With the release of Alder Lake looking more and more likely for early next year, Intel’s 11th Generation Core i7 CPU has seen a $40 discount as part of Newegg’s Gametober sale.
Right now, the Intel Core i7-11700K is down to $379.99 after a big price cut, plus it comes with a free Holiday Game Bundle featuring Crysis Remastered Trilogy and Humankind.
Intel Core i7-11700K: was $419.99, now $379.99 at Newegg with code GMETBRWK58
With specs that make it practically as good at gaming as the Core i9-11900K, this chip brings seriously impressive performance for Intel gamers. Packed with integrated graphics, a max boost clock speed of 5 GHz and an 8 core, 16 thread setup with 16MB L3 cache, this is a seriously capable CPU.
As you can read in our Intel Core i7-11700K review, this CPU offers excellent performance for an 8-core chip. The iGPU is faster, PCIe gen 4 support gives you compatibility with the fastest storage you can buy right now, and performance is solid across gaming and applications.
In our testing, this i7 hit a 165.7 FPS average when playing Far Cry 5, which puts it just behind the bigger i9 sibling’s 168.3 FPS. As for productivity, the 11700K achieved a multi-core performance score of 162.6 (a geomean of Cinebench, POV-ray, vray, Blender, Handbrake and y-cruncher testing). That is just two behind the 164.6 ranking of the 11900K.
Our main critique was its price, which this 10% discount goes some way to resolving. So if you’re in need of a new Intel chip to turbo boost your build, this is a great option to pick up!