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i7 7700k vs. i7 6700k

They are both similar in prices. Can anyone tell me which one is better than the other? Which one is best default clock speed versus overclocked?
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  1. They're pretty much the same at stock and they're the same chip essentially. The 7700k overclocks better in most cases, if there's a big difference in price then the 6700K is ok, but if they're similar just get the 7700k.
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    The newer 7700K is obviously the better choice at the same price. It has a higher stock clock speed than the 6700K, aswell as 200-300MHz increased overclocking headroom over the 6700K. At the same clockspeed they WILL perform identically, though.
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  3. lrrelevant said:
    The newer 7700K is obviously the better choice at the same price. It has a higher stock clock speed than the 6700K, aswell as 200-300MHz increased overclocking headroom over the 6700K. At the same clockspeed they WILL perform identically, though.


    Do they both have the same socket on their motherboard?
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  4. AC130xGUNNER916 said:
    lrrelevant said:
    The newer 7700K is obviously the better choice at the same price. It has a higher stock clock speed than the 6700K, aswell as 200-300MHz increased overclocking headroom over the 6700K. At the same clockspeed they WILL perform identically, though.


    Do they both have the same socket on their motherboard?
    Yes they're the same socket. Here are the differences. http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-7700K-vs-Intel-Core-i7-6700K/3647vs3502
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  5. Thanks!
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  6. AC130xGUNNER916 said:
    Thanks!


    But if using a Z170 board you will need a BIOS update
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  7. the 7700k can use both z170 and z270 however if you get a z170 mobo, u will have to update bios and that wont be possible with a skylake cpu as the bios needs a cpu for it the update
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  8. AC130xGUNNER916 said:
    lrrelevant said:
    The newer 7700K is obviously the better choice at the same price. It has a higher stock clock speed than the 6700K, aswell as 200-300MHz increased overclocking headroom over the 6700K. At the same clockspeed they WILL perform identically, though.


    Do they both have the same socket on their motherboard?

    If you get anything other than a mb with the new 200 series(z270, ect) then you will probably need to flash the BIOS to get support for the Kaby lake CPUs. That means that you would need an already supported CPU in order to flash the BIOS. You can't use a newer CPU to flash a BIOS in order to get support for the new CPU.
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  9. clarkjd said:
    AC130xGUNNER916 said:
    lrrelevant said:
    The newer 7700K is obviously the better choice at the same price. It has a higher stock clock speed than the 6700K, aswell as 200-300MHz increased overclocking headroom over the 6700K. At the same clockspeed they WILL perform identically, though.


    Do they both have the same socket on their motherboard?

    If you get anything other than a mb with the new 200 series(z270, ect) then you will probably need to flash the BIOS to get support for the Kaby lake CPUs. That means that you would need an already supported CPU in order to flash the BIOS. You can't use a newer CPU to flash a BIOS in order to get support for the new CPU.



    what i said lol
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  10. henry28 said:
    the 7700k can use both z170 and z270 however if you get a z170 mobo, u will have to update bios and that wont be possible with a skylake cpu as the bios needs a cpu for it the update


    So if I use the Z270 Motherboard. It will work just fine?
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  11. yes xd
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  12. chemmajorp53 said:
    They're pretty much the same at stock and they're the same chip essentially. The 7700k overclocks better in most cases, if there's a big difference in price then the 6700K is ok, but if they're similar just get the 7700k.


    lrrelevant said:
    The newer 7700K is obviously the better choice at the same price. It has a higher stock clock speed than the 6700K, aswell as 200-300MHz increased overclocking headroom over the 6700K. At the same clockspeed they WILL perform identically, though.


    The i7 7700k is just around 7% faster as well as an 200MHz increase, but the CPU temps on the 7700k are way higher than the 6700k. 7700k (54C and 61C overclocked) 6700k (34C and 48C overclocked) They are both good but I think you should buy the ryzen 1700 :D Btw I know I'm late....
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  13. I would recommend the 7700K due to it being a refined architecture and not only that but it features a higher Core Clock and OC Core Clock. It runs hotter however this is okay if your cooler is anything around the 120 to 150w tdp. Hyper 212 evo keeps this cpu chilled very well coming in at around 35C idle for me. My room temperature is 17C so its pretty good tbh. Also for the person who recommended the Ryzen 1700, I would recommend against it due to it having a much lower single core speed when compared to the 6th and 7th gen i7 lineup therefor making it worse in 99% of games that rely on single core speed for their performance. CPU intensive games such as GTA V will benefit from this and will show better results than the ryzen. The ryzen is more for workstation usage and content creation due to its higher core count and therefore putting it ahead in this task by roughly 70% which is pretty significant in terms of content creation. Depends what you are doing. If you are doing heavy content creation and some gaming then buy the ryzen, if you are doing that the opposite way around or you don't do content creation at all then buy the I7. I own the i7 7700K and I can say with confidence that it is very very good at playing games, good to the point where I start to wonder whether I will ever actually need to upgrade (I will need to eventually, 7 years down the line this cpu will be like mid range and just about good enough. I will upgrade prior to this) hopefully this helps. Please take everything I say with a pinch of salt as I am a tech enthusiast and PC builder and programmer but I can get things wrong like any other human being. Hopefully this points you in the correct direction however :)
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