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User Info: Fony

Fony
3 weeks ago#11
8700 will age better with more threads. 2600K/2700K smoke the 2500K today and with CPU competition actually happening again this will happen even faster. Intel already has the Z390 platform moved UP in schedule and that will feature mainstream 8c/16t i7's. The best CL to buy is the non-K 8700.
It's not the end of the world, but we can see it from here.

User Info: Silvererazor

Silvererazor
3 weeks ago#12
Another reason is, that people buy CPUs in hope, that they last as long as possible. So while 6 threads are enough right now, we don't know how this will look in 2 or 3 years. With the 6-12 threads/cores becoming mainstream, it's not unreasonable to think, that developers start to optimize for more cores. Sure, it could well be, that we will be stuck at 6 cores for many years, like we stuch with 4 cores for 10 years, but the extrathreads give people some peace of mind, that they won't have to upgrade in the next 5 years.
That was one reason. The other reason is simple: because they can. If you can compare it to cars it would be: a $15k car is enough for most people for most tasks, but a lot of people buy 30k,40k, 50k+ cars, because they can.

User Info: Mitsukiba

Mitsukiba
3 weeks ago#13
8400 is lowkey trash. You'll have to buy a Z-series motherboard to get the most out of it. The bargin boards effectively limit the CPU, since the end user can't overclock it.
i7-4930k, EVGA X79 Classified, CM V8 GTS, CM Stormtrooper, 16GB HyperX Sav. 1600MHz, EVGA GTX 960 2G, AMD R7 240 SSD, WD Black 1T, CM V750.
My GPU is trash. :(

User Info: iemerg_

iemerg_
3 weeks ago#14
I see a $120 price difference and yes a 20-50% performance increase is EASILY worth the $120 are you on crack OP? did you even read why you typed before you posted it? I'd pay upwards of $200 for a 20-25% increase in performance any day of the week that goes for any component. The 1080 is only about 30% faster than the 980TI Hybrid but I spent the extra $200 and upgraded to that, $120 extra for 6 more threads and 1ghz performance boost is nothing.

8700K is king of CPU's currently and wrecks anything Ryzen has to offer, I'd pay the price of it any day of the week. In fact I'm debating on selling my 7700K to upgrade to one.
7700K@5.0 - 1080 - EVGA 750 - 16GB DDR4 - Z270 ASUS
H100v2 - Evolv ATX - 500GB SAMSUNG SSD - 1TB WD BLACK

User Info: zhenghan

zhenghan
3 weeks ago#15
BrokenMachine85 posted...
You'd be better off with a Ryzen instead of a 8400. Cheaper mobo's too.
"dude i am like a 10 th grader,i am not smart i am not smart okay.i know basic english not level 100 english lol" -stephanielish

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iemerg_
3 weeks ago#16
zhenghan posted...
BrokenMachine85 posted...
You'd be better off with a Ryzen instead of a 8400. Cheaper mobo's too.


uh you're on crack... the 8400 gets nearly 20-30fps over the 1700 in some titles... people who're going Ryzen just for the sake of going Ryzen are plebs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF94MhpEi-Y
7700K@5.0 - 1080 - EVGA 750 - 16GB DDR4 - Z270 ASUS
H100v2 - Evolv ATX - 500GB SAMSUNG SSD - 1TB WD BLACK

User Info: zhenghan

zhenghan
3 weeks ago#17
iemerg_ posted...
zhenghan posted...
BrokenMachine85 posted...
You'd be better off with a Ryzen instead of a 8400. Cheaper mobo's too.


uh you're on crack... the 8400 gets nearly 20-30fps over the 1700 in some titles... people who're going Ryzen just for the sake of going Ryzen are plebs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF94MhpEi-Y

we're betting on the 12/16 threads
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User Info: RainblowDash

RainblowDash
3 weeks ago#18
No OC for the 8400 dude
Ryzen 7 1700X - Sapphire RX Vega 64 - ASRock Fatal1ty X370
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User Info: Mitsukiba

Mitsukiba
3 weeks ago#19
iemerg_ posted...
zhenghan posted...
BrokenMachine85 posted...
You'd be better off with a Ryzen instead of a 8400. Cheaper mobo's too.


uh you're on crack... the 8400 gets nearly 20-30fps over the 1700 in some titles... people who're going Ryzen just for the sake of going Ryzen are plebs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF94MhpEi-Y

Newer games perform better due to scaling more; facts. That processor is probably MOBOCLOCKED thanks to MCE. It’s a Z-Series board, right? More cores by the way take more strain off of the GPU.

I can’t wait for the Ryzen refresh next year Q1.
i7-4930k, EVGA X79 Classified, CM V8 GTS, CM Stormtrooper, 16GB HyperX Sav. 1600MHz, EVGA GTX 960 2G, AMD R7 240 SSD, WD Black 1T, CM V750.
My GPU is trash. :(
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