Intel Core i7-10700 Review - Way to Overclock without the K 83

Intel Core i7-10700 Review - Way to Overclock without the K

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A Closer Look


Our Core i7-10700 sample came in a tray-only package. The retail packaging includes a heatsink, which will help keep overall system cost down.

Processor front view
Processor back view

The Core i7-10700 looks like any LGA1xxx processor released by Intel in the past decade. The processor is only compatible with socket LGA1200 motherboards because the position of the round notches has been changed. It will not work with an older motherboard.

Processor installed in motherboard

Luckily, socket LGA1200 retains cooler compatibility with all older LGA115x-series sockets. This means you're going to be spoiled for choice when picking a cooler to go with this processor.
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