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Intel Core i7-11700KF

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At $365 USD this might be a solid buy pending the reviews.

Intel Core i7-11700F $365.49
Hard to call that a good deal when AMD's 3700x si currently $308 on amazon, and intel's own 10700 lineup is under $300.

An 8 core CPU really shouldnt go for over $300 anymore. That goes for the 5800x too, the entire ryzen 5000 series is overpriced.
 
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I just picked up two comet lake CPUs and Z490 boards for a steal.

11th gen is pointless because any gains are being held back by the 14nm+++ limitations.

You only buy rocket lake if you can't find comet lake or Zen3 for a decent price. Throw the teething troubles/BIOS issues into the mix and it looks like a terrible option to go 11th gen at the moment.
 
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Intel should start being 'honest" about their CPU power enveloppe. It's almost twice as much as a AMD cpu by now in heavy workloads.
 
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This is probably a sort of generic question, but what is the ambient temperature during temperature measurements in TPU reviews, and at what speed is the CPU heat sink fan spinning? (Max/Auto/Custom curve/etc). Also, is the reported CPU temperature Core, Package, or something else?

I am getting sort of high CPU Package temperatures (81-82 °C) during a Blender rendering with my i7-11700K using a Noctua D15S and raised power limits, but since my ambient temperature is in the order of 29-30 °C and I use a custom fan curve which starts silent and goes at full speed at about 82 °C, I'm not sure if I should be happy with my results, or if they are proportionally worse than those of the 11700KF review.

 
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