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I9 9900k vs I7 9700k

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi! I’m really stuck on which cpu I should get. First off I only play games on a 1080p monitor ( I know that my setup is overkill but I will get a new 1440p or 4K display ) and I want to play on max settings. I have a GTX 1080 TI Strix OC and a i7 4790.

 

Now to the juice I have heard that the i7 is not as good because it’s not capable of hyper threading however the i9 shows minimal performance boost in FPS but will it’s extra 8 threads help in general? so I have no idea and is it worth to splash out another £100 to future proof my system and I will not go to ryzen as I would prefer intel.

Many thanks!


PC Specs: Motherboard: H81M S2H   CPU: I7 4790   CPU Cooler: NZXT 240 mm Kraken Series AIO     GPU: Asus Strix ROG 1080 TI OC Edition    PSU: Aerocool Integrator 850W   Storage: 2 1TB HDD And 1 120GB SSD   Case:  NZXT H440 2015 Edition

Future PC  Plans:  MSI Z97 Gaming

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If you only care to gaming either the i7 8700K or i7 9700K suffices for max settings CPU side of things and will provide nearly identical gaming potential as the i9.


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CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @4.8ghz  |~| Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3200mhz CL16 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti  |~| PSU: Corsair RM850X 80Plus Gold |~| Boot: WD Black M.2 2280 500GB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: EVGA Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk SSD Plus G26 480gb |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display Setup: Acer X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, GGPLAYING said:

i7 will get you 1-2 frames more than i9 and for gaming only I would consider 9700k. It also overclocked higher than i9.

 

1 minute ago, Princess Cadence said:

If you only care to gaming either the i7 8700K or i7 9700K suffices for max settings CPU side of things and will provide nearly identical gaming potential as the i9.

I will also have plans for overclocking


PC Specs: Motherboard: H81M S2H   CPU: I7 4790   CPU Cooler: NZXT 240 mm Kraken Series AIO     GPU: Asus Strix ROG 1080 TI OC Edition    PSU: Aerocool Integrator 850W   Storage: 2 1TB HDD And 1 120GB SSD   Case:  NZXT H440 2015 Edition

Future PC  Plans:  MSI Z97 Gaming

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I wouldn't bother, the graphics differences will not be noticeable in any meaningful way. You'll see more improvement going to a RTX 2080 / RTX 2080 Ti card. Sure, the i9 has hyperthreading, but most programs and games won't use more than 4 cores anyway, let alone 8 and beyond.


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go for a 8700k 9700k and save the money for a good 144hz/240hz 1440p gsync monitor , even my 8600k can run at 144hz 1440p easily


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hyperthreading would not help a lot on network gaming,but there is other ways to solve:buy 9900k and close hyperthreading for extra 4MB than 9700K,or just go back 8700K,

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