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Great but runs hot
Chase from Edmonton writes:
- The 7700k is a very fast CPU with an unlocked multiplier. The high clock speed is great for gaming. The Fallout 4 high textures pack recommends at least a 6 core CPU, but this will handle it with no problems.
- Runs very hot compared to previous gen Intel chips. If you're going to overclock you'll need a high end air cooler or a liquid cooler. I get between 25 ~ 30° C idle using a Corsair H115i cooler. These chips are very inconsistent when it comes to overclocking capabilities. Around 75% of these can achieve 4.9GHz and 50% can get to 5.0GHz. These also require a shockingly high voltage for a stable overclock.
- If you're looking at an 1151 CPU and Z270 chipset - be warned that the 1151 v2 CPUs (ex. 8700K) are NOT compatible with Z270 motherboards. I run mine at 4.8GHz and during a stress test it will peak in the mid 80's. Realistically you won't see that if you're gaming, but it's still hotter than preferred. I've heard of people "de-lidding" them and the temp drops anywhere between 10-25C. Get yourself a closed loop liquid cooler for this.
Nathan from Edmonton writes:
- Doesn't run hot at all in my experience. 15% overclock on air cooling. never goes above 55 C
- None that I can tell
It's an i7 that runs hot
Josh from Winnipeg writes:
- Awesome single thread and good multi-threadwd performance. Unlocked Processor. 5Ghz overclock is not too difficult with the right cooling...
- -Expensive -Runs very hot -No cooler
- The thermal application between the chip and the heat-spreader is awful. "De-lidding" the chip to remove the stock paste and decrease the gap between the two is very common for this CPU. However I really don't feel like taking an exacto knife to my 500$ CPU just to achieve proper temps. 5Ghz @ 1.35 volts = temp spikes into the 90's with a Kraken X62 AIO liquid cooler. Poor quality control from Intel.
Michael from Edmonton writes:
- Incredibly fast! Upgraded to the 7700K from a 2600K and the speed differences are noticeable in many games, especially Starcraft 2. Was debating between this and a Ryzen 1800X but after deciding on the 7700K I'm incredibly happy.
- No cooler included and not many people recommend air. You'll need to invest in a decent AIO water cooling solution to keep the temps down.
- Fantastic CPU just budget for a water cooling solution and not an air cooler.
buzzzsaw from southern BC writes:
- very fast,
- run 10 passes Intel burn test Extreme settings at stock clocks, H105 cooler, 77.c not much head room for a overclock
- great chip,10$ less than the 6700k,cant go wrong,
Fast 8-thread Processor
Happy Customer from Calgary writes:
- I was pleasantly surprised by the speed increase compared to my previous Intel Core i7-2600K processor. While not magnitudes faster, it is noticeably faster when compiling using 8 threads.
- Does not include a stock CPU cooler. Works well with and is very quiet with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler.
- Good solid CPU w/ Integrated GPU for my software development needs.