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 56.6%
Speed 95%
Productivity 86%
Gaming 98%
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 56.6 %
Speed Score 95 %
Productivity Score 86 %
Gaming Score 98 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 4.7 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 2.3 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 1.2 %
Overall Score 58/100

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 98% 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, 4470, 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 3090 24GB $ 1,499 $ 5.1 293.7 FPS
222.2 FPS
134 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $ 699 $ 2.7 255.9 FPS
193.7 FPS
116.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB $ 499 $ 2.5 195.8 FPS
148.2 FPS
89.4 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $ 2,499 $ 13.9 179.8 FPS
140.5 FPS
85.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $ 1,299 $ 7.4 175 FPS
136.8 FPS
83 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $ 699 $ 4.4 158.8 FPS
122.9 FPS
74.2 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $ 2,999 $ 19.7 152.3 FPS
119 FPS
73.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $ 699 $ 4.7 150.2 FPS
115 FPS
68.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $ 759 $ 5.4 140.7 FPS
109.6 FPS
66.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $ 499 $ 3.6 139.9 FPS
105.8 FPS
63.8 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $ 1,199 $ 8.7 138 FPS
105.8 FPS
65.3 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $ 699 $ 5.1 138 FPS
105.1 FPS
62.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 3 134.4 FPS
102.3 FPS
60.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $ 499 $ 3.8 132.6 FPS
98.9 FPS
60.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $ 400 $ 3.2 125.5 FPS
92.1 FPS
55.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $ 349 $ 2.8 123.1 FPS
93.8 FPS
55.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $ 499 $ 4.2 119.5 FPS
89.7 FPS
53.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $ 350 $ 3 118.1 FPS
84.7 FPS
49.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $ 279 $ 2.4 116.2 FPS
87.7 FPS
51.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $ 1,499 $ 13.4 112 FPS
82.8 FPS
52.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $ 499 $ 4.5 111.7 FPS
85.1 FPS
50.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $ 409 $ 3.7 110.8 FPS
83 FPS
49.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $ 999 $ 9.3 107.7 FPS
79.8 FPS
47.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $ 279 $ 2.6 105.4 FPS
79 FPS
46.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $ 399 $ 3.8 104.7 FPS
79.6 FPS
47.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $ 399 $ 3.9 102 FPS
75.8 FPS
44.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $ 229 $ 2.3 99.3 FPS
74.6 FPS
44.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $ 649 $ 6.9 93.7 FPS
69.9 FPS
41.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $ 220 $ 2.4 93.5 FPS
70.1 FPS
41.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $ 279 $ 3.1 88.7 FPS
64.6 FPS
37.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $ 649 $ 7.6 85.1 FPS
66.4 FPS
40.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $ 160 $ 2 81.4 FPS
60.9 FPS
36 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $ 199 $ 2.5 80.7 FPS
58.7 FPS
33.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $ 549 $ 6.8 80.4 FPS
59.3 FPS
35.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $ 229 $ 2.9 78.7 FPS
57.2 FPS
32.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $ 649 $ 8.4 77.4 FPS
59.4 FPS
35.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $ 999 $ 13.3 75.1 FPS
54.9 FPS
34.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $ 549 $ 7.5 73.2 FPS
55.9 FPS
33.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $ 254 $ 3.5 73 FPS
53.5 FPS
31.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $ 169 $ 2.3 72.3 FPS
52.8 FPS
30.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $ 429 $ 6.1 70.4 FPS
53.6 FPS
32.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $ 170 $ 2.5 69.3 FPS
50.9 FPS
30.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $ 329 $ 4.8 68.1 FPS
49.5 FPS
30.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $ 400 $ 6 66.2 FPS
49.9 FPS
30.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $ 329 $ 5 65.8 FPS
49 FPS
27.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $ 169 $ 2.6 64.9 FPS
48.3 FPS
28 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $ 149 $ 2.4 62.1 FPS
46.1 FPS
27.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $ 179 $ 3.1 57.9 FPS
43.3 FPS
25.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $ 229 $ 4.7 48.7 FPS
36 FPS
21.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $ 249 $ 5.7 43.7 FPS
32.5 FPS
18.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $ 199 $ 4.6 43.4 FPS
32.1 FPS
18.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $ 169 $ 3.9 42.8 FPS
31.8 FPS
18.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $ 279 $ 6.6 42.4 FPS
31.7 FPS
17.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $ 199 $ 4.8 41.8 FPS
30.8 FPS
18 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $ 169 $ 4.6 36.4 FPS
26.8 FPS
15.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $ 99 $ 2.9 33.7 FPS
24.5 FPS
14.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $ 159 $ 4.8 33 FPS
24 FPS
14.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $ 149 $ 4.6 32.4 FPS
22.6 FPS
13.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $ 149 $ 4.6 32.2 FPS
21.8 FPS
13.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $ 140 $ 4.7 29.8 FPS
21.7 FPS
12.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $ 149 $ 5.2 28.7 FPS
18.7 FPS
11.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $ 79 $ 3.4 23.5 FPS
17.3 FPS
10 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $ 79 $ 3.5 22.4 FPS
16.4 FPS
9.2 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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Critics Reviews

The Intel Core i7-10700K is an 8-core/16-thread part, a doubling in thread count over the 9th Gen Core i7-9700K, which is an 8-core/8-thread part. The L3 cache has also been increased by 33%, up from 12 MB to 16 MB. This is in fact an identical hardware configuration to the Core i9-9900K.
The Core i7-10700K leads in gaming, but cost-conscious shoppers may prefer Intel's own Core i5-1600K, which is a better value for lower-cost gaming rigs. This leaves the Core i7-10700K as a good ...
In this review we’ll take a look at the Core i7-10700K, essentially the revenge of 9900K. Our review of the Core i9-10900K is here. I’m writing this as I just finish my Core i9 review and despite my enthusiasm about the Core i9-10900K, I feel like the Core i7-10700K is the sorry note you want to receive for that hot mess that was the 9900K ...
The Core i7-10700K proved to be fairly easy to cool with a Corsair H115i 280mm AIO cooler. The chip peaked at 85C during a string of y-cruncher multi-threaded tests, and power peaked at slightly ...
Tweet. Core i7-10700K processor review Pack it up, pack it in, let us begin. An overdue review is the 8-core Core i7-10700K processor from Intel. The 10th generation Intel Core desktop processors ...
For this review, we were able to obtain the 10-core Core i9-10900K, the 8-core Core i7-10700K, and the 6-core Core i5-10600K. Getting Complicated with Turbo.
The Intel Core i7-10700K also has a rated base clock of 3.8GHz compared to 3.6GHz on the Intel Core i7-9700K. Both processors can boost one core using Intel’s Turbo Boost technology, with the i7 ...
Here's our review and benchmarks of the Intel i7-10700K CPU, with a focus on the 10700K vs. AMD Ryzen 7 3900X, 3700X, and Intel i5-10600K. Tests for thermals, overclocking, production, & more ...
We have with us for review the Intel Core i7-10700 processor. Today's processor specimen is the non-K, non-unlocked variant of the Core i7-10700K. This chip has a fascinating specifications sheet because it is an 8-core/16-thread processor with 16 MB of L3 cache, which matches last generation's Core i9-9900, yet the 10700 has the "Core i7" rating.

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Maikurosofuto July 27, 2020
DeepCool Castle 280 RGB vs DeepCool Assassin III
I'm still looking for a nice, not pricey, cooling solution and just found a DeepCool Castle 280 RGB and a DeepCool Assassin III for the exact same price, i'm not into water stuff but if there's a considerable difference between these two i can make an exception. So, which one should i buy?

My complete specs: Sapphire RX 5700 XT Pulse | Intel Core i7-10700K | Asus TUF Gaming Z490-Plus | Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition (Dual Fan, Push/Pull) | 16GB (2x8) T-Force Delta RGB DDR4 2666MHZ CL15 | Crucial MX500 1000GB + SanDisk Plus 120GB | Corsair CX750 80+ Bronze | NZXT Noctis 450 ROG Black
Karadjgne December 26, 2012
2 different criteria. Capacity vs efficiency. The Assassin III is supposedly a 280w cooler, which handles the 250w 5.1GHz OC on a 10700k as far as capacity goes. Barely. The Castle is a 300w+ AIO, which has greater capacity, better surface to air ratios etc.

Efficiency is a different story. Because of the capacity of the Castle, it puts you lower down the fan curve, at similar noise/rpm levels it'll have slightly lower temps compared to the same fans on the Assassin. The difference being spikes. Aircooling responds much faster to spikes, so you'll get rampups when temps shift. With liquids being far slower, that doesn't happen as much, if at all, when set to monitor coolant temps vrs cpu temps.

There's also fitment. The Assassin III is a monster aircooler, requires adequate case size to fit it, requires low height ram to fit under the heatsink/fan at front. A 280mm AIO fitment is easy and readily available in many standard cases.

It's a 10700k. Throw out the budget concerns, price of coolers is irrelevant. Get what you need to do the job it needs to do. A Noctua NH-D15S is both smaller, better acoustics, better fitment, and outperforms the Assassin III on every level. It's just ugly imho. Can add a second fan in front to get the same, if not better results than a NH-D15, and still get the S offset benefits.

A nzxt Kraken X61/x62 is just as quiet as the Noctua air coolers, and has no fitment restrictions other than a 280mm mount, so even the tallest rgb ram and all the bling you can get is not an interference issue.

The Assassin and Castle each have their own bonuses and drawbacks, price aside, it's upto you which you can live with, deal with, accept.
Regev July 27, 2020
Which of these is the best CPU+cooler+motherboard combo?
Hey guys!

So, I got a 1TB NVMe, a 700W Platinum+ SFX-L, and a kit of 32GB 3200. Thanks to your advice, I was gonna get the i9-9900 (at 50% off from a family member working for Intel), but when I went to find an ITX motherboard the only one I found in my country that can sustain an i9 is the Phantom, which costs $258. I also read that I'd need to buy a cooler cause the Intel 9th gen stock one sucks, so it's another $59 for the L12S.

I'm reconsidering options before ordering. Here are possible combinations I found (all with mITX motherboards). I do not need a video card at all, it's purely for productivity uses (lots of text, very heavy browser use, web developing, and some programming). When necessary, I factored in the cheapest 1030 that I found. Also, I used the stock cooler (hope it's enough) on all builds (except the 9900). Listed in order of price:

  • Ryzen 5 3400G = $271 (B350) or $301 (B450)
  • i3 10100 = $300 (B460) or $336 (Z490)
  • i5 10400 = $390 (B460) or $426 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 2700 = $396 (B350) or $427 (B450) or $497 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 5 3600 = $402 (B350) or $419 (B450) or $493 (X470/B550)
  • i5 10500 = $412 (B460) or $448 (Z490)
  • i5 10600 = $427 (B460) or $463 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 2700X = $430 (B350) or $461 (B450) or $531 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 5 3600X = $432 (B350) or $463 (B450) or $533 (X470/B550)
  • i5 10600K = $482 (B460) or $518 ( Z490)
  • Ryzen 5 3600XT = $490 (B350) or $521 (B450) or $591 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 7 3700X = $529 (B350) or $560 (B450) or $630 (X470/B550)
  • i7 10700 = $568 (B460) or $604 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 3800X = $574 (B350) or $605 (B450, $675 (X470/B550)
  • i9 9900 = $590 (50% off on CPU, pricey Z390 + Noctua L12S)
  • i7 10700K = $628 (B460) or $664 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 3800XT = $653 (B350) or $684 (B450) or $754 (X470/B550)
  • Which configuration gives the best bang for the buck for the uses I listed (without suffering any productivity setback)? Still the i9?

    Thanks <3
    Karadjgne December 26, 2012
    Things take time. It takes a cpu a certain amount of time to render anything, game frame, web page etc. A stronger cpu can do things in less time as it has more available resources to work with. A 3700x might render a page in 1 second, a 3400G might take 2 seconds. To a cpu that's a huge improvement, massive really. To you, you blinked and it was over with. Can't really say just exactly how much of a difference there is on such a small scale. But when it comes to large scale, that's a different story. Play gta5 on a 3400G and 3700x, there's a fps difference, then add in streaming and the 4 cores of the 3400G just got swamped and fps drops like a bad habit. The 8/16 of the 3700x doesn't even blink.

    Mmorpgs online are even worse. All that AI can be seriously detrimental to fps. I play swtor and in single player ultra have no issues on an i7-3770K with getting 90fps+. 8man op and I'm into 60-90fps range, 16man op and I'm averaging 30fps with all cpu details disabled/min and a 24man world boss fight is miserable at 5-10fps and everything disabled. Just way too much, too intensive, too cpu challenging for even a 8thread i7 at 4.6GHz to handle. 3400G will be far worse as it has no Lcache and not nearly the same resources, even if it does have better IPC. Fastest runner in the world is useless if he has a ball and chain around 1 ankle. Make him stronger, make the chain longer and he'll just lick it up and run.

    B450m-H is a value motherboard. More tailored towards the 3600 or lesser cpus. It'll handle a 3700x just fine under normal circumstances, but Ryzens are dynamic cpus, they boost according to voltages, temps, loads. With no heatsink the VRM's will run hotter and will limit the boosting ability of the cpu. They won't overheat, but instead of seeing nice high boosts, you'll be relegated to more minimal boosts. The cpu will protect itself and the motherboard from excessive power draws.
    EricLane July 25, 2020
    Critique my build before I buy
    In 2014 I built my PC and have had one upgrade since (GTX 780 to GTX 1080). I am looking at upgrading and I am too nervous to overclock so I want a boost clock over 5.0GHZ. I will list my current build and then the items in my shopping cart. I wanted to stay under $1000 but I'm at $1141 and was just told I should replace my 6 year old PSU too. Could you give me feedback? How else should I spend my money at or under $1141?

    I'm eager to submit my order but I would really appreciate some opinions. (Side question: Should I wait to see if prices come done, given Intel's latest issues?)

    CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower
    MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz (3.9 TURBO) Quad-Core
    COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 AMP Extreme 8GB
    PSU: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM (Just ordered a Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD 7200RPM)
    SDD: 2X Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" (Just ordered a Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD)

    In my shopping cart:
    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GVK

    ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) Intel Z490 (WiFi 6) SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard (14+2 Power Stages, DDR4 4800+, 5Gbps LAN, Intel LAN, Bluetooth v5.1, Triple M.2, Aura Sync)

    Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 8-Core 3.8 GHz LGA 1200 125W BX8070110700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630

    Noctua NH-U12A, Premium 120mm CPU cooler with high-performance quiet NF-A12x25 PWM fans
    Zerk2012 October 06, 2014
    For a air cooler.

    It's a big cooler but you need big on the 10700K.

    As you can see here if all fits with the motherboard I recommended and the memory you picked.
    Maikurosofuto July 24, 2020
    Best RGB Air Cooler.
    I'm about to buy a Deepcool Assassin III, but before that, i'm trying to find a RGB equivalent, is there one? Or at least, close to the performance of the Assassin III. My RAM is quite tall (49 mm), so some coolers may be problematic to install or even Impossible. Only air coolers please.

    CPU: i7 10700K (Still waiting for delivery)
    Current cooler: Hyper 212 Black RGB (Push/Pull)
    Case: NZXT 450
    Phaaze88 December 30, 2016
    There isn't one. There's a reason all the top end air coolers don't rock RGB fans.

    Adding LEDs to fans increase their power draw, and when the manufacturers want to stay within a certain power limit, fan muscle gets sacrificed - on air coolers, the heatsink and fans are the strongest players to the unit's cooling ability.
    EricLane July 24, 2020
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for i7-10700k?
    Title says it. I want to buy a i7-10700k and I'm tight on funds. Will the 212 EVO keep it cool? No plans to overclock.
    Phaaze88 December 30, 2016

    According to the above: no.
    Even if you capped the cpu's frequency at its base(3.8ghz), that's still 125w max. The Hyper 212 is designed to handle up to - but not exactly, 150w.
    25w of headroom isn't much to work with.

    If you can't afford a decent 200w+ cooler for a 10th gen K SKU, I don't think you should be looking at one at all.
    EricLane July 24, 2020
    Would I need a new PSU if I upgraded?
    I am eyeing an i7-10700k, Maximus XII Hero & Noctua-U12A.

    Would I need a new PSU?

    My current build:
    CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower
    MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz (3.9 TURBO) Quad-Core
    COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 AMP Extreme 8GB
    PSU: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    SDD: 2X Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5"
    Archaic59 January 06, 2015
    Since you're currently using a Z77 board I'm going to date your build somewhere around 2012. If your PSU is that old too you may want to consider an upgrade. You'll also need new memory since DDR3 is not used anymore. Your upgrades will easily cost you $800-900 USD(not including new memory) so a new PSU would be a good investment since yours is easily 8 years old or older.
    Rex_Ryan July 19, 2020
    Which AIO 240mm can cool cpu i7 10700k stock ?
    Hi, current I just upgraded to i7 10700k and I have confused to choose AIO 240/360mm. My case is DeepCool E-Shield:
    • Fan case: 120mm rear, 2x120 or 1x 140mm top, 3x 120, 3x140 (without CD rom) or 2x120, 2x140 (with CD rom) at front
    • AIO: 120/140/240mm top, 120/240/280/360 front.
    + Because some people said if put radiator at front with fan intake (fan in front of radiator) it can cool cpu good but drive, ram, graphic card will be warmer, many choose at top but my top only have 240 max so which AIO 240 can cool this cpu ? I use only stock for gaming, develop web, app, sometime use photoshop edit image for troll or make beauty
    - Some AIO 240mm at my country:
    • Asus Rog ryujin 240
    • AIO Cooler master masterliquid ml240p mirage
    • AIO Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240R RGB
    • AIO DEEPCOOL Castle 240RGB V2
    * My system:
    • Mainboard: ASUS Rog Strix Z490-A Gaming
    • CPU: i7 10700k stock
    • PSU: Seasonic focus 650w 80+ gold
    • Graphic: ASUS RTX 2080Ti 11GB GDDR6 ROG Strix OC (Default not OC it)
    • Memory: 32GB kingston predator 3200mhz (2x16)
    • 1 ssd western digital blue 500gb, 1 hdd 500gb western digital blue and 1 hdd 2TB western digital blue
    • 4 fan case (1300±7%RPM, airflow 65.16CFM)
    By the way my PSU can run it for long time ?
    Phaaze88 December 30, 2016
    It does, but it's usually nothing serious.

    ML360R is middle of the road.

    Dust is inevitable. Just don't go and neglect maintenance for a year or more, like some folks will do.
    brycehazen July 15, 2020
    "Other Devices" - Driver issues
    Samsung 970 m.2 1TB
    intel i7-10700k Comet Lake LGA 12008- core 3.8Ghz
    Corsiar Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 288 pin 3600
    EVGA RTX 2080 super
    ASROCK z490 Phanrom Gamning 4/2.5G

    Installed the above gear, Put my old SSD in with windows 10. Everything worked fine, used the rig all day. Next day I did a fresh install of Windows 10 on the M.2 and now there's devices that will not work. One of them being the Ethernet adapter. I used a USB to get the latest drivers, but no luck. The BIOS though, will connect to the internet and i updated the BIOS to the latest version. I have tried disable/enable, reinstalling drivers, manually updating the drivers fails. Rebooted several times in-between each change. Still cant get the drivers/devices to work.
    I'm currently installing every driver from ARock's website.
    That also didn't work.
    If I can't figure it out by tonight, I guess I'll reformat??

    I tried installing from a USB off ASROCK's website:
    ME(v14.0.30.1 115_cons_sw_DCH)

    The devices that are not working are:
    Ethernet Controller
    PCI data acquisition signal processing
    PCI device x2
    PCI simple communications controller
    SM Bus Controller

    thankfully there was a type-c usb port to connect my phone to get my computer internet access. I think clicked the devices that weren't working to let windows automatically look for the driver.
    rochismo July 06, 2020
    Going to buy the new PC in this week, is this good?
    Hello, i've recently posted the thread some weeks ago, but things have changed.

    The build i had marked as best solution is the following:
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard
    Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
    Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
    Monitor: LG 32GK650F-B 32.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor

    But i've changed almost everything except for the GPU, which is a Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT.
    I will still keep my M.2 SSD and my 2TB HDD (they are still good)

    I will list the things that will be added to my new PC:

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (replacing my old Ryzen 5 2600)
    CPU Cooler : NZXT Kraken Z63
    Motherboard: ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus (replacing my old AB350m, i also get it because i can get 10 free games in some website)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 3200 PC4-25600 32GB 2x16GB CL16 (replacing my old corsair LPX 2x8gb 2400mhz CL16)
    Power Supply: Corsair RM750 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular (replacing my old NOX Urano VX 650w)
    PC Case: Corsair iCUE 220T RGB (replacing my old Nfortec Krater)
    Monitor : Asus TUF Gaming VG27WQ 27" LED Wide QuadHD 165Hz HDR FreeSync Premium (i only get it because there's a promotion to get Dying Light 2 for free)
    SSD M.2: PNY CS2130 1TB SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4
    SSD: Samsung 860 QVO SSD 2TB SATA 3 V-NAND MLC
    Mouse : Corsair M65 Elite (replacing my old Steel Series Rival 300)
    Keyboard : Corsair K68 RGB (replacing my old Krom Kernel TKL)
    Mousepad: Corsair MM350 Extended XL

    The total price of this is 2171,54€. I can maybe go up to ~2500€, depends on if it's worth it or not.

    Would you guys change anything? Maybe go for an intel cpu such as the new i7 10700k?

    Edit: Forgot to mention, the target for this PC will be Web Development and Gaming at the highest quality as possible at 1440p, at the maximum FPS as possible. I will be playing games such as Metro Exodus, League of Legends, GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 2, AC: Odyssey and future upcoming triple A games.

    I can also accept gaming at 4k resolutions.
    Djoza April 05, 2020
    hahahaahahahhahah ok then xD.
    Take a look at this:
    First of all,i dont think you will really need to buy 4th gen ryzen,when i already put in a 12c/24c beast like 3900x.
    With 3700x,i think you will need to replace it with 4th gen ryzen in like next 2-3 years.
    I went with 2080 super,for the same reason as 3900x.
    I put in 2x16gb of 3600mhz ram so you dont have to upgrade that,i think forever xD
    Stayed with the case and psu.The monitor is 400$ (350euro),you just cant see it in pcpartpicker.Stayed with mouse and keyboard,could find the option for mousepads unfortunatelly.Also i went with 1tb m.2 and 2tb hdd,just because who NEEDS 2tb ssd (also the one u put in is like 350$ which is ridiculous) when they already have 1tb of m.2 storage,which is already enough itself,but just in case you need more storage there is 2tb hdd waiting for you.
    What do you think about this 2700$ (2400euro) build?
    javi.sau.96 July 06, 2020
    Help with my new build
    Hi everyone, my new build was going to be like:
    • CPU: i7 10700k
    • Mobo: MSI Z490 Gaming Edge
    • RAM: Corsair vengeance 2x8gb 3200mhz
    • Cooler: Noctua nh-d15
    • SSD: WD SN550 1TB
    • GPU: Nvidia rtx 2070 super
    • PSU: Bitfenix whisper 750w
    • Case: Phanteks enthoo pro m
    Here comes the issue, I got everything except the cpu.
    I have read a review about the i7 10700 non-k telling that a simple power limit tweak can unlock this chips potential, closely matching 10700k performance.
    Having cpus at the following price points:
    • i7 10700 335€
    • i7 10700k 430€
    • i9 10900 485€
    Have in mind that i already got the z490 board. I'm not planning in overclocking at least in a short term, i just wanted a solid board that could hold 10700k power consumption, but reading that review makes me think about going for the locked 10700 at 100€ less or for the locked 10900 for a little more

    What would be your best choice?

    Thank you in advance
    vMax August 07, 2006
    If you are not going to overclock then go 10700...the power limit tweak just won't make a difference but will let it boost to it max rating all things be equal in terms of cooling as well.

    The thing about the 10700K is the K suffix and of course overclocking. I have the 10700K and it is a mighty CPU overclocking to 5.1GHz at a 1.295v...Again as you are not overclocking the 10700 non K will save you money and will still be great across the board...

    If you are getting the Z490, up the ram to DDR 3600 as the price difference is so small now and in some cases the same as DDR4 3200..

    If you can stretch to the 10900 then even better...make sure your Z490 motherboard has support for PCIe Gen 4 as it will be supported with the new Rocket Lake CPU next year on the Z490.
    ninfo July 03, 2020
    Cpu or Gpu for the long run?
    Which one should be priority when building for a future proof gaming pc?

    I'm talking 5+ years without upgrades

    For example

    10700k + 2070 Super or 3600x + 2080 Super
    Phaaze88 December 30, 2016
    That really requires a crystal ball...
    Otherwise, you're trying to prepare against/mitigate the impact from upcoming software updates and hardware launches - neither of which you, I, or anyone else, has any idea about regarding drivers, new features, performance impact, etc. - that won't make yours look totally obsolete in a few years or so.
    It is an effort in futility, and the only other answer anyone could give you would essentially be second-guesswork, unless they're time traveling Terminators or own a TARDIS.

    That said, you'll never see 5+ years out of a gpu and still be relevant, unless you play at 720p or 480p, 2 resolutions that rely very little on gpu horsepower - oh, the irony...
    The gpu is the device that tends to show it's age first.

    Cpu: Things look to be heading towards utilizing high thread count processors, what with the tall hurdle that is the 5.0ghz wall.
    Will it stay that way? Of course not - but for how long?
    ¯\ (ツ) /¯

    Combo 1 is a wash. Combo 2 is more attractive.
    If you can't afford to go big all the way through, you won't gain that performance edge that comes with an Intel cpu; you have to throw value out the window.
    A S I A N June 29, 2020
    Can someone check my pc build?
    I'm pc noob...
    I just wanted to double-check before I buy them.

    Q1: Will it work?

    Q2: MOBO have enough pin connectors for all the RGB fans and RGB cables and RGB for pc case?
    If MOBO doesn't have enough pin connectors for RGB could you recommend other MOBO?

    Q3: Will it stay at 60fps at 1080p all setting maxed while recording a gameplay?

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    CPU: i7 10700k

    CPU COOLER: Corsair A500 High Performance Dual Fan CPU Cooler

    MOBO: MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Edge Wi-Fi LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard


    RAM: Team T-Force Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2x8GB) 3200MHz DDR4 Desktop RAM - Black (going to buy 2 of them)

    PSU: Corsair RM750 750W 80Plus Gold Modular Power Supply

    PC CASE: Lian-Li PC-O11 Dynamic RAZER Edition Synapse 3 Tempered Glass Mid Tower Case

    FANS: Lian-Li Bora Lite RGB 120mm PWM Fans - 3 Pack Black (Going to buy 2 of them a total of 6 fans)

    SSD: Samsung 860 QVO 1TB 2.5" SATA SSD (2 of them)

    CABLE for MOBO: Lian-Li Strimer 24-Pin ATX RGB LED Extension Cable

    CABLE for GPU: Lian-Li Strimer Plus 8-Pin PCIe ARGB LED Extension Cable

    Thank you!
    p7r0x7 February 27, 2019
    Should be way more than enough for streaming/recording, LOL.

    Someone please verify the chipset and CPU for me, I don't know shintel.
    A S I A N June 28, 2020
    I7 10700k better than i9 9900k for gaming?
    I7 10700k better than i9 9900k for gaming and recording?
    GarrettL December 04, 2019
    Gaming performance is almost the same. The 10700k would be my choice between the two.