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Is it worth getting a "K" CPU if you don't plan to overclock?

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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
1 month ago#1
Because I noticed that "K" CPUs have higher clock speeds than non-"K" ones even at stock.
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User Info: zhenghan

zhenghan
1 month ago#2
even if you don't overclock, the CPU overclocks itself anyways.

it just depends on whether the additional money spent represents a good value.
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User Info: Ryzeki

Ryzeki
1 month ago#3
Yes and no. Additionally to being overclock able, K CPUs tend to have higher base/turbo clocks. Though in general if you don't care about overclocking, i'd say the base non K CPUs still offer superb performance and should be good enough.
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User Info: VoightKent

VoightKent
1 month ago#4
The non-k cpus aren't built to overclock, so the speed they run on default is technically their "overclocked" speed. Meaning that k-cpus are more stable at their default clock than non-k cpus are at theirs. Which means they will likely last you longer. But if you plan on interchanging CPUs in a few years then it likely makes no difference

(you could always sell the k-cpu on ebay or amazon or newegg after using it though, and advertise it as "never overclocked", can't do so with a non-k which saves you money)

User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
1 month ago#5
VoightKent posted...
The non-k cpus aren't built to overclock, so the speed they run on default is technically their "overclocked" speed. Meaning that k-cpus are more stable at their default clock than non-k cpus are at theirs. Which means they will likely last you longer. But if you plan on interchanging CPUs in a few years then it likely makes no difference

(you could always sell the k-cpu on ebay or amazon or newegg after using it though, and advertise it as "never overclocked", can't do so with a non-k which saves you money)

Probably a good thing I went wit ha K model cause I can't really upgrade my CPU any higher unless I change out the mobo and possibly the RAM as well.
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User Info: nominturddaddy

nominturddaddy
1 month ago#6
Only if you plan on delidding.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
1 month ago#7
nominturddaddy posted...
Only if you plan on delidding.

Heard that's mainly the 7700K specifically you need to do that on. I'm rocking a 6700K specifically to avoid delidding.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
1 month ago#8
I'd say even if you don't PLAN on overclocking, it's better to have it as an option later down the road. By the time you start wanting more CPU performance, you will be hard pressed to find a replacement CPU that fits your socket that's worth the upgrade so either you'll overclock for a year or two more or you'll just build a whole new computer.

Even before I tried to overclock, the computer would make the clock speed go up temporarily anyway without any intervention.
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