Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz £274.98 @ Amazon Global
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Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz £274.98 @ Amazon Global

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Edited by:"Looking4Glitches"Found 28th Sep 2017
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  • Core i7-7700K, Speed: 4.2 GHz, QuadCore, 8 Mb Cache
  • NEW 4K Ultra HD support: Provides stunning display resolutions,8 now up to 4096 x 2304 pixels, and supports performance across three independent displays with audio.
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel AVX2): Provides optimized instructions to deliver enhanced performance on floating point-intensive
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powerbrick1 h, 31 m ago

excellent cpu blows Ryzen out of the water if you're a gamer.



There are very few games where it "blows Ryzen out of the water". Titles like Far Cry: Primal are the exception, rather than the rule. You can also buy a 1600 for £100 less than this and get 90% of the gaming performance, and pair it with a sub-£100 motherboard. Not to mention that it's all entirely irrelevant anyway unless you have a 144Hz+ monitor.

Buying one of these things now, with even Intel releasing six core chips in a few weeks and eight core chips next year, is a very poor investment, even if you want to buy Intel. The i3-8350K is an unlocked quad core and has a $168 RRP, so should be about £150 here. And you'll be able to buy a six core i5-8600K or i7-8700 for the same money as this "deal".

Kaby Lake is irrelevant at this point, now that it's confirmed there's no compatibility between Z270 and Z370 boards, unless you're getting a really amazing deal.
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excellent cpu blows Ryzen out of the water if you're a gamer.
For a casual gamer would an I5-7500 do the job, or wait for Coffeelake?
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I currently have an i5 4670k + gtx 1070 sc and when playing BF1 I get 100% cpu usage spikes regular, my cousin only has an Amd fx 6350 and he gets no problems.
Looking4Glitches34 m ago

I currently have an i5 4670k + gtx 1070 sc and when playing BF1 I get 100% …I currently have an i5 4670k + gtx 1070 sc and when playing BF1 I get 100% cpu usage spikes regular, my cousin only has an Amd fx 6350 and he gets no problems.


but what GPU is he using?
Bought mine for £320 in January.

If you're looking for a great CPU for gaming then you'll find none better than this until the 8700K is released. Although it may be worth waiting for that if you're going to purchase a new CPU anyway.

I own one that's OC'd to 5.1GHz, but runs a tad bit hot. I've also delidded the CPU which has dropped the temps by around 20C at full load.
powerbrick1 h, 31 m ago

excellent cpu blows Ryzen out of the water if you're a gamer.



There are very few games where it "blows Ryzen out of the water". Titles like Far Cry: Primal are the exception, rather than the rule. You can also buy a 1600 for £100 less than this and get 90% of the gaming performance, and pair it with a sub-£100 motherboard. Not to mention that it's all entirely irrelevant anyway unless you have a 144Hz+ monitor.

Buying one of these things now, with even Intel releasing six core chips in a few weeks and eight core chips next year, is a very poor investment, even if you want to buy Intel. The i3-8350K is an unlocked quad core and has a $168 RRP, so should be about £150 here. And you'll be able to buy a six core i5-8600K or i7-8700 for the same money as this "deal".

Kaby Lake is irrelevant at this point, now that it's confirmed there's no compatibility between Z270 and Z370 boards, unless you're getting a really amazing deal.
Isn't the new i7 7800 pit oon the 5th October? That might have an affect on the price of this model.
Looking4Glitches1 h, 11 m ago

I currently have an i5 4670k + gtx 1070 sc and when playing BF1 I get 100% …I currently have an i5 4670k + gtx 1070 sc and when playing BF1 I get 100% cpu usage spikes regular, my cousin only has an Amd fx 6350 and he gets no problems.


100% CPU usage isn't a problem when running a game. Most likely the game does not utilise all the AMD's cores so it never hits 100% load across the whole CPU. That or it is being GPU limited.
The price of this wont drop a huge amount as you can't put coffee lake in a z170 or z270 mobo. This leaves the 7700k and 6700k as the only upgrade options unless you buy a new z370 mobo. I paid 280 for this 3 months ago and if it were to drop I'd have expected it to have already happened. Coffee lake is released on Wednesday. If you need a new mobo then don't buy this and wait a few days!
Edited by: "MysticalUndies" 28th Sep 2017
Seems silly buying this now when the new chips are out in a week.
8700k is less than two weeks away. No point buying this. 8700K will beat up a Ryzen 1700 across the board for not much more money including destroying it in games and overclocking, so don't be buying an old generation now
powerbrick1 h, 57 m ago

excellent cpu blows Ryzen out of the water if you're a gamer.


A Ryzen 7 has almost double the total processing power compared to this.

Cold as while the 7700k might end up faster on single core than coffee Lake it’s a bad purchase in this day and age for that very reason. Aim for more cores.
I wouldn't buy Ryzen now either, AMD just announced that Ryzen will die-shrink from 14nm to 12nm in February 2018, giving another 10% performance boost (allegedly).

The new CPUs are codenamed "Pinnacle". The current 300-series motherboards will probably require a BIOS/UEFI update to utilise them.
New "400-series" motherboards purpose designed for it are due out in March.
Edited by: "wonkothesane" 28th Sep 2017
vulcanproject18 m ago

8700k is less than two weeks away. No point buying this. 8700K will beat …8700k is less than two weeks away. No point buying this. 8700K will beat up a Ryzen 1700 across the board for not much more money including destroying it in games and overclocking, so don't be buying an old generation now


Going from a 4790k w ddr3 to a 8700k with ddr4 do you think I would see much performance gains? I'm fairly knowledgeable about GPU's but never really paid much attention to CPU's (due to not needing to be honest given what I've got already). I'm running a 1080ti and do like the occasional game of battlefield. My PC is also connected to my 4k tv and I have a 4k monitor also and I understand the 7XXX+ CPU's is the only way to get 4k netflix playback.
Edited by: "adam0812" 28th Sep 2017
wonkothesane9 m ago

I wouldn't buy Ryzen now either, AMD just announced that Ryzen will …I wouldn't buy Ryzen now either, AMD just announced that Ryzen will die-shrink from 14nm to 12nm in February 2018, giving another 10% performance boost (allegedly).The new CPUs are codenamed "Pinnacle". The current 300-series motherboards will probably require a BIOS/UEFI update to utilise them.New "400-series" motherboards purpose designed for it are due out in March.

If you have this approach to PC hardware, you'll never buy anything!
adam08123 m ago

Going from a 4790k w ddr3 to a 8700k with ddr4 do you think I would see …Going from a 4790k w ddr3 to a 8700k with ddr4 do you think I would see much performance gains? I'm fairly knowledgeable about GPU's but never really paid much attention to CPU's (due to not needing to be honest given what I've got already). I'm running a 1080ti and do like the occasional game of battlefield.


Performance gain will be highly dependent on application. I assume however you mean in games? In that case, you wouldn't see much gain in most games at all, only in games that are better threaded to use more than 4 cores, which in truth isn't many.

In future there will be obvious gains but some ways away for most titles I suspect. As for other applications, there would be big gains since you're adding two more cores to the mix. For example 8700K would be a great deal faster in transcoding tasks.
adam081214 m ago

Going from a 4790k w ddr3 to a 8700k with ddr4 do you think I would see …Going from a 4790k w ddr3 to a 8700k with ddr4 do you think I would see much performance gains? I'm fairly knowledgeable about GPU's but never really paid much attention to CPU's (due to not needing to be honest given what I've got already). I'm running a 1080ti and do like the occasional game of battlefield. My PC is also connected to my 4k tv and I have a 4k monitor also and I understand the 7XXX+ CPU's is the only way to get 4k netflix playback.

I have a 4790k and will be waiting for several more generations before even thinking about upgrading. The most CPU demanding things I do are Cemu emulation and some quantum chemical calculations, where single thread performance is key. There just aren't many situations for me where I need to utilse 12 concurrent threads. Given that you don't follow CPU technology closely, then I suspect neither do you have such needs.
Edited by: "Scottc123" 28th Sep 2017
Aretak49 m ago

There are very few games where it "blows Ryzen out of the water". Titles …There are very few games where it "blows Ryzen out of the water". Titles like Far Cry: Primal are the exception, rather than the rule. You can also buy a 1600 for £100 less than this and get 90% of the gaming performance, and pair it with a sub-£100 motherboard. Not to mention that it's all entirely irrelevant anyway unless you have a 144Hz+ monitor. Buying one of these things now, with even Intel releasing six core chips in a few weeks and eight core chips next year, is a very poor investment, even if you want to buy Intel. The i3-8350K is an unlocked quad core and has a $168 RRP, so should be about £150 here. And you'll be able to buy a six core i5-8600K or i7-8700 for the same money as this "deal".Kaby Lake is irrelevant at this point, now that it's confirmed there's no compatibility between Z270 and Z370 boards, unless you're getting a really amazing deal.



Who upgrades CPUs that frequently? If you buy this i7 7700k, you are happy to wait a few years surely.
MRP24 m ago

A Ryzen 7 has almost double the total processing power compared to this. …A Ryzen 7 has almost double the total processing power compared to this. Cold as while the 7700k might end up faster on single core than coffee Lake it’s a bad purchase in this day and age for that very reason. Aim for more cores.



This is terrible advice, you need to understand each person's use case first.
wonkothesane23 m ago

I wouldn't buy Ryzen now either, AMD just announced that Ryzen will …I wouldn't buy Ryzen now either, AMD just announced that Ryzen will die-shrink from 14nm to 12nm in February 2018, giving another 10% performance boost (allegedly).The new CPUs are codenamed "Pinnacle". The current 300-series motherboards will probably require a BIOS/UEFI update to utilise them.New "400-series" motherboards purpose designed for it are due out in March.



With that attitude you will keep waiting forever. Those are 6 months away for day 1 purchasers. For a minor refresh most likely.

guru3d.com/new…tml

Most people will want a good value high performance cpu with better energy saving now. The fact the current Ryzen outdo intel in all areas besides highest single core(but still excellent), Makes them bargains. It could be that prices could increase at some point.
I'm still using an I7 920.

I plan to upgrade but not sure when, maybe next year or wait for Zen 2.
Nate14927 m ago

This is terrible advice, you need to understand each person's use case …This is terrible advice, you need to understand each person's use case first.


To follow your laughable advice for an expensive quad core in 2017. From someone who seems to be a paid poster
Edited by: "MRP" 28th Sep 2017
I love CPU threads on here.
It's like ePeen joisting at dawn.

Intel sheep lovers hate competition and AMD hill billys like to share their inbred mutated multi-cores.

Being on the AMD bandwagon myself these days. Intel is a silly purchase right now until Coffeelake or is it FrapucuniomochlatteLake never can remember, is released.
Even then you have to be brave to join the Intel, lets see how short this socket will last, motherboard cruise.

While the 7700K is Gaming king for now, does it actually matter unless you have a GTX 1080 Ti. The 2500k, 5 year old now is only starting to struggle. Ryzen 5 1600 will cope fine for now for £100 less.
Gort195113 m ago

I'm still using an I7 920.I plan to upgrade but not sure when, maybe next …I'm still using an I7 920.I plan to upgrade but not sure when, maybe next year or wait for Zen 2.


I had an i7 920 in one machine for 8 years before the board died. Probably ranks as one of the best CPUs ever, alongside the 2500k. It's only about as fast as a Pentium G4560 today though in games assuming it is overclocked, so you will get a good upgrade when you buy something now
MRP16 m ago

With that attitude you will keep waiting forever.


Strangely, my wallet is currently OK with waiting for "Pinnacle" or even Zen2.
I'm still on Haswell & DDR3, so whatever I decide will also require new motherboard & RAM anyway.
Edited by: "wonkothesane" 28th Sep 2017
nevergofull2 h, 23 m ago

For a casual gamer would an I5-7500 do the job, or wait for Coffeelake?



any cpu does the job really. I'd pick up i5-8400, only a week or two away
MRP52 m ago

A Ryzen 7 has almost double the total processing power compared to this. …A Ryzen 7 has almost double the total processing power compared to this. Cold as while the 7700k might end up faster on single core than coffee Lake it’s a bad purchase in this day and age for that very reason. Aim for more cores.


Utter rubbish, clock speed is still king in gaming.

By your logic we should all be getting 22 core Xeons

Smells like a paid for poster
Edited by: "powerbrick" 28th Sep 2017
Aretak1 h, 20 m ago

There are very few games where it "blows Ryzen out of the water". Titles …There are very few games where it "blows Ryzen out of the water". Titles like Far Cry: Primal are the exception, rather than the rule. You can also buy a 1600 for £100 less than this and get 90% of the gaming performance, and pair it with a sub-£100 motherboard. Not to mention that it's all entirely irrelevant anyway unless you have a 144Hz+ monitor. Buying one of these things now, with even Intel releasing six core chips in a few weeks and eight core chips next year, is a very poor investment, even if you want to buy Intel. The i3-8350K is an unlocked quad core and has a $168 RRP, so should be about £150 here. And you'll be able to buy a six core i5-8600K or i7-8700 for the same money as this "deal".Kaby Lake is irrelevant at this point, now that it's confirmed there's no compatibility between Z270 and Z370 boards, unless you're getting a really amazing deal.


Crank it up the 5ghz and I'll think you are wrong.
Scottc12333 m ago

I have a 4790k and will be waiting for several more generations before …I have a 4790k and will be waiting for several more generations before even thinking about upgrading. The most CPU demanding things I do are Cemu emulation and some quantum chemical calculations, where single thread performance is key. There just aren't many situations for me where I need to utilse 12 concurrent threads. Given that you don't follow CPU technology closely, then I suspect neither do you have such needs.



Single thread performance on the 7700K is amazing, and from the leaked 8700K benchmarks there looks to be a 10%~ improvement on IPC over the 7700K.

This is a great price for the 7700K but it's not worth buying brand new as Coffeelake should be dropping in 2 weeks or so.
I'm not voting either way, but it should be cold as you can get the same CPU for £271.60 from Amazon.it - yes it is only £2.10, just saying really. That and if you are buying other parts to go with this, it may be cheaper to get them at the same time.
Would this give me better frame rates then a 6600k paired with a 1080 ti
wonkothesane58 m ago

I wouldn't buy Ryzen now either, AMD just announced that Ryzen will …I wouldn't buy Ryzen now either, AMD just announced that Ryzen will die-shrink from 14nm to 12nm in February 2018, giving another 10% performance boost (allegedly).The new CPUs are codenamed "Pinnacle". The current 300-series motherboards will probably require a BIOS/UEFI update to utilise them.New "400-series" motherboards purpose designed for it are due out in March.


If you can wait, sure. But with that attitude you can keep on waiting forever on stuff coming out. I wouldn't expect that much performance increase from AMD, but for intel, you'll be getting extra cores (over the intel architecture it's replacing) which will help.
RedRain14 m ago

Would this give me better frame rates then a 6600k paired with a 1080 ti

Depends on the resolution you are playing at and also the game. The answer isn't a simple yes or no unfortunately.
MysticalUndies2 m ago

Depends on the resolution you are playing at and also the game. The answer …Depends on the resolution you are playing at and also the game. The answer isn't a simple yes or no unfortunately.



Sorry i thought i added 1440p my mistake
RedRain9 m ago

Sorry i thought i added 1440p my mistake

At 1440p I don't think it is worth the upgrade. I have a 7700k and I game with friends who have the same setup as you and so far only Ashes of singularity has favoured my cpu by a decent margin. There aren't many games that use more than 4 cores.

Here's a ryzen review but it nicely has the 6600k and 7700k in it. As you can see at 1440 in most games there is hardly any difference. 1080 is a different story.

Cpu gaming performance 1080 / 1440
Edited by: "MysticalUndies" 28th Sep 2017
MysticalUndies9 m ago

At 1440p I don't think it is worth the upgrade. I have a 7700k and I game …At 1440p I don't think it is worth the upgrade. I have a 7700k and I game with friends who have the same setup as you and so far only Ashes of singularity has favoured my cpu by a decent margin. There aren't many games that use more than 4 cores.Here's a ryzen review but it nicely has the 6600k and 7700k in it. As you can see at 1440 in most games there is hardly any difference. 1080 is a different story. Cpu gaming performance 1080 / 1440


But the 77 can easily do 5ghz which that review dies not show. Who gets a k moniker processor and leaves it stock?
Looking4Glitches2 h, 56 m ago

I currently have an i5 4670k + gtx 1070 sc and when playing BF1 I get 100% …I currently have an i5 4670k + gtx 1070 sc and when playing BF1 I get 100% cpu usage spikes regular, my cousin only has an Amd fx 6350 and he gets no problems.


What is his and your gaming resolutions?
MRP1 h, 17 m ago

To follow your laughable advice for an expensive quad core in 2017. From …To follow your laughable advice for an expensive quad core in 2017. From someone who seems to be a paid poster



Where did I suggest to buy this CPU so close to the 8700k launch? Pretty sure I just shot down your 'more cores is better' garbage.
Gort19511 h, 18 m ago

I'm still using an I7 920.I plan to upgrade but not sure when, maybe next …I'm still using an I7 920.I plan to upgrade but not sure when, maybe next year or wait for Zen 2.



I'm on the same i7. My plan, atm, is to jump on board the 8700k 6 core bandwagon. Seems like a sweet CPU so far (benchmarks pending).
pidgin1 h, 2 m ago

any cpu does the job really. I'd pick up i5-8400, only a week or two away


Thanks, with a 1070 I assume Id be able to run PUBG? and the i5-8400
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