Question I'm torn i9 10850k or i7 11700k

magicammo

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Hello everyone so I've been having such a wonderful time with upgrading this past month. Of course I'm being sarcastic I started trying to upgrade to Ryzen 5000 series and that blew up in my face with a dead 5800x. Luckily I was still within the return window. Unlucky I was stuck with the board. I refuse to even try again so I want to go back to Intel.

Today I found someone to trade the motherboard with for the Intel equivalent! Lucky me so now all I need is a CPU. My question is in the title. Should I go with the 10850k it 11700k? I'm not going to wait for the next gen because I'm not going to pay the early adopter fee did you see the price of the ddr5? Yea no thanks.

All I do is game on my system every once In a while I get the itch to try streaming out then decide to quit after a month. It's an endless cycle haha. Also I do the same with Photoshop . Primarily gaming tho

I see that the 10850k has 2 more cores and 4 more threads than the 11700k. Should I go with the 10th gen just because of that factor? I'm torn and could use a bit of guidance I haven't really tried to upgrade my main rig since moving from devil's canyon to Skylake. My specs are below. Oh and one other question would have to do a clean install of windows? I didn't do it when I moved from my z170 board to my z270 but this is like 6 years of gap in hardware lol

Mobo: z590 aorus ultra.
Ram 32gb 3200mhz cl16.
Corsair 240mm aio.
850w Nzxt PSU.
480gb Corsair ssd.
1tb crucial ssd.
1tb Samsung m.2 ssd.
I also have 2 500gb nvme drive I might want to add
 

Aeacus

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Between the two, and since you mostly game, 11700K is better option. Sure, 10850K has 2 more cores and 4 extra threads, but you don't do any 3D rendering or similar, where high core/thread amount is required. Also, 11700K is overall faster/better than 10850K, despite having less cores/threads.

Few comparisons:
link 1: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i9-10850K-vs-Intel-Core-i7-11700K/m1255865vs4107
link 2: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i9-10850K-vs-Intel-i7-11700K/3824vs3896

Oh and one other question would have to do a clean install of windows?
Yes, it is highly advisable.
 

boju

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You also lose out on pcie4 gpu/ m2 with 10th gen, not sure if that would bother you or not, depending what those other two m2 drives you have there.

I agree with Aeacus.

Even if do stuff 10850k would excel at, 11700k wouldn't be all that far behind and since gaming is a priority, 11700k is quicker.

Couldn't go wrong with either really, it's nit picking.
 

magicammo

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Between the two, and since you mostly game, 11700K is better option. Sure, 10850K has 2 more cores and 4 extra threads, but you don't do any 3D rendering or similar, where high core/thread amount is required. Also, 11700K is overall faster/better than 10850K, despite having less cores/threads.

Few comparisons:
link 1: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i9-10850K-vs-Intel-Core-i7-11700K/m1255865vs4107
link 2: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i9-10850K-vs-Intel-i7-11700K/3824vs3896



Yes, it is highly advisable.
You have helped me in the past and I believe it was when I was building my first PC back with devil's canyon. Your advice is golden to me haha I'll go with the 11700k
 
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