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Old 26-02-17, 01:03 PM
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Intel i7 7700K CPUs are starting to be sold at £330 in the UK

Intel i7 7700K CPUs are starting to be sold at £330 in the UK, which is a £20 decrease over the CPU's original MSRP of £350 when it launched in January.



Read more on recent i7 7700K price fluctuations.

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Old 26-02-17, 01:43 PM
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So it's £10 more than the 1700 which has double the core and thread count.

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Old 26-02-17, 01:45 PM
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So the 6950X went from being a ridiculously expensive CPU to... a... ridiculously expensive CPU???
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Can't say nobody didn't expect some form of price reduction given Ryzens pricing and hype.

I implore everyone to go AMD!! xD
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Old 26-02-17, 06:28 PM
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they need to reduce a lot more to compete tbh
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Old 27-02-17, 05:33 AM
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I will wait the benchmarks. Double the cores means so little nowadays.
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Old 27-02-17, 05:53 AM
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I will wait the benchmarks. Double the cores means so little nowadays.
Not entirely.
Dual core to quad core is a huge difference in performance. It's noticeable in everything you do, how much smoother and responsive the OS becomes, how multitasking and alt tabbing doesn't slow you down when doing multiple things. It's a big deal. Especially for mobile where for example Dual Core Intel CPUs are trash and the quad cores are semi decent. It's a noticeable difference (this is also from experience). Sure the benefit for desktops is less compared to mobile, but if you actually plan on using those extra cores it is definitely a big jump in performance. Games is iffy as it depends, but most people use it for things outside of gaming. That's why at the prices Ryzen is at compared to this 7700k, it's a very big deal.
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So it's £10 more than the 1700 which has double the core and thread count.

/slow clap.
Maybe the 'real' price cuts will start once the 1400X Ryzen is launched, 4c8t for £200 should sort the 7700k price out fairly quickly.
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Maybe the 'real' price cuts will start once the 1400X Ryzen is launched, 4c8t for £200 should sort the 7700k price out fairly quickly.
That will depend on how well it performs compared to the 77.
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