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i7-8700 performance for streaming?

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I'm sure the 8700K will be much better than the non-K version, but would a standard 8700 be fine for gaming and streaming to Twitch?

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2 minutes ago, jGP said:

I'm sure the 8700K will be much better than the non-K version, but would a standard 8700 be fine for gaming and streaming to Twitch?

there is no reason to not get the K model outside cost, if cost is the issue ryzen is much better value for gaming and streaming imo.

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2 minutes ago, TrigrH said:

there is no reason to not get the K model outside cost, if cost is the issue ryzen is much better value for gaming and streaming imo.

Overclocking and prolonging life of a system is a key point for k skews

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If we’re just talking stock clock speeds the 8700K is only like 7-8% better than the non-K version.

 

So if you’re not planning to overclock, just save the $50+ and don’t get the K model. That said, if this is what you want to do wait till January or so next year when the cheaper motherboards launch so you can save another $50 or so on top of that.

 

If you want to overclock, then that’s where the real gains are had. It’ll slightly outperform Ryzen 7 if you can get it past 5.0 GHz and keep it cool.

 

As for streaming to Twitch, I just use an overclocked 1600X and I don’t drop any frames even when streaming something like PUBG. I stream at 720p60 with a 6000 KB bitrate. Streaming isn’t super hard to do unless you want 1080p, which honestly doesn’t look that good anyway since your stream will be compressed to all hell by the time it reaches the viewer unless you’re a Twitch partner.

Current Build:

CPU: i7-8700K @4.7 GHz/1.25v (all cores)

GPU: RTX 3080 Ti FE

RAM: 2x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 @3200 MHz

Mobo: Asus Prime Z370-A

CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo

PSU: EVGA 650 Watt G2 Supernova

Case: NZXT S340 Elite

 

Current Laptop:

Model: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

CPU: Ryzen 9 5900HS

GPU: RTX 3060

RAM: 16GB @3200 MHz

 

Old PC:

CPU: Intel i7 980X @4.0 GHz/1.34v

RAM: 3x4GB DDR3 @1333 MHz

Mobo: Some old x58 board

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3 hours ago, jGP said:

I'm sure the 8700K will be much better than the non-K version, but would a standard 8700 be fine for gaming and streaming to Twitch?

I can't emphasize enough how important getting the K version of an Intel CPU is.

 

You want that overclocking headroom, as that will extend the life of your investment.

 

Also, an 8700K at @5ghz matches a Ryzen 7 @ 4ghz in this realm, and I can't stress enough how happy I am with gaming and streaming on my OC Ryzen 7.

 

If you are going Intel, just get the 8700K.

Desktop:

AMD Ryzen 7 @ 3.9ghz 1.35v w/ Noctua NH-D15 SE AM4 Edition

ASUS STRIX X370-F GAMING Motherboard

ASUS STRIX Radeon RX 5700XT

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 3200

Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVME

2x4TB Seagate Barracuda HDDs

Corsair RM850X

Be Quiet Silent Base 800

Elgato HD60 Pro

Sceptre C305B-200UN Ultra Wide 2560x1080 200hz Monitor

Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum Keyboard

Logitech G903 Mouse

Oculus Rift CV1 w/ 3 Sensors + Earphones

 

Laptop:

Acer Nitro 5:

Intel Core I5-8300H

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 2666

Geforce GTX 1050ti 4GB

Intel 600p 256GB NVME

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55 minutes ago, Jon Jon said:

Also, an 8700K at @5ghz matches a Ryzen 7 @ 4ghz in this realm, and I can't stress enough how happy I am with gaming and streaming on my OC Ryzen 7.

Let me try stressing it,

 

Like a Pig in Mud ...

 

I love my Ryzen 7 1800x 

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