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[Canada Computers] Intel Core i7-10700F CPU $369.00

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[Canada Computers] Intel Core i7-10700F CPU $369.00

I was looking at this for a while, it just dropped in price from $409 earlier.

Strong cpu, single core benchmark is almost level with 10700k, 9900k etc..

8-Core 16-Thread Desktop Processor
Socket LGA 1200 (400 Series)
2.9 GHz Base 4.8 GHz Turbo
65W
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I might be wrong and apologize in advance, but my I7 10th gen F variant cannot be overclocked on my Aurora R11.

Just wanted to point it out for potential buyers.
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shnukms wrote: I might be wrong and apologize in advance, but my I7 10th gen F variant cannot be overclocked on my Aurora R11.

Just wanted to point it out for potential buyers.
That is true, only K and KF variants can overclock max core clock, but some motherboards can increase the max multi-core boost clock time to run indefinitely (instead of just 30 seconds)... effectively overclocking the multi-core speed for multi-core workloads.

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johncraven wrote: why you laugh? cheaper than 5600x which is not even findable...
Nice, guess Intel is the "value brand" now haha. Intel at these prices is much more palatable now.
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It seems like the 5600x is $60 more and you get a benefit of faster single core performance but 2 less cores for multitasking/video editing.

The only thing I'm considering is that 5600x will have pcie 4.0 and how useful that is now or in the future.
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For gaming, 10700f might be a good choice(comparing with 10700/10700k) since you don't need Intel® UHD Graphics 630. Also $369 seems to be a good deal.
i7-10700/i7-8700/E5-1650v2/i7-4770/i7-3770/i5-4590T/i5-4750T/i5-3470T/i3-10100/j1900
i7-8255U/i5-8350u/i5-2520m/m3-8100y/z7-8700
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pallfy wrote: It seems like the 5600x is $60 more and you get a benefit of faster single core performance but 2 less cores for multitasking/video editing.

The only thing I'm considering is that 5600x will have pcie 4.0 and how useful that is now or in the future.
I'm trying to choose between these as well. Or the 10700k because I like unlocked.
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RadMan wrote: That is true, only K and KF variants can overclock max core clock, but some motherboards can increase the max multi-core boost clock time to run indefinitely (instead of just 30 seconds)... effectively overclocking the multi-core speed for multi-core workloads.

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Can you adjust voltages when you do this?
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5600x is superior in single core perf to the 10900k if people were curious
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Pretty solid for a modern 8-core part. Still, the 5600X 6-core outperforms this in both single and multi-threaded applications, plus the Zen 3 platform gives you PCI-E 4.0 support. I'd say the 5600X is the better buy, but this is decent if you can't wait for the 5600X to be available.
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50centdollars wrote: Pretty solid for a modern 8-core part. Still, the 5600X 6-core outperforms this in both single and multi-threaded applications, plus the Zen 3 platform gives you PCI-E 4.0 support. I'd say the 5600X is the better buy, but this is decent if you can't wait for the 5600X to be available.
Not sure if the Trump tax on imported electronics from Chia will impact our motherboard prices ...

If they do, and you buy your motherboard when the Ryzen CPUs is available ... might be much more than getting your build done now.

I'm thinking, Intel i7 (10th Gen) vs. Ryzen 5600X ... in practical terms, probably not much (end user) difference for 3 - 5 years for the life of the computer. As I understand it, gaming at 100FPS is same as gaming at 120FPS.

This computer parts shortage is so twilight zone ... never had to contend with availability before. Especially, so with this Trump tax ... if it adds $100 - $200 to a computer build in 3 months. NUTS!
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Hmmm.

I am tempted to bite the bullet on this.

But I have a pretty great AIO cooler and I feel like I would miss out on the fun of overclocking?

Also, what's a good mobo to pick up?

Thanks!
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hassanmahmood wrote: Hmmm.

I am tempted to bite the bullet on this.

But I have a pretty great AIO cooler and I feel like I would miss out on the fun of overclocking?

Also, what's a good mobo to pick up?

Thanks!
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hassanmahmood wrote: Hmmm.

I am tempted to bite the bullet on this.

But I have a pretty great AIO cooler and I feel like I would miss out on the fun of overclocking?

Also, what's a good mobo to pick up?

Thanks!
If you go with a B460 chipset your ram speed will be limited.
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50centdollars wrote: Pretty solid for a modern 8-core part. Still, the 5600X 6-core outperforms this in both single and multi-threaded applications, plus the Zen 3 platform gives you PCI-E 4.0 support. I'd say the 5600X is the better buy, but this is decent if you can't wait for the 5600X to be available.
How important is PCI-E 4.0 ? Currently it makes 0 difference, as you can see in youtube videos showing 3070's and 3080's in pcie 3 vs pcie 4 mode. The fps are identical in both. Were talking about 16gbps vs 32gbps. Modern games apparently dont even use the full 16 gbps.

My only thought is, if your recording or broadcasting that could increase how much gbps you use, but I notice when using shadowplay it records at like 10mbps, so maybe not even recording/broadcasting causes you to require pcie 4.0. It may just be future games or something else that utilizes pcie 4.0 speeds.
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All 10XXX series Intel CPU should start to see minor price reductions in the next couple months. Nothing to do with AMD, Rocket Lake 11XXX series Intel chips arriving in April.

My suggestion go with a z490 motherboard. The mid-level boards have been seeing some discounts. Again because z590 boards are in the pipeline.
My current choice, used in the latest build is a z490 is Gigabyte z490 PRO AX. These have been going on rotating sale for <$300 since black Friday. Rock solid board that offers everything most users would ever need.

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