Should I get i7 8700k or Ryzen 2700?

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    Andre Dubus
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    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.

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    Shan Foster
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    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

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    Andre Dubus
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    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?

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    Justin B
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    Depends on your setup. What resolution are you using?

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    Andre Dubus
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    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

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    John Caius
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    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

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    Andre Dubus
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    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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