Intel Core i7-10700K Review

High-end Desktop processor released in 2020 with 8 cores and 16 threads. With base clock at 3.8GHz, max speed at 5.1GHz, and a 125W power rating. Core i7-10700K is based on the Comet Lake 14nm family and part of the Core i7 series.
Price 67%
Speed 78%
Productivity 54%
Gaming 93%
Category Desktop
Target high-end
Socket Compatibility LGA1200
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630
Cooler Included No
Overclock Potential 1 %
Year 2020 Model
Price 410 USD
Number of Cores 8 Cores
Number of Threads 16 Threads
Core Frequency 3.8 GHz
Boost Frequency 5.1 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 5.2 GHz
Power Consumption 125 W
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
L3 Cache 16 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 128 GB
Price-Value Score 67 %
Speed Score 78 %
Productivity Score 54 %
Gaming Score 93 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 9.5 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 4.7 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 2.4 %
Overall Score 54/100

The Core i7-10700K is one of Intel's high-end Desktop processors. It was released in 2020 with 8 cores and 16 threads. With base clock at 3.8GHz, max speed at 5.1GHz, and a 125W power rating. The Core i7-10700K is based on the Comet Lake 14nm family and is part of the Core i7 series.

Core i7-10700K is also the successor of Intel's last gen Core i7-9700K processor that was based on the Coffee Lake Refresh and 14nm process and was released in 2018.

The Intel Core i7-10700K is an absolute behemoth of a processor, as it absolutely should be with its 8 cores, 16 threads and high price tag. If you’re looking for the absolute best processor money can buy on a mainstream processor, then look no further. Whether you’re playing PC games or even doing hardcore video and 3D work, the Intel Core i7-10700K can handle them with ease.

What this all means is that the Intel Core i7-10700K is an absolute beast when it comes to multi-threaded workloads, especially at this price point. If you're counting on doing some video editing or compiling one hell of an Excel spreadsheet, you're going to see firsthand a performance boost with the Core i7-10700K.

If you're mostly playing games on your PC, you will be happy buying either processor. Both proved to be solid options and are evenly matched with a slight advantage to the AMD chip if you don't tune up the Ryzen 7 processor. The base performance we showed for the Core i7-10700K can be achieved with $90 memory, while the Ryzen 7 3800X will require $110 - $120 memory in order to enable the frame rates shown here. It’s not a big cost difference and right now with anything less than an RTX 2070 or Vega 64 you’ll more than likely become GPU limited.

Now the biggest question is can Intel’s Core i7 processor play games? The answer is simply yes as it got a respectable gaming score of 93% in our benchmarks.

Regardless of those external factors, the Core i7-10700K proves it has the chops to be your main gaming system and a just as effective media creation platform – two things that are becoming intrinsically connected in this age of live-streaming, eSports and uploading gameplay videos.

That said, to squeeze out all the potential of this surprisingly potent high-end chip, you’ll want (and need) to splurge on an enthusiast-grade H410, Z470, Z490 motherboard.

Which GPU to Pick for Intel Core i7-10700K

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the Intel Core i7-10700K.

Graphics Card Price Cost Per Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 24GB $ 1,599 $ 4.5 358.1 FPS
288.5 FPS
187.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 2.4 334.1 FPS
269.3 FPS
174.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24GB $ 999 $ 3.1 323.2 FPS
255.6 FPS
151.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB $ 1,199 $ 3.9 310.3 FPS
249.9 FPS
162.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB $ 799 $ 2.7 298.1 FPS
240.1 FPS
155.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT 20GB $ 899 $ 3.1 293.8 FPS
232.4 FPS
137.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB $ 1,499 $ 5.4 278.9 FPS
216.8 FPS
132.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT 16GB $ 1,099 $ 4.1 267 FPS
211.2 FPS
124.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB $ 1,999 $ 7.6 262.6 FPS
211.5 FPS
137.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB $ 999 $ 3.8 261.4 FPS
204.4 FPS
122.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB $ 649 $ 2.6 246.2 FPS
192.4 FPS
115.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 3.3 243.1 FPS
192.7 FPS
122.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $ 699 $ 2.9 243 FPS
188.9 FPS
115.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 12GB $ 599 $ 2.6 234.7 FPS
184.4 FPS
118.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 10GB $ 599 $ 2.9 208.6 FPS
163.4 FPS
101.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB $ 579 $ 3 195 FPS
152.4 FPS
91.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB $ 499 $ 2.7 185.9 FPS
144.5 FPS
88.3 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $ 2,499 $ 14.6 170.7 FPS
137 FPS
84.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $ 1,299 $ 7.8 166.2 FPS
133.4 FPS
82 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB $ 479 $ 2.9 164.1 FPS
129.2 FPS
76.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB 8GB $ 399 $ 2.5 161.4 FPS
128.4 FPS
80.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB $ 399 $ 2.6 152.3 FPS
121.6 FPS
75.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $ 699 $ 4.6 150.8 FPS
119.9 FPS
73.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 2.7 145.5 FPS
115.1 FPS
69.5 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $ 2,999 $ 20.7 144.6 FPS
116.1 FPS
72.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB $ 299 $ 2.1 144.5 FPS
115.6 FPS
72.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7600 8GB $ 269 $ 1.9 144.4 FPS
114.4 FPS
68.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $ 699 $ 4.9 142.6 FPS
112.1 FPS
68 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 8GB $ 379 $ 2.8 136.6 FPS
107.5 FPS
64.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $ 759 $ 5.7 133.6 FPS
106.9 FPS
65.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $ 499 $ 3.8 132.8 FPS
103.2 FPS
63 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $ 1,199 $ 9.2 131 FPS
103.2 FPS
64.5 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $ 699 $ 5.3 131 FPS
102.5 FPS
61.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 3.1 127.6 FPS
99.7 FPS
59.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $ 499 $ 4 125.9 FPS
96.5 FPS
59.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 8GB $ 200 $ 1.6 125.9 FPS
99.7 FPS
62.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB $ 329 $ 2.6 125 FPS
97.4 FPS
60.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $ 400 $ 3.4 119.2 FPS
89.8 FPS
54.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $ 349 $ 3 116.9 FPS
91.5 FPS
54.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $ 499 $ 4.4 113.5 FPS
87.5 FPS
52.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $ 350 $ 3.1 112.1 FPS
82.6 FPS
49.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $ 279 $ 2.5 110.3 FPS
85.6 FPS
51.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $ 1,499 $ 14.1 106.4 FPS
80.8 FPS
51.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $ 499 $ 4.7 106.1 FPS
83 FPS
49.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $ 409 $ 3.9 105.2 FPS
81 FPS
48.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 6GB $ 249 $ 2.4 102.9 FPS
78.7 FPS
48 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $ 999 $ 9.8 102.3 FPS
77.8 FPS
46.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $ 279 $ 2.8 100.1 FPS
77.1 FPS
46.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $ 399 $ 4 99.4 FPS
77.6 FPS
46.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $ 399 $ 4.1 96.8 FPS
73.9 FPS
44 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $ 229 $ 2.4 94.3 FPS
72.7 FPS
43.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $ 649 $ 7.3 89 FPS
68.2 FPS
40.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $ 220 $ 2.5 88.8 FPS
68.4 FPS
41 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $ 279 $ 3.3 84.3 FPS
63 FPS
37 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $ 649 $ 8 80.8 FPS
64.8 FPS
39.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $ 160 $ 2.1 77.3 FPS
59.4 FPS
35.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $ 199 $ 2.6 76.6 FPS
57.3 FPS
33.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $ 549 $ 7.2 76.3 FPS
57.8 FPS
34.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $ 229 $ 3.1 74.7 FPS
55.8 FPS
32.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $ 649 $ 8.8 73.5 FPS
57.9 FPS
35.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $ 999 $ 14 71.3 FPS
53.6 FPS
33.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $ 549 $ 7.9 69.5 FPS
54.5 FPS
33 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $ 254 $ 3.7 69.3 FPS
52.2 FPS
31.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $ 169 $ 2.5 68.7 FPS
51.5 FPS
30 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $ 429 $ 6.4 66.9 FPS
52.3 FPS
31.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $ 170 $ 2.6 65.8 FPS
49.7 FPS
29.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $ 329 $ 5.1 64.7 FPS
48.3 FPS
30.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $ 400 $ 6.4 62.8 FPS
48.7 FPS
29.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $ 329 $ 5.3 62.4 FPS
47.8 FPS
27.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $ 169 $ 2.7 61.6 FPS
47.1 FPS
27.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $ 149 $ 2.5 58.9 FPS
45 FPS
26.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $ 179 $ 3.3 55 FPS
42.2 FPS
25.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $ 229 $ 4.9 46.3 FPS
35.2 FPS
21.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $ 249 $ 6 41.5 FPS
31.7 FPS
18.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $ 199 $ 4.8 41.2 FPS
31.3 FPS
18.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $ 169 $ 4.2 40.6 FPS
31 FPS
18.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $ 279 $ 6.9 40.2 FPS
30.9 FPS
17.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $ 199 $ 5 39.7 FPS
30.1 FPS
17.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $ 169 $ 4.9 34.6 FPS
26.2 FPS
15.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $ 99 $ 3.1 32 FPS
23.9 FPS
14.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $ 159 $ 5.1 31.4 FPS
23.4 FPS
14.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $ 149 $ 4.8 30.8 FPS
22 FPS
13.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $ 149 $ 4.9 30.6 FPS
21.3 FPS
13.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $ 140 $ 4.9 28.3 FPS
21.2 FPS
12.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $ 149 $ 5.5 27.3 FPS
18.2 FPS
11.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $ 79 $ 3.5 22.3 FPS
16.8 FPS
9.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $ 79 $ 3.7 21.3 FPS
16 FPS
9.1 FPS

Related Discussions and Issues

dorukoski July 23, 2020

Need Help: PSU for Overclocking the i5 10600K/i7 10700K

Hi all. I currently have the following rig and its compeletely enough for 2560x1080p at 75 FPS gaming in most of the modern games: Ryzen 5 3600 (Stock Cooler) / ASUS Prime B450M-K / Galax RTX2060 Super 8GB (1-Click OC) / Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) 3000Mhz / Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250GB / WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM / Corsair CV650 80+ Bronze 650W PSU . But I want something more for my Ubuntu and Deep Learning workloads such as building deep learning libraries from their source etc. And Ryzen 5 3600 stucks at 3.95-3.99 GHz so build procedures are not as fast as I expected. Since Intel came up with it's 10th generation CPUs that can be overclocked to ~5GHz, I think that it will be a good leap towards what I "really" want from my PC. For my new Intel setup, I decided to choose MSI MAG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi as MoBo (For a future NVLink config). But for the CPU, I can't decide which one should I choose to use with 650W 80+ Bronze PSU. Can I overclock i5 10600K to 5.0GHz-5.1GHz with this PSU which has only 1x 8-pin CPU connector? Or should I go with i7 10700K since it wouldn't require any voltage adjustments to overclock it to 5.0GHz-5.1GHz? Thanks in advance!

IAmJerv July 23, 2020

I checked and it looks like a 4.1GHz 10600K system with a pair of 8GB DDR4 DIMMs, SSD, and 7200 RPM SATA spinner draws around 460W, give or take. If you run into issues, I don't think the PSU will be the problem.

nickierv July 23, 2020

Short version: your probably going to need something better than 650W bronze.

Watch this: , tldw power figures can be a bit all over the place, doubling the CPU TDP to get a safe power margin is probably not a bad idea. 200-ish for CPU OC, 200-ish per GPU, only leaves about 50-ish for everything else. Its sort of on the dual GPU part, there might be enough for everything else but its tight.

dorukoski July 24, 2020

Thanks for the resource. You are right, with a second GPU it would be too tight. But if I would go on that road and buy a second GPU, I would definetely upgrade the PSU.

Apathetic_Superhero July 23, 2020

What's with the random bold sections of this post and no other formatting? You've made it really difficult to read.

It doesn't matter what your workloads are, go on to PC Part Picker, insert your components and that will give you maximum estimated wattage. Add on 20-30% and find a PSU of that wattage or above.

I think you are waaaay overthinking the need for a specific kind of PSU.

You are fine with your current setup and PSU.

dorukoski July 24, 2020

Sorry, this is my first post ever on reddit. And yes, ı also think that 650W should be enough and serve the purpose but that second 4-pin CPU socket always makes me nervous :D Thanks for your toughts.

madscientistEE July 24, 2020

Take a step back and look at the big picture here. Do your AI workloads want more per-thread performance or are they easily parallelized?

If they're "embarrassingly parallel", you are likely better off sticking with AMD and getting a 3900X or 3950X as the increased core count is going to more than offset the high frequency that Intel can give you . (You may need a UEFI firmware update before installing the new CPU however)

dorukoski July 24, 2020

I got your point. But except the building procedures, both training AI and doing the inference highly depends on single core performance.

dismissible1 July 17, 2020

10700K Overclock Help

So my 10700K 2080 super build comes on Sunday and I plan on Overclocking the CPU, but It only comes with a 550W PSU. I do plan on upgrading in the next month to a 850W, but for now, what would be a safe Overclock and Voltage for the 10700K?

BLK3R July 17, 2020

There is no one set safe overclock for any chip each chip is unique and one may only be able to overclock .05ghz and some may be able to do 1ghz (not definitive data) just go up very slowly tiny ammounts of overclock and volts at a time do .05 to .1ghz then boot and play a game for a min if its stable keep going soon you will run out of power then you go from 1v to 1.05v then boot if its stable keep upping the clock speed if not add more power to 1.7v and try again eventualy you will be adding more and more power and it keeps crashing this is where it is undtable and you need to go back on the clock speed and Voltage until it boots ok also watch your temps they may get toasty

TabascoWolverine July 17, 2020

Your overclocking adventures won't be stopped by your PSU. It'll be something else first.

bblzd_2 July 17, 2020

Which CPU cooler did you go with? Thermals are generally the limit with overclocking and that CPU is already pushing very high power and heat at factory speeds.

dismissible1 July 17, 2020

Dont know, the company are using their own cooler. It's a 360mm Liquid Cooler, that's all I know lol

tetsurobash July 31, 2020

Couple things if you go all core or fixed 5.1 or 5.2 is easily achieved. Voltage will range depending on MOBO and LLC.

For a more linear LLC 5.2 “should” be stable 1.34-1.36v range

If you want to use a more droopy LLC curve youll have to adjust Vcore up. For example on my msi unify setting LLC 6 and v core to 1.4 I’ll end up with 1.395v at idle and it’ll drop to 1.34-35 under full load. My AVX offset is at (0).

you’ll need to look at cache 44-46 is easily achieved at these settings and adjusting sa and I/o voltage. Depending on my memory OC these change but 1.2-1.3v is a good target.

Some people like to go high 48-50 on cache but for me it makes things a little unstable so 46 is my comfort zone.

If you go turbo ratio route you’ll beable to get some cores to work at 53 and all core 52 easily in the 1.35-1.36 range.

ItwasLuck11 August 04, 2020

Help! i5-10600k @ $269 or i7-10700k @ 349$???? I have everything else already ordered!!!

I have everything ordered for my build and am really eager to get started but am having trouble deciding on a processor. I will be mainly only using this computer for gaming.

Motherboard: MSI Z490 Unify

RAM: Gzkill TridentZ 16GB 3600mhz CL 16

Storage: Crucial 1TB M.2 SSD

AIO: Corsair iCue H150 RGB Pro Xt

Case Fans: Corsair AF120 - 6x

Power Supply: Corsair rmx 850w

Case: Lian Li-PC-011 Dynamic

I'm going to be using a cheap GPU to get by until later in the year when the new graphics cards come out and plan on getting one of them.

bizzarehotshot August 04, 2020

Well you kind of need the i5 if your chipset is z490

Halbzu August 04, 2020

Xerohs- July 15, 2020

i7-10700k Overclock Help

I just got this cpu in and have been trying to get a stable overclock at 5.0 GHz with a 47 ring, but it just doesn’t seem to happen. I’ve been as high as 1.365 volts and my computer still freezes instantly on the Small Prime95 test. I’m stable right now at 4.8 GHz with 45 ring at 1.300 volts. Did I just get a bad lottery pick here?

crabshackle July 13, 2020

It's highly likely to be the ring clock causing that freeze in p95. I suggest you dial in your core and ring clocks separately.

Guymandudewhat July 12, 2020

What was the predict score on your CPU? I am running 4.9ghz with 1.35v and wasn't able to get higher without pushing more voltage which made my fans too loud, so 4.9 is where I'll stay for now. I was getting many of the same bsods as you and they did clear with more voltage eventually and I got 5.2 stable. Also I still leave ring on auto because it doesn't want to play nice.

Xerohs- July 14, 2020

How do I find the predict score? Also does leaving ring on auto make a huge difference in overclock performance?

imcoolbeanstho July 09, 2020

Double check that Multi Core enhancement/MCE is disabled and that your VCore is set as 'FIXED' (Had my VCore reset to 'AUTO' multiple times after I saved my BIOS with a GIGABYTE board)

Xerohs- July 09, 2020

My VCORE is set to fixed, however I couldn’t find MCE in my MSI board, maybe it’s under a different name?

infowolfe July 18, 2020

my 5.0Ghz 9900k is what I'd consider a "weak" sample sitting at 4.0ghz ring and 1.285v on a z390 dark. It required 1.375v to hit 5.2, with the ring reduced to 3.5 and still *really* doesn't like avx at or above 5.2. Temps are fine (direct die, water), but a couple of the cores seem to do a 'soft reset' where they drop to 0% load in p95 at 5.2. I'm unwilling to use an 'avx offset' because I don't like my cpu frequency moving up and down when I'm gaming. What're your VCCIO/VCCSA?

Xerohs- July 12, 2020

I have my cpu at 5.00 GHz at 1.340 V with my ring on auto, finally able to run the Prime95 small test with AVX disabled without instantly crashing the computer. However I am concerned with temps, they are reaching 80-90 degrees with a 360 AIO and 3 more fans in a 011 dynamic case. I feel as if they definitely should not be this high.

BenchAndGames July 16, 2020

Well in this days for more better information, we need to talk about voltage in full load not the voltage in bios.

Just an example you can set the voltage manualy in bios to 1.380 and depending what motherboard you have using some certain level of Load line Calibration LLC, will down that voltage drastically on full load.

So obiusly it may be the reason why not stable cuz depending on what LLC you set, will drop to 1.290 for example from 1.380 so the real voltage is 1.290 and you are confusing all of us saying that you are not stable at 1.380.

Now I got a question for you, what is your motherboard model...this is very important ..and i dont see anywere you talking about it. Asking cuz Z490 AsRock are not even able to hold this CPU on stock.

I have MSI MPG Gaming Plus and 10700k at 5 GHz try this setting if you have MSI aswell.

50 for all cores 45 ring Disable all c state voltage mode override 1.300v LLC 3

Xerohs- July 10, 2020

The motherboard I have is the MSI z490 gaming edge wifi. I actually have pretty stable results right now, and sorry for the confusion of the voltage and what not, I wasn’t as knowledgeable on the subject. Right now after a lot of testing I am at 1.315 V in BIOS, LLC 5 at 5 GHz with a 46 ring. When doing prime95 testing and cinebench r20 my temps stayed <77 and my voltage didn’t surpass 1.340 V. I was gaming all day with these settings and had no errors, however I did a longer prime95 test that night and got a BSOD after around 30 minutes of load, I believe I just need to slightly adjust my ring.

AscendedAncient July 14, 2020

Thanks to everyone that helped, I ordered my new PC parts today. instead of going with the 10600k, I went with the 10700k for only 70 more.

Now I'm nervous as hell for when parts start arriving... hoping USPS actually delivers to my door and doesn't play the "well you have to come pick it up" shit.

Final list for those curious (Amazon had it for 389. sold out fairly quickly.)

Nervous-Temperature July 14, 2020

Very possible with current covid-19. All my shipping, I have to put note to drop in the mailroom and ring the door. 2020, I have never seen the delivery guy, ghosted out on me. xD

slybeans July 15, 2020

I came from a 2700K and let me tell you that you won't regret this!

The major benefit will be the gaming, I have a 1070 and would get stutters often enough to annoy me but now with the 10700k that is all eliminated.

AscendedAncient July 14, 2020

coming from a 2600k, this is going to blow my mind.... only thing I'm nervous about buildwise is applying the thermal paste... last time I built a PC thermal paste wasn't a thing.

windswept9 July 15, 2020

Swap the a M.2 SSD for an M.2 NVMe SSD - a world of difference in speed.

rckrz6 July 22, 2020

Slightly lower benchmark scores on a 10700k help

I can’t seem to hit the 4900 r20 score that people are getting in reviews and personal posts with stock clocks. I get about 4800ish with mce set to auto, I’ve tried Turing it on with no difference in score. Other benchmarks follow the same trend. I closed every app that runs in the background .This is with with default settings with xmp turned on. Hwinfo shows 4700mhz during benchmarks

Running the same settings on my 9990k on my Asus hero xi I hit 4900 every time

If I overclock the all core to 4800mhz I hit 4900 score

Mb is Asus hero xii Z490 WiFi with latest bios Ram is 3200mhz cl14 Gskill trident rgb

Is there something I’m missing

Gaffots July 22, 2020

People game their cinebench runs by running at realtime priority which increases the numbers a bit.

I got 4989 on my 10700 non-k with a 102.99 BCLK w/o running in real time.

If i don't close Icue and display fusion, my score takes a hit.

rckrz6 July 22, 2020

It was set to below normal, I changed to high and disabled lighting service got 4923

rckrz6 July 22, 2020

I’m still lower. Maybe the chips score differently even at same clock rate I can’t figure it out

BoMalarkey July 22, 2020

Some notes: Run R20 without setting process to Realtime with HWIONFO64 running. Watch for your max values under Core Clock, voltage and temps. I have found you will get your best scores by bringing your voltage down a little at a time until you get your best score at the core clock you are running. Once you achieve proper voltage then run R20 with it set to Realtime in Task Manager.

rckrz6 July 26, 2020

Figured it out, its aura sync, using certain lighting effects drops my score by 1000 points and has a wierd effect on frame rate in games. Using a solid color has no effect though

NoLIT July 22, 2020

Get rid of any nahimic|a-volute software from the Registry, ProgramData, ProgramFile, DriverStore or make a CLEAN OS install and do NOT ever install a kernel driver with anything related to nahimic|a-volute. Uninstalling the nahimic|a-volute from the control panel wont remove the mess from the registry, the service and the actual file or restore alone the full CPU capability. Without those entry you'll might be able to restore the missing 10%. The board integrity might also play a role and could affect the computational stability since the turbo boost is highly affected by too long|stuck function time, interrupt, looped hardware pool and high DPC/ISR. If the board is PCI-EX 4.0 capable [most are] know that is currently way more delicate then you are used with previous revision.

rckrz6 July 22, 2020

I’m on a clean install I think that’s part of the audio driver ?

Hippo_MouSe_Robot July 23, 2020

10700K - Cooler help question.

Without overclocking, will a 212 evo cool a 10700k at stock clocks? I'll OC later with something else but for now will this cause any problems? Anyone else running this set up without issue?

I've been looking through the posts here and haven't found too many posts about the 212 and the 10700k.

Edit: Will report back to this thread after I have everything set up. Will leave everything on out of box defaults for now and make sure there are not weird boost options enabled.


VaxxL July 18, 2020

Need some help overclocking 10700k

I have a 10700k with a gigabyte vision G motherboard, Currently it is not overclocked, however it is running at 4.7ghz instead of 3.8 Straight out of the box.

The temp hit low 80s during normal gameplay High 80s/ low 90s during prime 95 test run,

The cooler i have is a enermax liqmax iii 360 AIO, Do i just have a bad chip? 9 Fans in my case, 3 pushing out air and the rest pulling in air

Any help would be useful

CaptainD3000 July 11, 2020

I hate to ask but is the aio secured properly and is there an adequate well performing paste applied?

VaxxL July 15, 2020

yes, i reseated the aio just to make sure a while ago, a week or so.

Donkerz85 July 13, 2020

What games and resolutions are pushing those temps? My 9900k is in the 60s in all the 3440x1440 games I play. Mine is on a 120mm AIO as well!!

VaxxL July 18, 2020

Detroit Become Human Runs about 70-80 normally, Cod MW WARZONE 65-75 Peaks around 90 once in a while but average is that

iCinn July 16, 2020

Way too hot. You have a cooler or thermal paste problem. Did you leave the plastic on the chip? Reseat it and make sure paste is spread evenly. Better to have too much than too little.

I’m at 1.38v 5.1ghz and I don’t go over 80 with cpu and case fans at less than 50% speed. There’s no way your chip is that bad.

IceAny July 15, 2020

Vcore of 1.38V?! That seems pretty high. Is that your min stable or yet to drop? I'm stable at 5.0 GHz at 1.24 V Vcore so far. During cinebench r20, VID reaches 1.334 V and Vcore reaches 1.252 V while temps are between 80 and 90 C on each core. What sort of temps does your fluid reach during load?

jjgraph1x July 13, 2020

Clean the CPU heatspreader and heatsink with alcohol and ensure there's NOTHING still on there. Then repaste and see if anything improves. Follow the install instructions and get it as tight as they suggest, mounting pressure is important.

If not, rotate the heatsink 90-180° (if possible). If that changes anything you may have warped IHS or heatsink which could be improved by lapping them both I'd I'd probably start by returning the AIO in hopes that was the issue. Most likely this is due to your application/mount.

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