[SOLVED] Core i7-7740X vs Core i7-7700K in gaming

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I don´t know wich one is better for gaming since one is 75€ cheaper (In my country atleast) and I don´t see any diferences.
I´m still new to this stuff
 

Barty1884

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The 7740X has a higher cost of entry (initial cost, cost of motherboard) vs the 7700K and all you net from it is a very, very slight bump in all-cores boost out of the box.

If you're investing in an older platform, between the two the 7700K is the "better" value.... although would have to be substantially cheaper to justify vs an 8700K + Z370/Z390 motherboard..

If by chance the 7740X is the cheaper of the two, it might be worth considering - simply because the 7700K is the best you can do on the Z270 boards. A 7740X could be upgraded to higher core count chips....
 
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The 7740X has a higher cost of entry (initial cost, cost of motherboard) vs the 7700K and all you net from it is a very, very slight bump in all-cores boost out of the box.

If you're investing in an older platform, between the two the 7700K is the "better" value.... although would have to be substantially cheaper to justify vs an 8700K + Z370/Z390 motherboard..

If by chance the 7740X is the cheaper of the two, it might be worth considering - simply because the 7700K is the best you can do on the Z270 boards. A 7740X could be upgraded to higher core count chips....
Currently I have an Intel Core i5-6400 and h1100m-k motherboard would i have to change it?
 
The 7740X was basically the 7700K with a 100 MHz higher turbo clock of 4.6 GHz (there had to be some improvement forced into it) and it was shoe-horned/thrown/adapted onto socket 2066; most considered the offering just short of pointless in light of the generally much more expensive socket 2066 mainboards, and many of the 2066's features were disabled or not applicable when using the adapted Kaby Lake cpu......

The 7740X was dropped from production relatively quickly. (Performance is not bad in pure gaming without streaming, minutely exceeding that of the 7700K, but, 4 core CPUs are already beyond 'fading fast' in being chosen in gaming rigs, having been thoroughly replaced by 6 core offerings....

In short, unless it's some ~$300 combo deal for MB and CPU, I'd pass on it.....the 9600K would be faster, and, obviously the 9700K is almost the 'must have' lately for gamers...
 
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Mar 24, 2019
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The 7740X was basically the 7700K with a 100 MHz higher turbo clock of 4.6 GHz (there had to be some improvement forced into it) and it was shoe-horned/thrown/adapted onto socket 2066; most considered the offering just short of pointless in light of the generally much more expensive socket 2066 mainboards, and many of the 2066's features were disabled or not applicable when using the adapted Kaby Lake cpu......

The 7740X was dropped from production relatively quickly. (Performance is not bad in pure gaming without streaming, minutely exceeding that of the 7700K, but, 4 core CPUs are already beyond 'fading fast' in being chosen in gaming rigs, having been thoroughly replaced by 6 core offerings....

In short, unless it's some ~$300 combo deal for MB and CPU, I'd pass on it.....the 9600K would be faster, and, obviously the 9700K is almost the 'must have' lately for gamers...
Thank you very much for the detailed explanation.
 

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