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Best Gpu For 8700K (Expert Advice)

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    Updated on January 2, 2023
    John Chad, Bachelor Computer Science Degree & Computer Engineering.
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    John Chad, Bachelor Degree in Computer Science & Computer Engineering.
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    John is a certified IT & Computer Engineer with a Bachelors Degree. He has worked for a International Insurance Company in the IT department before deciding to become a full time blogger to help his readers. Holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.
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    1What GPU should you pair with an i7 8700K?

    Is an Intel i7 8700k still a good CPU for gaming? Yes. It is an absolute best. It should be paired with a 2070 Super, 5700XT, 2080, or 2080 ti.

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    2Is a i7 8700K OK for a RTX 3080?

    In short, no, you will not bottleneck your RTX 3080 by using an I7 8700 cpu in your machine, but you will play most games fine.

    3Is i7 8700K enough for 3070?

    Will a 3070 run well with an i7 8700? Yes, the 3070 should pair well with the i7 8700. Is an Intel i7 8700k still a good CPU for gaming? Yes.

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    4Is the 8700K still a good CPU?

    The 8700K by itself is a very strong CPU, particularly at your resolution and refresh rate. Also what is the context of the 10-15 fps? The change from 30 to 45 fps is a 50% increase in results, but it is only around 6%.

    5How much RAM can a i7-8700K support?

    128 GiB

    6Will an 8700k bottleneck a 3070?

    There is no such general bottleneck. Check your games. Turn off the cap or V-Sync, and AA. Then check if your gpu-usage is below 90 %.

    7Is i7 8700k still good 2022?

    Yes, it’s stll decent in 202-If you want to play AAA games on 1080p, it will most likely give you 60 fps on high settings. It’s an overclockable processor, as for your processor. If you need an extra boost, you should do it, but a Z series motherboard is a must for overclocking.

    8Will an i7 8700K bottleneck a RTX 3080 TI?

    My 8700K 5GHz runs fine with the 3080. The bottleneck at 1440p is extremely small and only present in certain recent AAA games. If you want to wait a gen or two more before upgrading it, it’s completely fine.

    9Is i7 8700K good for 3060Ti?

    The i7 8700 is fine for gaming with a 3060Ti.

    10Will a 3060 bottleneck a i7 8700K?

    The RTX 3060’s 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and will not cause bottlenecks.

    11How long will i7 8700K last?

    A Ryzen 2700x would be a better choice considering that you are streaming and multitasking, but if you have your reasons for going intel, an i7 8700k is still the best of the line and will likely last 3 to 4 years, you may be able to get more out of it with good overclocks.

    12How powerful is the i7 8700K?

    The Core i7-8700K’s top Turbo Boost speed (4.7GHz) is 200MHz faster than the Core i7-7700K’s 4.5GHz ceiling. However, the new chip’s base clock, which is 300MHz slower than the older CPU’s 4GHz base clock.

    We’ll have to wait for benchmarks to see how it compares to results, but we’ll say here that the lower base clock didn’t seem to have any negative results other than, perhaps, a little more variation, run-to-run, in our benchmark tests than previous chips.

    Other features with these latest chips include more total cache and a jump in officially supported RAM speeds (to 2,666MHz with the Core i5 and i7 chips). Intel has long been conservative with its rated RAM support, but note that this is not the first time.

    13Why is the 8700K so good?

    With 6-cores, 12-threads, and faster core clocks than any of the AMD Ryzen chips, the Intel Core i7-8700K is easily the best processor in the Coffee Lake series.

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