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Intel i7-8700k or Ryzen 7 2700x!?!?

Tdoublej100
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Ive been bouncing back and forth on which one of these I want to go with on my build. The main thing that stands out to me are the more cores on the Ryzen. Am I going to notice a difference having 6 vs 8? I dont plan on overclocking but might when playing some more graphicly intensive games.
 

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2700x is the more bang for the buck cpu, and games are starting to take advantage of more cores

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2700x You'll be supporting a better company that's doing exiting things. Ryzen really does have great performance. It was a huge upgrade in every way from my 4690k. You'll notice the core difference if you're doing a bunch of stuff at once or if you're doing anything that requires processing power like photo/video editing, 3d animation, streaming ect.  

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If you don't plan on overclocking and will use the system mostly for gaming, the i7-8700K would be better. Whether this better performance justifies the higher cost depends on the budget.

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The only advantage the 8700k has over the 2700x is a higher frame rate cap. For example, in a game a 2700x caps at 120fps, an 8700k would get to 160fps, making a large generalization, so take the margin with a huge grain of salt. Which can be valuable depending on your needs and monitor, but if you don't care about being capped to 144fps all the time and have a G-Sync/FreeSync monitor, then there's no good reason to justify the 8700k.

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2 hours ago, Vasllo said:

The only advantage the 8700k has over the 2700x is a higher frame rate cap. For example, in a game a 2700x caps at 120fps, an 8700k would get to 160fps, making a large generalization, so take the margin with a huge grain of salt. Which can be valuable depending on your needs and monitor, but if you don't care about being capped to 144fps all the time and have a G-Sync/FreeSync monitor, then there's no good reason to justify the 8700k.

So if im mainly gaming and my setup is either cpu a 1080 ti gpu and a 1440 144hz monitor will either one be able to fully utilize the monitor?

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12 hours ago, Tdoublej100 said:

So if im mainly gaming and my setup is either cpu a 1080 ti gpu and a 1440 144hz monitor will either one be able to fully utilize the monitor?

Usually the 8700k will, while the 2700x has a higher chance of not handling 144fps, from what I've seen, the 2700x usually stays in the 100-120fps range, but check that to make sure, my memory might be wrong. The 2700x can hit 144fps, but not in as many games as the 8700k. If your monitor is G-Sync and you're not a serious gamer and don't care about capping at 144fps consistently, I would go with Ryzen, but Intel does have this advantage and will have less and smaller drops below 144fps.

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