Pay less, get More. ⚡Intel i7-8700 and i7-9700K Processor Compared ☑️
Who doesn't like getting something for less money? Did you know that in some cases, Intel's i7-8700 is actually a better choice over the newer, more expensive i7-9700K? Crazy, I know, as you'd think that newer model numbers would always be better, but in this case, maybe the previous generation is enough.
At many customer’s requests, we often swap out the i7-9700K for the i7-8700. Why is this?
The short of it is :
- The 8700 has hyperthreading, while the 9700K doesn't. Hyperthreading is important as it allows a single physical core to function as if it were two virtual cores. The 9700K has 8 cores, but with no hyperthreading it only has 8 threads... by comparison, the 8700 may only have 6 physical cores, but WITH hyperthreading, it has an advantage with 12 threads.
- The 8700 comes with an excellent Intel cooler that will probably last you a lifetime, while the 9700K doesn't.
- The final kicker is that, with all the added value and performance, the 8700 still shaves a whopping $150 off the cost of your new PC.
So, there you have it. While higher model numbers almost always come with a higher price, you can't automatically assume that the higher model number also indicates better value for your money.