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Intel i7 8700k $299.99 Micro Center in-store only

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Intel i7 8700k for what appears to be a good deal! Wait for Ryzen 2700x or pull the trigger?

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wait for new ryzen more cores more threads $ to performance
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wait for new ryzen more cores more threads $ to performance
depends on where you need the performance. for high end users yes ryzen is definitely better. but for your average couch potatoe pc user the coffee lake cpu is going to be considerably faster in day to day activities.
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yeah I'm on the fence still. I don't game, so most say get ryzen (since I may eventually do 4k video editing). But I don't trust AMD as a brand as much and for just casual use of programs and internet browsing, intel is faster. Also, more threads does NOT guarantee it's faster than intel even on a lot of editing or other areas because it's program-specific as to whether or not the threads are utilized in a good way.

Also, ps if getting ryzen, I'd be tempted to get last year's because leaks benchmarks seem to show the new ones only being around 10% faster at anything. Why pay $300 for a 2700 instead of $220 (recent deal price) on a 1700?
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If you take userbenchmark results seriously, I don't see how anyone claims ryzen is a better value than intel. The 1700 and 2700 are each showing lower benchmarks than the standard 8700. the 2700x so far looks only about even with the standard 8700, but costs on the level of the 8700k.I don't know why I was even considering a 1700, as it's showing the same workstation bench as the standard 8700 and way below in the other areas.
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I have this CPU and a Ryzen 1700X, neither are overclocked, same memory. The 1700X still beats it for 3D rendering, they're on par for video rendering (except Final Cut) and the 8700K beats the 1700X for most other operations but not by much - I don't do any gaming so I don't know which is better for that. If you do any rendering work, the 1700X is still a better value.
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I have this CPU and a Ryzen 1700X, neither are overclocked, same memory. The 1700X still beats it for 3D rendering, they're on par for video rendering (except Final Cut) and the 8700K beats the 1700X for most other operations but not by much - I don't do any gaming so I don't know which is better for that. If you do any rendering work, the 1700X is still a better value.
Intel is always better for gaming, 8700k is amazing for streaming while gaming. Take my word for it. You'll regret buying an AMD product over its Intel equal.
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Although I think lots of threads are great, having 12 threads is plenty for 99% of people's use, including video/photo editing. Even the 6 core i5 (8th) is performing. There are small gains for some specific rendering times, but I'd guess it's only marginal. I'd say for today's applications/games, the Intel is still a more solid choice, assuming the pricing is fairly close. And there are reports of people's apps not as supported on Ryzen, specifically Adobe products. Do a google search for "Ryzen Adobe" and you'll find lots of topics about it. All solvable when the application makers fix it.

If are compare sale pricing, Intel/Ryzen are not that far off in pricing. However, I'd give AMD points because their processors last much longer on their socket/motherboards.
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