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i7 6700k vs i7 7700k which one is better for gaming?

I'm going to build a gaming PC soon and I'm planning to get a GTX 1070 for my GPU, but I'm not sure if I should go for a i7 6700k or a i7700k. Which one is better for gaming?

 

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Not much in it...

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-7700K-vs-Intel-Core-i7-6700K/3647vs3502

 

Why would you go for those when the i7 8700/8700K is available? 

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Of course i7 7700K, because it's newer. They don't have a difference actually but still the 7700K is a little better. Also i7 8700K is MUCH better because it has more Cores/Threads

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they're essentially the same chip, aside from a small clock speed bump on the 7700k

 

but as before mentioned, if you can get the range of 8700k, thats a nice juicy edge right there.

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3 minutes ago, Od1sseas said:

Of course i7 7700K, because it's newer. They don't have a difference actually but still the 7700K is a little better. Also i7 8700K is MUCH better because it has more Cores/Threads

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They both are almost identical in performance.

7700k leads by a very small margin because it runs at a slightly higher clock out of the box and can work with a slightly higher clocked RAM out of the box. It doesn't really matter as both can be overclocked.

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19 minutes ago, Od1sseas said:

They don't have a difference actually but still the 7700K is a little better

That's just highlights the difference between the two chips. 7700k is better because you think it is

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Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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28 minutes ago, Od1sseas said:

Of course i7 7700K, because it's newer. They don't have a difference actually but still the 7700K is a little better. Also i7 8700K is MUCH better because it has more Cores/Threads

7700k is a 6700k with mayonnaise below the IHS, it's not really better. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

That's just highlights the difference between the two chips. 7700k is better because you think it is

It's better because it's on 4.2Ghz out of the box. Of course if you overclock them they will have the same performance. At stock the i7 7700K is better. HAPPY?

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4 hours ago, Od1sseas said:

It's better because it's on 4.2Ghz out of the box. Of course if you overclock them they will have the same performance. At stock the i7 7700K is better. HAPPY?

Do people actually buy previous gen K chips and still leave them stock though?

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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effectively same cpu... get what one you can find for cheaper.

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9 hours ago, manikyath said:

they're essentially the same chip, aside from a small clock speed bump on the 7700k

 

but as before mentioned, if you can get the range of 8700k, thats a nice juicy edge right there.

Oooorrrrrrr a Ryzen 5 1600/1600X if just gaming and save a few bucks

Oooorrrrrr a Ryzen 7 1700 if gaming and maybe some content creation of some sort. If you can buy it on a sale, still cheaper.

 

I mean yes, Intel is still the king of single threaded performance but hey you can still get great performance on a Ryzen chip and save some money.

 

 

I got my Ryzen 7 1700 from Microcenter for $236 after tax.

 

But nah the 8700K is better but Ryzen is cheaper and just as good lol

 

Considering how expensive GPUs are, going over to an AMD CPU isn't such a bad deal lol

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