Intel Core i7 9700k Review: The Almighty Processor

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9th Gen Intel Core i7-9700K desktop processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 offers powerful performance for gaming, creating and productivity. Thermal solution NOT included in the box. ONLY compatible with 300 series chipset based motherboard.

Last updated on 23rd January 2021 11:24 pm
Intel Core i7 9700k Review: The Almighty Processor
Intel Core i7 9700k Review: The Almighty Processor

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Price history for Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz Octa Core LGA1151 CPU
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  • £268.00 - 23rd January 2021
  • £269.00 - 5th January 2021
  • £270.00 - 8th December 2020
  • £271.00 - 13th November 2020
  • £290.00 - 24th September 2020
Since: 24th September 2020
  • Highest Price: £290.00 - 24th September 2020
  • Lowest Price: £268.00 - 23rd January 2021

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Specification: Intel Core i7 9700k Review: The Almighty Processor

Brand name Intel
Item Weight (g) 45.4
Product Dimensions 11.6 x 10.1 x 7 cm
Item model number BX80684I79700K
Series INTEL BX80684I79700K
Color other
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Type Athlon X4
Processor Speed (GHz) 3.6
Processor Socket LGA 1151 (Emplacement H4)
Processor Count 8
Computer Memory Type DDR4 SDRAM
Maximum Memory Supported (MB) 65536
Graphics Coprocessor Intel UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Card Interface Integrated
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Wattage 95
Hardware Platform PC
Amazon Bestsellers Rank 850 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories) .zg_hrsr { margin: 0, padding: 0, list-style-type: none, } .zg_hrsr_item { margin: 0 0 0 10px, } .zg_hrsr_rank { display: inline-block, width: 80px, text-align: right, } #6 in CPUs
Shipping Weight (g) 68
Date First Available 8 Oct. 2018

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  1. colmdoc2

    Speed my pc right up 😊

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  2. davec6503

    a good processor which runs fast and does all i need it to.

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  3. Calum Patterson

    Bought this for building my first PC. Compared to the i9-9900K this is the obvious choice. Yes, in 9900K has hyperthreading, but I’ve watched through countless benchmark tests, and there is simply not enough of a performance jump to justify the extra cost (in fact, the 9700K is actually better some games).One word of warning though, if purchasing this CPU, make sure to get a pretty high end air cooler, or better yet, a AIO liquid cooler (I’m using an NZXT Kraken x62, could also use the Corsair AIO). Inititally I bought a budget cooler and the 9700K simply gets way too hot for it to handle. Also recommend pairing it with a higher end z390 motherboard, as this will likely improve the performance over the entry level z390’s, which will struggle to keep cool with this cpu.With good cooling, this CPU is comfortably the best CPU for gaming currently, even though it lacks the hyperthreading of the 9900k, it is cheaper, has almost identical performance and is probably a little cooler thanks to the lack of hyperthreading. Can also OC this CPU if desired and your cooling is capable of handling it.

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  4. Miss M.

    I don’t actually know what this is……..but my son (who asked for it for Christmas) says it’s amazing!!!!

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