Intel Core i7-7740X 4.30 GHz LGA 2066 CPU Box - Black £188.99 @ Amazon - Prime exclusive
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Intel Core i7-7740X 4.30 GHz LGA 2066 CPU Box - Black £188.99 @ Amazon - Prime exclusive

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If you buy one of these it's good because you can cancel your gas/oil bill and heat your home with it.
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If you buy one of these it's good because you can cancel your gas/oil bill and heat your home with it.
Great price for the cpu, shame the lga 2066 boards are so expensive
this deal should be red hot by now
It performs the same as a 7700k so I'll buy this if someone finds me a x299 motherboard for 100 pounds
Only 4 cores / 8 threads and expensive platform. No thanks.
Waste of silicon.
Edited by: "Raven_crow" 26th Dec 2017
ritchiedrama33 m ago

If you buy one of these it's good because you can cancel your gas/oil bill …If you buy one of these it's good because you can cancel your gas/oil bill and heat your home with it.


Why? TDP is 112w. Tests show it's load power consumption is comparable to a 7700K, and any difference can probably be attributed to the chipset. Granted if you try and hit 5.2GHz on this chip then it will get toasty quickly. But that applies to any CPU you can think of, assuming it can even get near those sorts of speeds.
ritchiedrama33 m ago

If you buy one of these it's good because you can cancel your gas/oil bill …If you buy one of these it's good because you can cancel your gas/oil bill and heat your home with it.


"TDP Thermal Design Power (TDP) represents the average power, in watts, the processor dissipates when operating at Base Frequency with all cores active under an Intel-defined, high-complexity workload. Refer to Datasheet for thermal solution requirements."

112 W = 1 old fashioned lightbulb.
vulcanproject7 m ago

Why? TDP is 112w. Tests show it's load power consumption is comparable to …Why? TDP is 112w. Tests show it's load power consumption is comparable to a 7700K, and any difference can probably be attributed to the chipset. Granted if you try and hit 5.2GHz on this chip then it will get toasty quickly. But that applies to any CPU you can think of, assuming it can even get near those sorts of speeds.


Well, you don't buy a CPU like this to not OC it, it runs 'warm' anyway at stock clocks 75c under an avx workload (GamersNexus) - once oc'ed hits into the 90's even with a 280MM rad + maxed out fans/pump.

You also don't need to take what I said too literally, as clearly there is some jest there when I'm saying "cancel your gas/oil bill".

But regardless, as I stated, the chip is hot, period.
Edited by: "ritchiedrama" 26th Dec 2017
ritchiedrama15 m ago

Well, you don't buy a CPU like this to not OC it, it runs 'warm' anyway at …Well, you don't buy a CPU like this to not OC it, it runs 'warm' anyway at stock clocks 75c under an avx workload (GamersNexus) - once oc'ed hits into the 90's even with a 280MM rad + maxed out fans/pump. You also don't need to take what I said too literally, as clearly there is some jest there when I'm saying "cancel your gas/oil bill".But regardless, as I stated, the chip is hot, period.


AVX is the hottest load possible. All high clocked processors like this will be warm, and even hotter when you push the limits of what is possible. Only a handful of processors on the planet can even broach 5GHz without extreme cooling.

It's no different to the 7700K, as that gamersnexus test points out. Totally expected for this level of clockspeed. You don't buy this kind of CPU and not know that, parallel to your claims that you don't buy it to not OC. That's all.
Wouldn't it make more sense to go for a six core £236 I5 8600K and overclock, in that the cheapest LGA 2066 socket motherboard that I can find, well specified though it is compared many cheaper Z370 motherboards, is around £200? I think the TDP of the 8600K is a little lower, too, though I don't know how the two compare in that respect when overclocked. I guess the above would be pretty good value if you could find a used LGA 2066 socket motherboard. I gave it heat, anyway.
let me get this then get a cheap x299 motherboard £200 which has tonnes of features that i cant use but also has worse features that you will use ->VRMs
vulcanproject27 m ago

AVX is the hottest load possible. All high clocked processors like this …AVX is the hottest load possible. All high clocked processors like this will be warm, and even hotter when you push the limits of what is possible. Only a handful of processors on the planet can even broach 5GHz without extreme cooling. It's no different to the 7700K, as that gamersnexus test points out. Totally expected for this level of clockspeed. You don't buy this kind of CPU and not know that, parallel to your claims that you don't buy it to not OC. That's all.


My 8700K @ 5.1ghz is not hot even when AVX offset is set to 0, neither was my 7700K with just a 240mm corsair h100iv2.

The reports all over the internet are about how bad this CPU is, and that it runs hot, it's a waste of money on a crap platform anyway.
ritchiedrama10 m ago

My 8700K @ 5.1ghz is not hot even when AVX offset is set to 0, neither was …My 8700K @ 5.1ghz is not hot even when AVX offset is set to 0, neither was my 7700K with just a 240mm corsair h100iv2. The reports all over the internet are about how bad this CPU is, and that it runs hot, it's a waste of money on a crap platform anyway.



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According to this a custom water cooling loop with a £900 Alphacool Eiszeit water chiller running an 8700K @ 4.9GHz (5.0GHz wasn't stable) stress testing the CPU maintains an almost constant temperature of >90 degrees celsius. I'll take your claims with a dump truck load of salt that an 8700k @ 5GHz+ isn't that hot.

Yes, I am sure there is pretty decent variance between samples of 8700K but there is one thing NO 5GHz 8700K is, and that is cool!

7740X is basically a 7700K for the HEDT platform. It's exactly as hot as you would expect it to be.
vulcanproject5 m ago

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-coffee-lake-i7-8700k-cpu,review-34037-12.htmlAccording to this a custom water cooling loop with a £900 Alphacool Eiszeit water chiller running an 8700K @ 4.9GHz (5.0GHz wasn't stable) stress testing the CPU maintains an almost constant temperature of >90 degrees celsius. I'll take your claims with a dump truck load of salt that an 8700k @ 5GHz+ isn't that hot. Yes, I am sure there is pretty decent variance between samples of 8700K but there is one thing NO 5GHz 8700K is, and that is cool!7740X is basically a 7700K for the HEDT platform. It's exactly as hot as you would expect it to be.


Want me to make a video to prove it to you?

lol. I'm not interested in what tomshardware has to say about the matter, they're the same people that recommended 6th and 7th gen i5's over Ryzen, embarassing website.
ritchiedrama3 m ago

Want me to make a video to prove it to you? lol. I'm not interested in …Want me to make a video to prove it to you? lol. I'm not interested in what tomshardware has to say about the matter, they're the same people that recommended 6th and 7th gen i5's over Ryzen, embarassing website.


You can't prove 8700K @ over 5GHz is a cool processor. It isn't. It's as hot as everyone expects it would be. It's also besides the point.

7740X isn't a cool processor either but it's just as you would expect it to be. I don't see your argument here. We both agreed it's not a cool processor, I just pointed out it's not ferociously hot either. It's exactly where anyone with a little knowledge would imagine it is.
vulcanproject1 m ago

You can't prove 8700K @ over 5GHz is a cool processor. It isn't. It's as …You can't prove 8700K @ over 5GHz is a cool processor. It isn't. It's as hot as everyone expects it would be. It's also besides the point. 7740X isn't a cool processor either but it's just as you would expect it to be. I don't see your argument here. We both agreed it's not a cool processor, I just pointed out it's not ferociously hot either. It's exactly where anyone with a little knowledge would imagine it is.


Mine is sat right now, 5.1ghz, and less than 75c under full load with avx offset set to 0 on AIDA64 with FPU, cache all being stressed.

You said that is essentially not possible. My 7700K was the same, infact, cooler and 7700K is supposed to run hotter.
ritchiedrama12 m ago

Mine is sat right now, 5.1ghz, and less than 75c under full load with avx …Mine is sat right now, 5.1ghz, and less than 75c under full load with avx offset set to 0 on AIDA64 with FPU, cache all being stressed.You said that is essentially not possible. My 7700K was the same, infact, cooler and 7700K is supposed to run hotter.


Actually I said I don't care. Not interested in your figures or machine. If anyone wants to view temperature tests in a well controlled unbiased environment for 8700K they can find dozens of reviews online like tomshardware and draw their own conclusions. 90 degrees and more is typical for 5GHz+ on good liquid cooling, and that's often with non AVX workloads....

7740X = 7700K for all intents and purposes.

As an aside the better deal was before Christmas where the 7800X was discounted to £249 and that wasn't a bad deal at all even considering the platform costs, so people should look out for that again if they are specifically interested in a HEDT platform. Otherwise the mainstream platforms are always going to be better value.
vulcanproject18 m ago

Actually I said I don't care. Not interested in your figures or machine. …Actually I said I don't care. Not interested in your figures or machine. If anyone wants to view temperature tests in a well controlled unbiased environment for 8700K they can find dozens of reviews online like tomshardware and draw their own conclusions. 90 degrees and more is typical for 5GHz+ on good liquid cooling, and that's often with non AVX workloads....7740X = 7700K for all intents and purposes. As an aside the better deal was before Christmas where the 7800X was discounted to £249 and that wasn't a bad deal at all even considering the platform costs, so people should look out for that again if they are specifically interested in a HEDT platform. Otherwise the mainstream platforms are always going to be better value.



Well, you do care, because you've said it isn't possible, and you are essentially calling me a liar, lol.
The main point in this seems to be if you want to buy into the X299 platform relatively cheaply with the intention of upgrading later.
So very niche which is why it's been reduced in many places and has been cheaper than this I think!
ws0071 h, 6 m ago

cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-8700-vs-Intel-Core-i7-7740X/3940vsm304932Well as long as the i7- 7740x motherboard isn't more than £60 than the a motherboard for the i7-8700 your lathing


You'll be better served with z370 or AMD X299. These x299 quad cores are just factory 2nds. Most of its differentiating features are disabled. It only supports dual channel ram so half of the motherboards ram slots won't work and if that wasn't enough, Intel went ahead and disabled 28 of your pci lanes out of the 44. So some of your pci lanes wont work. Heck, even z370 supports 24.
Edited by: "Luckyfrog" 26th Dec 2017
ritchiedrama8 m ago

Well, you do care, because you've said it isn't possible, and you are …Well, you do care, because you've said it isn't possible, and you are essentially calling me a liar, lol.


I said I don't care and it is besides the point. This isn't about the 8700K. I'll repeat that now for you to understand clearly. I don't care about your results or machine. There are plenty of objective tests online for other people to judge your claims. This was about the 7740X, and I'm just trying to keep it that way.
vulcanproject1 m ago

I said I don't care and it is besides the point. This isn't about the …I said I don't care and it is besides the point. This isn't about the 8700K. I'll repeat that now for you to understand clearly. I don't care about your results or machine. There are plenty of objective tests online for other people to judge your claims. This was about the 7740X, and I'm just trying to keep it that way.


Ok so some more info about the 7740X:

a) a waste of money
b) a bad chip that should never have been made
c) useless
But can I play Minecraft on it....
ritchiedrama1 h, 32 m ago

Ok so some more info about the 7740X:a) a waste of moneyb) a bad chip that …Ok so some more info about the 7740X:a) a waste of moneyb) a bad chip that should never have been madec) useless


Look mate stop sitting on the fence and tell us what you really think. 🤔
can someone point me at a list of motherboard/chip combos in a speed/quality type order per cost.


Just to get an idea of the costs per platform, along with longevity etc...

New Build in the offing and havent chosen what to use as it will depend on overall price etc...but there are so many combo's id like to view something that places them in some sort of order , it'll be a water-cooled rig.any 'helpfull' info greatfully received, Pi__takes expected
Would rather spend the cash on the mini commodore64 - which does not require water cooling (other than the odd spilled glass of 1980's coke)
IWANTBLUE27th Dec

can someone point me at a list of motherboard/chip combos in a …can someone point me at a list of motherboard/chip combos in a speed/quality type order per cost.Just to get an idea of the costs per platform, along with longevity etc...New Build in the offing and havent chosen what to use as it will depend on overall price etc...but there are so many combo's id like to view something that places them in some sort of order , it'll be a water-cooled rig.any 'helpfull' info greatfully received, Pi__takes expected


The only thing worth buying (for top of the range level ish) is 8700K + z370 mobo atm. Ryzen is getting a refresh in like 1-2 months so maybe wait for that to see how it is!
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