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Thursday, September 03, 2020
- Gaming - High OC potential - A step up from its predecessors in thermals and 9th gen processors + with some performance -The CPU was able to hit easily 5.1 GHz, on a 240mm AIO using a Aorus Z490I Motherboard. Very fun to overclock and play around with the timings! What I used: 1.35Vdc fixed vcore, x48 ring, turbo on LLC Aorus. Temps are peaking at 66° C on a Prime95 stress test.
-14nm doesn't allow much room for power efficiency / more power density as opposed to 7nm. It could probably go further, but Alderlake 10nm cpus are advancing in the segment, although not 7nm. -Skylake architecture - Expensive (debatable, as it hovers between 3800x and 3900x) For productivity, a Ryzen 3900X will beat it albeit being more expensive; I find the 3800X to be a waste of money, a 3700X would be cheaper as the 3800X is basically a better binned 3700X with a barely any bump in performance.
The 10700K is a monster of a gaming cpu, and can do some productivity on the side - although I'd strongly suggest Ryzen if you do multi core and multi threaded tasks more often to justify a Ryzen, I'd go for it. If you however do gaming often with productivity as a hobby, the 10700K is acceptable for the task. I for one like to use blender for fun, and it does the job just fine. For gaming in general, I'd go with the 10600K if you can find them in stock.