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Ryzen 7 3700X has 8 cores and 16 threads with 4.4 GHz Boost, 3.6 GHz base clock and 36 MB total cache. 65 Watts TDP. Includes Wraith Prism Cooler.

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Good price. Heat. This is the closest competitor to the 9700k imo.
Cmon BF price wars, red vs blue
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Good price. Heat. This is the closest competitor to the 9700k imo.
Cmon BF price wars, red vs blue
Mugginz21/11/2019 21:11

Good price. Heat. This is the closest competitor to the 9700k imo.Cmon BF …Good price. Heat. This is the closest competitor to the 9700k imo.Cmon BF price wars, red vs blue


Fight fight
Mugginz21/11/2019 21:11

Good price. Heat. This is the closest competitor to the 9700k imo.Cmon BF …Good price. Heat. This is the closest competitor to the 9700k imo.Cmon BF price wars, red vs blue


I didn’t think that intel were even in the ring to compete against the Ryzen chips. At above 1080p gaming anyway.
Edited by: "DrABCD" 21st Nov 2019
C'mon you Reds/Blue*
Consumers for the win!
*Delete where applicable
I'm holding out for a 3700x - generally consensus and I know none of us have that much needed "crystal ball", but really, how low do you see this chip going in the next few weeks?
DrABCD21/11/2019 21:16

I didn’t think that intel were even in the ring to compete against the R …I didn’t think that intel were even in the ring to compete against the Ryzen chips. At above 1080p gaming anyway.


It's at higher resolutions and framerates where the 9700K does compete and tends to outperform the 3700X. Which makes sense as it still has slightly stronger single threaded performance than the 3700X (or any Ryzen). At stock they're similar, but the 9700K overclocks much better, so it takes the cake for gaming.

But it's not by a huge amount, whereas the 3700X is significantly faster at lots of other non-gaming tasks, so most people go for that. But if you were trying to build the best possible gaming rig, you'd go with the 9700K.
slipd21/11/2019 21:38

I'm holding out for a 3700x - generally consensus and I know none of us …I'm holding out for a 3700x - generally consensus and I know none of us have that much needed "crystal ball", but really, how low do you see this chip going in the next few weeks?


I don't know but I will say that it's taken a while for the 2700X to drop and it's now dropped like a stone. So it could take a good 6 months from now until it drops much further (maybe only another £10-20 cheaper than this for BF).

Edit: Bear in mind that the jump from 2700X to 3700x was quite big, and the jump to 4700x (or equivalent) will be smaller. So the 3700X may take even longer to drop.
Edited by: "edanfalls" 21st Nov 2019
Nice one OP, note it`s £274.74 using code PRIZE20 on Ebuyer / Ebay
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edanfalls21/11/2019 21:40

It's at higher resolutions and framerates where the 9700K does compete and …It's at higher resolutions and framerates where the 9700K does compete and tends to outperform the 3700X. Which makes sense as it still has slightly stronger single threaded performance than the 3700X (or any Ryzen). At stock they're similar, but the 9700K overclocks much better, so it takes the cake for gaming.But it's not by a huge amount, whereas the 3700X is significantly faster at lots of other non-gaming tasks, so most people go for that. But if you were trying to build the best possible gaming rig, you'd go with the 9700K.


That does not make sense. At higher resolution gaps between CPU narrow as the GPU is your bottleneck then. It's at 1080p where Intel outperform Ryzen by about 10% but that's game dependant. This is what benchmark I have seen shows.
Edited by: "pcgamer2014" 21st Nov 2019
slipd21/11/2019 21:38

I'm holding out for a 3700x - generally consensus and I know none of us …I'm holding out for a 3700x - generally consensus and I know none of us have that much needed "crystal ball", but really, how low do you see this chip going in the next few weeks?



250 mark i bet for the 3700x, the 3600x will be around 200, and 3600 at 160
slipd21/11/2019 21:38

I'm holding out for a 3700x - generally consensus and I know none of us …I'm holding out for a 3700x - generally consensus and I know none of us have that much needed "crystal ball", but really, how low do you see this chip going in the next few weeks?


I'd guess £270, the main discounts will be for the older chips.
Edited by: "DeejayAJ" 21st Nov 2019
Been monitoring this price. Single core performance not as fast as the i7, but wont be that noticeable for the majority. I am firmly between this n the 9700k. Price is king. Bring on the deals!
slipd21/11/2019 21:38

I'm holding out for a 3700x - generally consensus and I know none of us …I'm holding out for a 3700x - generally consensus and I know none of us have that much needed "crystal ball", but really, how low do you see this chip going in the next few weeks?


This month's Which? has a study saying 95% of stuff on sale on BF was the same price or cheaper at another time of year. So, chances are it won't be much cheaper...
DrABCD21/11/2019 21:16

I didn’t think that intel were even in the ring to compete against the R …I didn’t think that intel were even in the ring to compete against the Ryzen chips. At above 1080p gaming anyway.


The high end intel's are outperforming Ryzen, single thread tasks are at least 15% stronger. Ryzen has the advantage of multi core multi thread but there aren't many genres of gaming that are heavily dictated by CPU anyway so it makes little difference in the overall scheme of things.
slipd21/11/2019 21:38

I'm holding out for a 3700x - generally consensus and I know none of us …I'm holding out for a 3700x - generally consensus and I know none of us have that much needed "crystal ball", but really, how low do you see this chip going in the next few weeks?


I doubt it will even move to be honest. Much more likely to be the 2nd gen Ryzens that carry a discount rather than the 3rd gens.
pcgamer201421/11/2019 21:48

That does not make sense. At higher resolution gaps between CPU narrow as …That does not make sense. At higher resolution gaps between CPU narrow as the GPU is your bottleneck then. It's at 1080p where Intel outperform Ryzen by about 10% but that's game dependant. This is what benchmark I have seen shows.


Sorry I worded that really badly. Yes you're right the gap narrows at higher resolutions, but what I was trying to say was that at lower resolutions like 1080p the 9700K doesn't really compete in a financial sense - because there's no point going for it because it does 250 FPS instead of 230 FPS at 1080p.

But at 1440p 144hz or 4K 60/75hz, even though the % difference narrows between the two that's the only scenario in which you'd value the extra % or 2. But it's only really going to matter if you're dropping a few thousand and just for gaming!
edanfalls21/11/2019 21:40

It's at higher resolutions and framerates where the 9700K does compete and …It's at higher resolutions and framerates where the 9700K does compete and tends to outperform the 3700X. Which makes sense as it still has slightly stronger single threaded performance than the 3700X (or any Ryzen). At stock they're similar, but the 9700K overclocks much better, so it takes the cake for gaming.But it's not by a huge amount, whereas the 3700X is significantly faster at lots of other non-gaming tasks, so most people go for that. But if you were trying to build the best possible gaming rig, you'd go with the 9700K.


With all the security issues it's best to turn off hyperthreading especially with intels. When that's added into the mix, the Intel's don't represent great value anymore. I've been team intel all the way for single threaded performance but my next CPU will be AMD.
As for gaming, money's better spent on the GPU side of things especially if you have a decent enough CPU like this one.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 21st Nov 2019
pcgamer201421/11/2019 21:48

That does not make sense. At higher resolution gaps between CPU narrow as …That does not make sense. At higher resolution gaps between CPU narrow as the GPU is your bottleneck then. It's at 1080p where Intel outperform Ryzen by about 10% but that's game dependant. This is what benchmark I have seen shows.


I just looked at some of the 3700X again and what is interesting is most of them test only on 3600MHz RAM at stock speed and timings. I guess they're trying to provide parity with their testing, but on Zen 2 it has been shown that you can performance boosts all the way beyond 4000MHz with some of the newer modules rated for it at 1T. So maybe the 3700X would be even closer to the 9700K on a premium system.
polarbaba21/11/2019 22:58

With all the security issues it's best to turn off hyperthreading …With all the security issues it's best to turn off hyperthreading especially with intels. When that's added into the mix, the Intel's don't represent great value anymore. I've been team intel all the way for single threaded performance but my next CPU will be AMD.As for gaming, money's better spent on the GPU side of things especially if you have a decent enough CPU like this one.


Same here. Although it might take a while - it took 7 years for my i7 870 to show its age, so my i7 7700K probably has 5 years left! Roll on 128-core Ryzen 8000 series in 2024
the 9700k is zero competition.

Please people stop getting excited over intels marketing or Gamers nexus low res overclocked benchmarks on there 2080ti.
Who honestly actually has a 2080ti? Let alone play at 1080p on it. And even then the difference in cpus is minimal. Its not noticeable and doesn't matter 1 single bit.

z390 is obsolete
the 9700k has for all intents identical gaming performance to the 3700x, but about half its performance everywhere else.

I honestly dont get why its even mentioned, it makes no sense to consider a 9700k.
I really don't need this... my 4790k is running fine... go sleep now...
edanfalls21/11/2019 21:40

It's at higher resolutions and framerates where the 9700K does compete and …It's at higher resolutions and framerates where the 9700K does compete and tends to outperform the 3700X. Which makes sense as it still has slightly stronger single threaded performance than the 3700X (or any Ryzen). At stock they're similar, but the 9700K overclocks much better, so it takes the cake for gaming.But it's not by a huge amount, whereas the 3700X is significantly faster at lots of other non-gaming tasks, so most people go for that. But if you were trying to build the best possible gaming rig, you'd go with the 9700K.


Very well put. Agreed.
It seems I am not the only one who is torn between intel and amd for my next build. Which is a great thing to say. So glad team red are back in the game, for gaming *lol*.
Lucifer_UK21/11/2019 21:56

Been monitoring this price. Single core performance not as fast as the i7, …Been monitoring this price. Single core performance not as fast as the i7, but wont be that noticeable for the majority. I am firmly between this n the 9700k. Price is king. Bring on the deals!


Exactly my thinking. Any plans for mobo ram pairings?
ice2kewl21/11/2019 23:30

I really don't need this... my 4790k is running fine... go sleep now...


3700x is a lovely upgrade!
Mugginz21/11/2019 23:46

Exactly my thinking. Any plans for mobo ram pairings?



Ah its the battle of price vs quality for both. I've settled for these two choices though:

Choice 1 uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…p27
Choice 2 uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…kXv - mobo between Aorus elite and pro. master is overkill.


I wont be water cooling, but I love full tower ATX cards. I am replacing my more than capable haf932 which is a beast and I love. A lot of the smaller cards don't have good front io's I have 6 front usb atm so will be dropping to 4. Don't want to use hubs.


As for Ram - again its price vs performance. The 3200mhz lpx in 2x16gb is sufficient, if I go AMD I may bulk up and get the 3600mhz. uk.pcpartpicker.com/pro…znc

Ignore the addition of win 10 that was only for reference against a prebuilt system. For that I will buy the cjs cdkeys and bump to a usb stick.


Hope that gives you an insight!
Lucifer_UK22/11/2019 00:04

Ah its the battle of price vs quality for both. I've settled for these two …Ah its the battle of price vs quality for both. I've settled for these two choices though:Choice 1 https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/cgpp27Choice 2 https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/R8CkXv - mobo between Aorus elite and pro. master is overkill.I wont be water cooling, but I love full tower ATX cards. I am replacing my more than capable haf932 which is a beast and I love. A lot of the smaller cards don't have good front io's I have 6 front usb atm so will be dropping to 4. Don't want to use hubs.As for Ram - again its price vs performance. The 3200mhz lpx in 2x16gb is sufficient, if I go AMD I may bulk up and get the 3600mhz. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/w3FKHx/gskill-trident-z-neo-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-32gtzncIgnore the addition of win 10 that was only for reference against a prebuilt system. For that I will buy the cjs cdkeys and bump to a usb stick.Hope that gives you an insight!


It certainly does. Thank you, Sir.

The HAF case haha. Had one some time back. Absolute monster, so much space. God forbid you have to move the thing though. The lack of good dust filters was a killer for me. What a great chunk of metal.

Thanks for the mobo suggestions. Have a gigabyte board in my current build and it's been good to me,bar some issues early one with the killer nic.

Aligned on the ram. Considering a 3600 kit for the Intel even too though. Not much in it, but with the right deal, it can prove useful. See the DF link below.
Posted this on the 3700x thread and figured others considering 9700k vs 3700x might benefit from it here.

Digital foundry data. Worth looking at the frame time drops that occur on games you care about. Not just 1% or 0.1% lows that matter

Just raw game fps numbers and system usage in this one but I found it useful to estimate which games utilise that near 100% mark. Some are scary close to the 100% on the Intel, temps a bit higher generally too. Not always bad but can lead to frame drops.


Rdr2 vids, DF data is pre cpu patch sadly, not sure on the GN data

Edited by: "Mugginz" 22nd Nov 2019
rev621/11/2019 23:53

3700x is a lovely upgrade!


Hah! Yeah, would be nice having those extra threads. But I only use mine for gaming, and there's around 15fps improvement on avg with the 3700x. So think I'll carry on with the 4790k
Mugginz22/11/2019 00:12

Posted this on the 3700x thread and figured others considering 9700k vs …Posted this on the 3700x thread and figured others considering 9700k vs 3700x might benefit from it here.Digital foundry data. Worth looking at the frame time drops that occur on games you care about. Not just 1% or 0.1% lows that matter[Video] Just raw game fps numbers and system usage in this one but I found it useful to estimate which games utilise that near 100% mark. Some are scary close to the 100% on the Intel, temps a bit higher generally too. Not always bad but can lead to frame drops. [Video] Rdr2 vids, DF data is pre cpu patch sadly, not sure on the GN data[Video] [Video]


Yea iv'e seen those before. Love gamenexus too just straight up talking - besides his voice doesnt grain on me like a lot of the 'paid enthusiasts'.
As I do some editing and gaming the Ryzen is a sensible choice, but I would be buying that with a view to upgrading to the 4xxx series next year hence why ive opted for the x570 mobo, which should reduce any future incompatibility issues - albeit it will be on the same architecture so any issues will derive from mobos/bios's themselves.
Frame drops for sure an issue as is heat - bigger case helps with that imo - I used to have the raging furnace AMD 7990 but was able to keep that a cool 60 sometimes up to 80 under high load just with air cooling in this haf so should be good in the Darkbase.

Have you thought much about your build?
Lucifer_UK22/11/2019 00:49

Yea iv'e seen those before. Love gamenexus too just straight up talking - …Yea iv'e seen those before. Love gamenexus too just straight up talking - besides his voice doesnt grain on me like a lot of the 'paid enthusiasts'. As I do some editing and gaming the Ryzen is a sensible choice, but I would be buying that with a view to upgrading to the 4xxx series next year hence why ive opted for the x570 mobo, which should reduce any future incompatibility issues - albeit it will be on the same architecture so any issues will derive from mobos/bios's themselves.Frame drops for sure an issue as is heat - bigger case helps with that imo - I used to have the raging furnace AMD 7990 but was able to keep that a cool 60 sometimes up to 80 under high load just with air cooling in this haf so should be good in the Darkbase.Have you thought much about your build?


I'm a big fan of Steve @GN but agree his voice can do your head in better than certain other whiney tech "YouTubers" though.
I love what the guys at DF do too. Super nitty gritty detail in the frame timings. Always questioning the validity of their test methodology and related challenges.

Oh, that 7990, definitely good for Winter heating. I had a pair of 7950s in previous build so nearly identical I think. Was in the HAF monster, had good coolers on them so didn't make too much of a racket. Eventually got annoyed with amd driver issues, stuff breaking with every new game. From there, I went to a 980ti and now on 2080 (kind of regretting that buy TBH, paid too much, supers dropped a few months after, but can't complain, it is running well.)

On that note, I am considering of I need to change anything at all. My old 6700k is still cutting the mustard for near everything I throw at it at 1440p, and coping at 4k for some more "console" games, sometimes with compromises.

Still tempted to upgrade the core and pass on my old system (+ the idle 980ti) to a mate. Leaning towards the 9700k atm, as my needs from this machine are pure gaming.
For the right deal, I would go AMD and x570, for the reasons you mention above. Tempted by the upgrade possibility to a 39--x or something in a year or 2, when more games can make use of all those delicious cores.
The 3700x certainly seems the sweetspot for a gaming build now, or 3600 if less resolution demands.

Thanks for the think-tank. What is your current build? Do let me know if you pull the trigger on something. I think of I do, it will be from amazon, so I can return easy if a good deal comes around. In no hurry to build it but always itching

Also hunting an LG oled. Dangit HUKD
Edited by: "Mugginz" 22nd Nov 2019
Mugginz22/11/2019 01:05

I'm a big fan of Steve @GN but agree his voice can do your head in I'm a big fan of Steve @GN but agree his voice can do your head in better than certain other whiney tech "YouTubers" though. I love what the guys at DF do too. Super nitty gritty detail in the frame timings. Always questioning the validity of their test methodology and related challenges. Oh, that 7990, definitely good for Winter heating. I had a pair of 7950s in previous build so nearly identical I think. Was in the HAF monster, had good coolers on them so didn't make too much of a racket. Eventually got annoyed with amd driver issues, stuff breaking with every new game. From there, I went to a 980ti and now on 2080 (kind of regretting that buy TBH, paid too much, supers dropped a few months after, but can't complain, it is running well.)On that note, I am considering of I need to change anything at all. My old 6700k is still cutting the mustard for near everything I throw at it at 1440p, and coping at 4k for some more "console" games, sometimes with compromises.Still tempted to upgrade the core and pass on my old system (+ the idle 980ti) to a mate. Leaning towards the 9700k atm, as my needs from this machine are pure gaming. For the right deal, I would go AMD and x570, for the reasons you mention above. Tempted by the upgrade possibility to a 39--x or something in a year or 2, when more games can make use of all those delicious cores.The 3700x certainly seems the sweetspot for a gaming build now, or 3600 if less resolution demands.Thanks for the think-tank. What is your current build? Do let me know if you pull the trigger on something. I think of I do, it will be from amazon, so I can return easy if a good deal comes around. In no hurry to build it but always itching Also hunting an LG oled. Dangit HUKD


Sounds like your build is more than capable atm certainly better than mine though i suspect your 6700k is giving you the bottleneck for the card if only slight.
In all fairness with the gpu you have as well, I dont think you need to upgrade as a desparate measure - depends how deep your pockets are! That being said, youve got the gpu, I am guessing no issues with power. You could miss all the black friday frenzy and be comfortable for even another year or two, at which point you will have missed the Ryzen 4 series hysteria and probably be at a point I am today.

So my system,
i5 4670k
GTX Gamerock 1070
16gb DDR3!!! 2400mhz ram
Noctua or arctic freezer cooler, cant remember not important
850 corsair modular psu
Mobo z87k
+ heavyweight Haf932 as discussed - btw I moved this for 6 monthly blasting with an ikea bag!! Check out my youtube video here!! youtube.com/wat…HHY


Monitor > I had the Acer G277HU 27'' 1440p for years loved it, one of best monitors ever. but last year bought a budget Samsung LC34J791WTUXEN 34-Inch UWQHD 3440x1440 100hz. The monitor is a beast.

Originally bought this in 2013 as a pre-overclocked bundle - mobo, chip, ram but downgraded to stock ram due to issues some years later. Added and swapped parts too along the way.

In terms of games I get by but my cpu is choking the system now hitting 100% a lot of the time. And things have just moved on. Because i heavily multi task the Ryzen is a good fit, but I demand good game ability too.

I intend to self build this new system and sell on my existing hopefully to my bro, but otherwise to any willing taker.
Lucifer_UK22/11/2019 00:04

Ah its the battle of price vs quality for both. I've settled for these two …Ah its the battle of price vs quality for both. I've settled for these two choices though:Choice 1 https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/cgpp27Choice 2 https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/R8CkXv - mobo between Aorus elite and pro. master is overkill.I wont be water cooling, but I love full tower ATX cards. I am replacing my more than capable haf932 which is a beast and I love. A lot of the smaller cards don't have good front io's I have 6 front usb atm so will be dropping to 4. Don't want to use hubs.As for Ram - again its price vs performance. The 3200mhz lpx in 2x16gb is sufficient, if I go AMD I may bulk up and get the 3600mhz. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/w3FKHx/gskill-trident-z-neo-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-32gtzncIgnore the addition of win 10 that was only for reference against a prebuilt system. For that I will buy the cjs cdkeys and bump to a usb stick.Hope that gives you an insight!


Thanks for that, just bought the bequiet case, really good price. Btw, what is cjs cdkeys for win10?
gstewart7922/11/2019 04:11

Thanks for that, just bought the bequiet case, really good price. Btw, …Thanks for that, just bought the bequiet case, really good price. Btw, what is cjs cdkeys for win10?


Hey good work. I have my fingers crossed the BeQuiet case will pull through, the seller on Amazon is listing 100's if not 1000's of items., yet the case is listed some £80 or so quid cheaper than its nearest competitor... I dont mind the risk, its just hassle doing a charge back hence why I bought it at £94

As for the cd key...

cjs-cdkeys.com/pro…tml

Its a grey key as in genuwine but probs from EU. Buy it now, load it to a usb, when new system built you load up the bios select the usb as boot drive and boom, you install windows on your new hdd (which is hopefully an 2tb nvme).
Fingers crossed as you say :-) what are you loading on to the usb, the Microsoft installer? Or are you somehow running the installer on the usb drive and perhaps getting to a point where it asks you to enter the key? Sorry, haven't done that before, only ever used an actual cd that I have for Windows 7 :-o
Mugginz22/11/2019 01:05

I'm a big fan of Steve @GN but agree his voice can do your head in I'm a big fan of Steve @GN but agree his voice can do your head in better than certain other whiney tech "YouTubers" though. I love what the guys at DF do too. Super nitty gritty detail in the frame timings. Always questioning the validity of their test methodology and related challenges. Oh, that 7990, definitely good for Winter heating. I had a pair of 7950s in previous build so nearly identical I think. Was in the HAF monster, had good coolers on them so didn't make too much of a racket. Eventually got annoyed with amd driver issues, stuff breaking with every new game. From there, I went to a 980ti and now on 2080 (kind of regretting that buy TBH, paid too much, supers dropped a few months after, but can't complain, it is running well.)On that note, I am considering of I need to change anything at all. My old 6700k is still cutting the mustard for near everything I throw at it at 1440p, and coping at 4k for some more "console" games, sometimes with compromises.Still tempted to upgrade the core and pass on my old system (+ the idle 980ti) to a mate. Leaning towards the 9700k atm, as my needs from this machine are pure gaming. For the right deal, I would go AMD and x570, for the reasons you mention above. Tempted by the upgrade possibility to a 39--x or something in a year or 2, when more games can make use of all those delicious cores.The 3700x certainly seems the sweetspot for a gaming build now, or 3600 if less resolution demands.Thanks for the think-tank. What is your current build? Do let me know if you pull the trigger on something. I think of I do, it will be from amazon, so I can return easy if a good deal comes around. In no hurry to build it but always itching Also hunting an LG oled. Dangit HUKD


Stick with your 6700K for now:
forums.anandtech.com/thr…54/

Some new faster DDR4 can help with any bottlenecking you see from time to time.
Scottc12322/11/2019 08:06

Stick with your 6700K for …Stick with your 6700K for now:https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/6700k-vs-3700x-in-23games.2567554/Some new faster DDR4 can help with any bottlenecking you see from time to time.


That's incredible that the 6700K still matches the 3700x in performance. Further demonstrating that the CPU really doesn't have that much impact on fps.
ice2kewl21/11/2019 23:30

I really don't need this... my 4790k is running fine... go sleep now...


Have the same CPU. Was thinking of upgrading to this, which means changing my motherboard and ram.

But It's working perfectly fine for me. Slap me out of this!
steve_bezerker22/11/2019 08:32

That's incredible that the 6700K still matches the 3700x in performance. …That's incredible that the 6700K still matches the 3700x in performance. Further demonstrating that the CPU really doesn't have that much impact on fps.


The key here is that the benchmarks uses fast RAM that wasn't available when the 6700K launched in 2015. Many benchmark comparisons are launch-day benchmarks with RAM available at that time, e.g. Ryzen 3000 CPUs with 3200 MHz or even faster RAM vs 6700K with 2666 MHz RAM. Many CPU demanding games such as Assassin's Creed, Battlefield etc respond well to high frequency RAM. Also the 6700K has quite a bit of overclocking headroom (same for the newer Intels), while Ryzen does not. With AMD well and truly back in the CPU game Intel are going to be doing the same and taking away overclocking headroom to compete (e.g. 9900KS with all cores at 5.0 GHz).
TheMan_Aman22/11/2019 10:56

Have the same CPU. Was thinking of upgrading to this, which means changing …Have the same CPU. Was thinking of upgrading to this, which means changing my motherboard and ram. But It's working perfectly fine for me. Slap me out of this!


HOOOOOLLDDDD!

No seriously. It's not worth the upgrade yet. The 4790k is a beast cpu. AMD recently announced Zen3 so let's wait and see how that pans out. And of course you have the next gen consoles coming next year so let's see what they bring to the table too
ice2kewl22/11/2019 11:26

HOOOOOLLDDDD!No seriously. It's not worth the upgrade yet. The 4790k is a …HOOOOOLLDDDD!No seriously. It's not worth the upgrade yet. The 4790k is a beast cpu. AMD recently announced Zen3 so let's wait and see how that pans out. And of course you have the next gen consoles coming next year so let's see what they bring to the table too


Didn't know about Zen3. Will definitely hold out now.
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