i7-7700k vs i7-8700k w/ GTX-1070

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So the title says it. I really can't decide which is more stable and more reliable for a long run.
I'd like to avoid Bottlenecking and excessive workload put on both CPU and GPU and kinda even it out between them.
I've watched a ton of benchmarks on different sites and on Youtube, but the data in them always different and varies very highly.
Would be appreciated for a quick and full answer.
I'll provide any additional info if needed.

 
If you already had a 7700K, I'd personally not upgrade it yet....(rings true, since I have a 7700K, and it still performs as good as did one day prior to the 8700K's release...)

If buying new, I'd go for the 8700K just to have the probable extra 3-4 years of (possible) 2 more cores' worth of potential 'futureproofing'....
 

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I don't have 7700k, I am trying to upgrade from i7-4770. I am leaning towards I7-7700k because of all the talks about "i7-8700k would bottleneck your 1070, go for i7-7700k, etc.", but I noticed a difference in FPS in games between 7700k and 8700k so I am really confused rn.
 
i7-8700k obviously is better. There's no doubt about it.
You're comparing
4core/8thread 3.6Ghz base/4.2Ghz boost to
6core/12thread 3.7Ghz base/4.7Ghz boost config.

Even more - upgrade from i7-4770 to i7-7700k is not really worth to consider. Performance improvement is not that significant.
 

BendyS

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And what about bottlenecking or overloading the GPU, that's the things I want to consider when buying it.

 

Ziga Stupar

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BendyS you will always bottleneck somewere you just need too chose where GPU is easiest and best choice becouse its lot easier to replace GPU than CPU.
I know its not an option what about Ryzen 2700X it should be quite good in long run ?
 

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I usually don't consider AMD processors but for now, I've only got those processors in option available so I need to stay in range of those two.
 

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I usually don't consider AMD processors but for now, I've only got those processors in option available so I need to stay in range of those two.
 

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what range Price or Performance?. Tell us what will you use PC
 
For one, get a 1070ti it's like $20 more. Second, you aren't going to bottleneck any of them at 1080p. Having a better processor doesn't hurt your GPU. There's not a single instance where a 7700K is better than a 8700K.
 


If the CPU is not a bottleneck, then the GPU is, no avoiding it....

Just because a GPU is not maxed out by a given processor is no reason to choose a weaker one. At least with the 8700K, you can choose another GPU in 2 years, and be 'right there' performance-wise...
 

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Currently, I use I7-4770 3.4 GHz w/ 16 Gigs of RAM and GTX-1070.
 

BendyS

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Ok, so I'll probably have to buy a new GPU soon and this is very handy because Nvidia (by the rumors) gonna release new series of GTX Graphics Card.
We'll see how I7-8700k goes, if it's gonna suck I still can exchange it to I7-7700k.

So big thanks to everybody, the question is closed.:love:

 

norcalsc

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You honestly should wait to upgrade, you won't see any real benefits to going with 7700k or 8700k. Your current cpu is a good match with the 1070 and any cpu upgrade you go with will not provide any appreciable difference. I would personally wait till the next gen cpu's and gpu's come out, save your money until then right now your system is excellent for current AAA games @1080p. Good luck
 

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I still have some time to decide to buy or not but thanks anyways for advice.))
 

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