 5650/5670 In there. Dirt cheap off ebay/Ali express and score over 950 points in cinebench with an easy to achieve 4-4.4ghz overclock. That's what I've done and at 1080p/1440p with my 1070/980ti it's great. Bottlenecks a bit at 4k probs due to slower single core IPC but would only be a problem if using with a 1080ti. 1070/980ti sweet spot is at 1440p
Aretak1 h, 8 m ago

But you do need a Z370 board, because there are still no others available …But you do need a Z370 board, because there are still no others available for Coffee Lake six months after launch. When they eventually arrive they'll be H370, B360 and H310 as well. B350 is an AM4 chipset.


Damnit you're right! I'm just looking for boards now and they're all z370... If I can't find a good deal on one I'll probably cancel the order then
i swear yesterday evening almost bought an i5 8600K, but this is a much better deal:)! Less power consumtion (65w tdp), 4.3 GHz boost clock on 6 cores, 12MB L3 cache, lower temp due no overclocking ability...possible to undervolt as well. Also due no overclock, even the cheapest z370 board is good enough:)!
Edited by: "DrTraktor" 24th Mar
Any idea when the 8th Gen not Z motherboards are releasing? Intel have been taking their sweet time getting them to market. Then again anti-competitive practices like this is always a good way of reminding the fanboys why competition is good for the industry.
Better option to get a z370 board, because you can switch anytime to K cpu next year, or whenever you can get a cheap deal on 8-9xxx K cpu-s:)! Also nice to mention, B, H chipset boards never was much cheaper... some of them even more expensive.
erfyp5 h, 19 m ago

Get a 6 core/12thread Xeon 5650/5670 In there. Dirt cheap off ebay/Ali …Get a 6 core/12thread Xeon 5650/5670 In there. Dirt cheap off ebay/Ali express and score over 950 points in cinebench with an easy to achieve 4-4.4ghz overclock. That's what I've done and at 1080p/1440p with my 1070/980ti it's great. Bottlenecks a bit at 4k probs due to slower single core IPC but would only be a problem if using with a 1080ti. 1070/980ti sweet spot is at 1440p


Higher resolution has no effect on the CPU requirements of a game. Most of the time 4K allows for slower CPU as the GPU becomes the sole bottleneck in game performance.
If you're looking for a motherboard to pair with this, get the ASRock Z370 Extreme4.
Optimus_Toaster1 h, 26 m ago

Higher resolution has no effect on the CPU requirements of a game. Most of …Higher resolution has no effect on the CPU requirements of a game. Most of the time 4K allows for slower CPU as the GPU becomes the sole bottleneck in game performance.


Yeah I know that but I also know gpu does not max out and hits a wall at 4k in games like arkham knight at 38 fps. It's an older architecture so could be anything from cpu to sata 2 ssd/hdd interface to ddr3 memory but I do know it's not the gpu as that hovers around 70-80 load and won't go higher.
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Page now says £270 when you land on it, but if you look below still available at £220.71 on backorder from april 6th,

The £270 one is fulfilled by Amazon US anyway and is up to 6 business days for delivery. Which is April too.
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Thanks for the heat everyone, I had to get up out of bed at 4am to post this as it wouldnt work on the app! Seemed worth the effort
Edited by: "Djrxx" 24th Mar
thanks!
It makes much more sense to go with the i5 8600k. About the same price, overclockable, superior single threaded performance, better in gaming and only slightly behind in heavy multi-threaded work loads.
Just my 2 cents worth
crap deal, not i9!!
Djrxx5 h, 4 m ago

Thanks for the heat everyone, I had to get up out of bed at 4am to post …Thanks for the heat everyone, I had to get up out of bed at 4am to post this as it wouldnt work on the app! Seemed worth the effort


Thanks again man
tahir_owen1 h, 13 m ago

It makes much more sense to go with the i5 8600k. About the same price, …It makes much more sense to go with the i5 8600k. About the same price, overclockable, superior single threaded performance, better in gaming and only slightly behind in heavy multi-threaded work loads.Just my 2 cents worth


there are tests on youtube, where even the 5.2 GHz i5 8600k can't beat the i7 8700 in multitasking, and not much difference in fps, but much more heat, much more power consumption, and also not to mention, you need big luck to go safely above 4.9 GHz on i5 8600K... so is it worthy really?
DrTraktor22 m ago

there are tests on youtube, where even the 5.2 GHz i5 8600k can't beat the …there are tests on youtube, where even the 5.2 GHz i5 8600k can't beat the i7 8700 in multitasking, and not much difference in fps, but much more heat, much more power consumption, and also not to mention, you need big luck to go safely above 4.9 GHz on i5 8600K... so is it worthy really?


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Oh, i'm not expecting it to beat the 8700 in multi-threaded workloads even when oc'd, but in many scenarios, the ones which are more important to end users, this one will be better. I also think you need a good cooler for the 8700 for it to keep it to it's maximum core clocks under load. I also think you'd get better 1% and 0.1 lows on gaming wih higher core clocks, although if games start using 12 threads then the 8700 will probably fair better. Also there is only one motherboard at the minute for this platform which overclocks stuff, so might as well make the most of it. When the cheaper mobo's come out, then maybe the 8700 will make more sense.
TBH i'd go for a ryzen and cheaper motherboards, also support the underdog for better competition.
Anyone wanting to buy a new computer from scratch should obviously wait for the new zens to come out...
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DrTraktor27 m ago

there are tests on youtube, where even the 5.2 GHz i5 8600k can't beat the …there are tests on youtube, where even the 5.2 GHz i5 8600k can't beat the i7 8700 in multitasking, and not much difference in fps, but much more heat, much more power consumption, and also not to mention, you need big luck to go safely above 4.9 GHz on i5 8600K... so is it worthy really?


I was just about to write a similar post, in single core tests not overclocked the 8700 is equal or better (with better turbo which games will use), with lower tdp, better cache, cheaper cooling solutions etc. in a limited pool of games overclocking the i5 may make a difference, and that pool will only shrink in future, games these days tend to use more than a single core, but even those that use 6 or less cores/threads, the 8700 will boost on all cores threads / higher than the 8600k can boost on all cores.

As a workstation the 8700 is 30-40% more powerful.. seems a no brainer to me, in very limited scenarios the 8600k may be able to get a few fps on the 8700, at high cost. In pretty much everything else, the 8700 is better.
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tahir_owen12 m ago

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_8600K/18.htmlOh, i'm not …https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_8600K/18.htmlOh, i'm not expecting it to beat the 8700 in multi-threaded workloads even when oc'd, but in many scenarios, the ones which are more important to end users, this one will be better. I also think you need a good cooler for the 8700 for it to keep it to it's maximum core clocks under load. I also think you'd get better 1% and 0.1 lows on gaming wih higher core clocks, although if games start using 12 threads then the 8700 will probably fair better. Also there is only one motherboard at the minute for this platform which overclocks stuff, so might as well make the most of it. When the cheaper mobo's come out, then maybe the 8700 will make more sense.TBH i'd go for a ryzen and cheaper motherboards, also support the underdog for better competition.Anyone wanting to buy a new computer from scratch should obviously wait for the new zens to come out...


The majority of PC's arent used for gaming, outside of gaming, the 8700 is clearly a better processor. In a limited field of single core scenarios that dont use turboboost the 8600k is at best equal in performance. In reality if people dont need the threads/cores an i3 would be more than enough. For top end uses, the 8700 is all round better than the 8600k, except in a limited field of games (which is getting smaller) where the 8600k at extra expense may gain a few fps. Even with overclocking the 8600k is outperformed by the 8700.. There can be scenarios where the 8600k may be better for a very small pool of users/games, however I'm not sure that qualifies as making much more sense to buy it.
Djrxx2 h, 7 m ago

I was just about to write a similar post, in single core tests not …I was just about to write a similar post, in single core tests not overclocked the 8700 is equal or better (with better turbo which games will use), with lower tdp, better cache, cheaper cooling solutions etc. in a limited pool of games overclocking the i5 may make a difference, and that pool will only shrink in future, games these days tend to use more than a single core, but even those that use 6 or less cores/threads, the 8700 will boost on all cores threads / higher than the 8600k can boost on all cores.As a workstation the 8700 is 30-40% more powerful.. seems a no brainer to me, in very limited scenarios the 8600k may be able to get a few fps on the 8700, at high cost. In pretty much everything else, the 8700 is better.


Agreed. The only case where the 5.2 Ghz i5 had slightly more fps, that is only 1080p. I play in 1440p, so... i7 more future proof. Also you can apply 2.5 Mhz bclk overclock on it, which causing higher boost. I did it on i7 7700 too, it works.
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now £217.84 backorder april 6th, same seller netxit fulfilled by amazon
Thanks again OP - excellent deal
Got my CPU yesterday and Mobo today. I'm floored at the performance compared to my i7-6700

BLCK 102.9 (stable)
4.425GHz (stable) base + target 4.7GHz turbo (at or better than 8700K at stock, and 8700K can only be pushed to 4.8-5.0GHz if you're very lucky)
temps: never above 50C at load (24C room/ambient temp) thanks to good air cooler (arctic freezer 33 with 2 120mm fans, and 140mm case fan) & kryonaut paste - waterblock to come, as I'd like to drop the temps down to as close to room temp as possible, but haven't built the open loop yet

Cinebench consistently 1458 multicore (almost 2x my i7-6700 at 790 with otherwise identical hardware)

Looking forward to seeing what this can do under water and after delid/liquid metal re-paste. Definitely worth it for me to save the money on non-k 8700 (fyi I already have the delid tools and paste, so minimal 'extra' cost there which would also have applied to the 8700k if I bought that instead)
it says 270, i cant seem to find 220 , if i scroll onto it it says 220 +50 customs .. am i missing something?
KK_LS5 h, 40 m ago

it says 270, i cant seem to find 220 , if i scroll onto it it says 220 +50 …it says 270, i cant seem to find 220 , if i scroll onto it it says 220 +50 customs .. am i missing something?


Same, i assume this has expired again, someone correct me if im wrong please.
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It does look to have expired now @ryan5387
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