Question Do “better” CPUs run much hotter than less powerful ones?

sloan1209

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I currently have an i5 6600k cpu with a Cooler master hyper 212 evo heat sink. I am considering upgrading to an i7 9700k cpu. I get that when over clocking a lot I would want to consider something better probably, but by default, will it be much hotter than the previous one?
 

Ketchup79

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The 9700k runs 8 cores at 4.9 GHz. The 6600 only runs 4 cores at 3.3 Ghz. Even with the more modern process of the 4.9 and the equal "numbers", the 9700k will most definitely run hotter under load.
 

Karadjgne

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The 6600k uses @ 75w at stock. The 9700k uses @ 200w at stock.

Guaranteed the 9700k runs hotter.

The CM hyper212 evo is a 140w cooler. So it'll not handle anything more complicated than websurfing or that 9700k will thermal choke and end up shutting down. You should be looking at 250w+ range coolers such as most 240mm aios or larger, or the big air coolers such as NH-D15/S, beQuiet Dark Rock Pro 4, Cryorig R1 etc if you want to keep gaming temps under 70°C
 

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