Thinking about getting a new PC soon as my current is feeling sluggish for my needs. Which CPU should I get? I do a lot of video encoding but I also game.
The 2700 is probably the best bang for the buck. It’s faster than the 8700k for productivity and a lot cheaper. The 8700k will outperform 2700 for gaming though
Thanks for the quick response. It’s $60 more for the 8700k so I think I’ll definitely get the 2700x. Do you know how much slower it is for gaming?
Depends on your setup. What resolution are you using?
At the moment I’m on 1080p on a R7 370. But I’m thinking about moving to 1440p 144hz gaming since I hear 144hz is a game changer especially for FPS which is what I play mostly
Great choice moving to 144hz and 1440p. Both the 2700x and 8700k will be great for it. Be sure to get at least a GTX 1070 or better and I’d highly recommend a monitor with G-sync (Free-sync if you decide to go with an AMD graphics card). At 1080p, the 8700k performs about 10-14% better though it depends on the game but at 1440p the difference is a measly 4-5% average. Productivity wise, the 2700x will be 10%++ better and at a much lower cost
Wow thanks for the detailed response. Much appreciated! I’ll go for the 2700x and look into a G-sync monitor with a GTX 1070 TI
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