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Hardware: i9 9900k vs i7 9700k
« on: February 27, 2022, 07:52:31 PM »
Hi all,

I have the opportunity to upgrade my CPU, and I'm wondering if it's worth it.  Would it be worth it to upgrade from a i7 9700K CPU to a i9 9700K? 

My specs are as follows:
AORUS Z390 mobo
i7 9700K CPU
Gigabyte 3070 TI GPU (just upgraded from a 2070 Super)
32GB Ram
2 x 2TB m.2 SSD

I want to get the most out of this system before I upgrade the entire thing. I can get a used 9700K for around $300, and I'm wondering if it's worth the upgrade. I've looked extensively ant the Puget Systems pages for comparisons, and the i9 9900k looks to be maybe 20% faster at most...but the newer CPU's from Intel and AMD seems to perform a LOT better than the 900 series from Intel.

« Last Edit: February 27, 2022, 11:01:17 PM by Super_Saffer »


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Re: Hardware: i9 9900k vs i7 9700k
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2022, 12:03:21 AM »
9900k is the same chip as 9700k, but with HyperThreading(gives you ~ +28-30%).
New INTEL or AMD is better choice if money is not problem.