Desktop CPU Intel i7-7700K LGA1151 91W TDP £260.33 / £250.33 with code @ Amazon
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Desktop CPU Intel i7-7700K LGA1151 91W TDP £260.33 / £250.33 with code @ Amazon

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Found 24th Jan
Previous best deal in December @ £273.34

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Kaby Lake

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Reminder Kaby Lake CPUs only work with newer LGA chipsets such as Z270.

^ Sorry this claim was inaccurate, 7700K does work with Z170 chipset according o what I've googled.
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Quoting the amazon top-ranked Q&A:

Will this work with a z170 motherboard without a bios update?
Answer:
No - I bought a Z170 board and had to update the BIOS to support this processor. You'll want a Z270 board if you want it to support this without an update, or look for a Z170 board with "Q-Flash Plus" which allows you to update the BIOS with a USB flash-drive even if you have no CPU installed. This way you can update the BIOS to the latest version without needing a placeholder CPU
surely its better to get 8600K than this?
If you're starting a new rig, yes, I suppose. 6C/6T better than 4C/8T.
It does make sense for people looking to upgrade without changing their motherboard.
sion226 m ago

surely its better to get 8600K than this?



That cpu wont work with older boards you would need a new board if you wanted to use that cpu
a_zerty_guy26 m ago

If you're starting a new rig, yes, I suppose. 6C/6T better than 4C/8T.It …If you're starting a new rig, yes, I suppose. 6C/6T better than 4C/8T.It does make sense for people looking to upgrade without changing their motherboard.



RedRain24 m ago

That cpu wont work with older boards you would need a new board if you …That cpu wont work with older boards you would need a new board if you wanted to use that cpu



True, i guess but if are using cpu on Z170/Z270 mobo, you probably wont need or want to upgrade to 7700k
sion2212 m ago

True, i guess but if are using cpu on Z170/Z270 mobo, you probably wont …True, i guess but if are using cpu on Z170/Z270 mobo, you probably wont need or want to upgrade to 7700k



I have been thinking about it i have a 6600k but i think i am best waiting to see what coming out from amd and intel
Anyone buying this CPU is frankly out of their mind.
you'd better buy an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 for less and run 16 threads @ 4.0GHz with two clicks. And no meltdown! And same motherboard for next two processors.
oolla25th Jan

you'd better buy an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 for less and run 16 threads @ 4.0GHz …you'd better buy an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 for less and run 16 threads @ 4.0GHz with two clicks. And no meltdown! And same motherboard for next two processors.


Oh, see, the whole 'next two processors' thing is not true. They said there wouldn't be a forced upgrade until 2020. That's code for 'We actually mean there will be a new socket that you need to take advantage of the new CPU, but you *could* stick this great new CPU in that old mobo'.

Also, stop with the '16 threads' it is 8 cores with 8 virtual threads. It takes 4 or 5 virtual threads to equal a single physical core in *perfect* situations (Encoding). In most situations, a virtual thread is near worthless. In gaming, AMD have seen negative performance from enabling virtual threads.

That said, this CPU is not a good purchase. The i5 8400k, the i5 8600k, and the i7 8700k are all better value propositions for various reasons. As you pointed out, the AMD 1700 is not a bad shout either.

Also, notice how you didn't mention Spectre? AMD is impacted by that too.
I5-8400K .. DOES THIS EXIST? mmmm-no ..
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