8700k or 9700k for vr?

Chloe Cartwright asked a question: 8700k or 9700k for vr?
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Date created: Sun, Jul 25, 2021 1:14 PM
Date updated: Mon, Jan 3, 2022 10:19 PM



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🔬 Can i7 8700k do vr?

So today I'm upgrading my CPU to an i7-8700k, and I was wondering if it will have enough power to stream at 720p 30fps without causing significant frame drops in the …

🔬 Is the intel core i7-9700k good for vr?

  • Specifications-wise, the Intel Core i7-9700K sports 8 cores, 8 threads, a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz, a boost clock speed of 4.9 GHz, and a 95 W TDP. As is tradition with Intel CPUs, the Intel Core i7-9700K performs well when it comes to running games, which carries over to VR well.

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A 1080 ti paired with a 8700k (or even dropping down to a 7700k) will keep you going for some time with VR and give you a noticeable hike in performance over what you have now. . My 6600k , 4 core @4.7Ghz is rarely got bottleneck with 1080 level GPU. There is 8600k with 6 core, I think that would be more than enough.

The price increase of the 9700K over the 8700K also feels off-putting, and so the gains the 9700K makes in gaming are lost when considering the price increase. At the same price, it’d be more tenable, but an increase to $400 to $430 is unpalatable in the face of Intel’s similarly performing i7-8700K at cheaper prices.

I'm having a tough time deciding between the 8700k and 9700k when building a system for VR. I know it's bound to have minimal difference and GPU is far more important but it's still running my head through a loop. My thought process is the 8700k would be more practical considering it has 6...

I am a bit confused in my country the i7 8700k is 480 euro And the I7 9700k is 400 euro. Would you recommend to go with the 8700k or the 9700k for Vr ? I got a i5-8400 2,8 GHz 16gb RAM GeForce gtx 1070

As you know, the 8700K is a 6 cores / 12 thread chip (hyper-threading enabled) and the 9700K is the new chip 8 cores / 8 threads (no hyper-threading). As it stands, (i could be wrong) the 9700K would be the better chip for DCS. It has better single core performance albeit, not by much. It also runs cooler due to the use of solder, not paste.

I am building a desktop for gaming, VR, coding, and game development, and was wondering if I should get the i7-8700k or i7-9700k. Both are within my budget, but the i9-9900k might be a stretch (its price is currently inflated by around $200-$250, but if it comes down soon I will likely get that).

The 9700K has stock base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.6 GHz and a single core boost of 4.9 GHz (compared to 3.6, 4.7 and 5.0 GHz for the flagship 9900K). This translates to almost identical single, quad and octa core performance between the 9900K and 9700K.

Very little gain for vr in general, BUT much better if the wireless adapter is a consideration. From what I have read what helps wireless are more cores. The i9 9900k has 6 cores, the same as the i7 8700k. But, the i7 9700k has 8 cores.

The Intel Core i7-9700K is also rated with a base clock of 3.6GHz and can boost one its processor cores all the way to 4.9GHz. Comparatively, the Intel Core i7-8700K starts at a tick higher 3.7GHz ...

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