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Overall Review: Have not had any issues with this cpu. Paired it with an asus z590 plus mbd, rtx 3060 ti, 32gb ddr4 3600 c16, 1tb ssd and a 2tb hdd with 16g optane module.
Pros: - support for pcie 4.0 standard that the NVIDIA 30 series video cards use
- works with socket 115X series air coolers
- windows 11 compatible
Cons: - none at this time
Overall Review: - its a great processor to handle gaming and streaming / gameplay recording.
Pros: Very Fast
Overall Review: My original PC specs were. i5 6600k, Asus 170 Prime motherboard, Asus ROG Strix 1080 GPU, and 32 GB of 2400 RAM. I bought the Asus 590 Prime motherboard and this i7 11700k CPU. The i5 must have been bottlenecking my 1080, because once I started using this CPU my FPS skyrocketed. I use a Reverb G2 and with the old setup I had to bring the resolution down to 52%. With the new CPU I can use it at 80%. Does not sound like a lot, but trust me it is a huge difference in clarity in a VR headset.
Pros: - 5.0 GHz all-core OC stable for months
- Terrific benchmarks: Rivals my Ryzen 5 5600X
- Excellent for gaming: Been using with a RTX 2060 SUPER
Cons: - Power hungry
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend the 11600K. Check out the attached screenshots for details on temperatures, power, clocks and benchmarks. I'm using the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280mm AIO to cool it - works really well. Using average 3,600 XMP DDR4 memory (4x8 GB) and a 650W power supply with the ASRock Z590M Phantom Gaming 4 mobo.
Pros: - Lightning fast power delivery on the fly, out of box.
- 5.1GHz 6 core 5.3GHz 2 core stable turbo boost with Intel ABT
- Integrated GPU allows for temporary use without a dGPU, the iGPU is fairly capable for moderate gaming and media.
Cons: - Get a BIG cooler. You will need it for this puppy. She cranks out some thermals!
Overall Review: - I absolutely recommend this as a CPU upgrade for anyone running an older 10th gen CPU and is looking to peak out their performance.
Pros: - great for the money
Cons: - runs hot
- higher power consumption
Overall Review: Great cpu for the money! Overclocks easily, though heat is a major issue. My Antec Kühler H2O 920 was great on previous cpu, though on XMP overclocks can't keep up with this one. Have to run stock until I can upgrade the cooler and/or thermal paste (using arctic silver 5).
Pros: Perfect CPU for upgrading to 11th Gen
Overall Review: Great performance w.r.t price
Pros: The good thing about the 11 700k is that it is basically an 11900k with a slightly higher base clock and a slightly slower turbo clock. Now for these reasons I'm going to call Intel out on this B-S in the cons section.
Cons: The con is that if you bought an 11900k you've literally gotten ripped off $200 for nothing just buy the 11700k and you have an 11900k.
Overall Review: My overall review is that this is an excellent CPU it has eight cores 16 threads it will Turbo up to 5 GHz which is more than fast enough especially with 8 cores. I have not seen it do any blender tests but I'm guessing that it would do just fine. If all you care about is core count then I would definitely recommend getting a 10900k or a 12900k. In any instance though I would definitely never recommend getting the 11900k it is literally just a symbol of status and if you actually want gaming performance and to be able to save a few bucks get the 11700k.