8600k/8700k or 9600k? Recommendations

  PhillyG76 21:01 10 Nov 2018

I’m currently saving and buying to build a desktop pc. All I have brought so far is an Asus z370G Matx board and one 8gb ram stick. I was thinking of the 8600k cpu as it seemed a good price and I hoped it would be adequate for modest gaming. But it seems ppl highly recommend the 8700k and seems to make a lot of difference for FPS performance but seems a hell of a lot more money. But the 9600k doesn’t seem much more. The 9700k I think is way out of my reach. Gpu I was thinking of a gtx1070 or 1070ti and maybe adding a second later on. But if a RTX2070 comes available for similar price I may opt for this. But would a 8600k work well with this gpu(s)?

  dan4 23:04 22 Nov 2018

The i5-8600K and i7-8700k have very similar specs (you can check them out at ark.intel.com).

The main difference (and reason for increased price) is that the 8700k makes use of hyper-threading. Therefore, the 8700k has 6 more "threads" compared to the 8600k. Also, the 8700k has a slightly higher base frequency but a decently higher turbo frequency.

As for gaming, both CPU's are decent and will get the job done. The 8700k will do the job better, but it'll cost you a fair amount to make the increase. For a decent comparison, check out userbenchmark.com. There's quite a few sites that give stats for both of these CPU's if you want to make more comparisons.

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