The Intel Core i7-10700KF Desktop Processor was designed for gaming, and you can get one for $264.63 shipped, today only, originally $361. Using Intel’s Hyper-Threading, the core-count is effectively doubled to 16 threads, complete with 16MB of L3 cache, while operating at 3.8 GHz by default, but can boost up to 5.1 GHz, depending on the workload. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.
- 8 Cores / 16 Threads
- Socket Type LGA 1200
- Up to 5.1 GHz Unlocked
- Compatible with Intel 400 series chipset based motherboards
- Intel turbo boost max technology 3.0 support
The processor supports DDR4 memory with adual-channel interface, and the highest officially supported memory speed is 2933 MHz, but with overclocking (and the right memory modules) you can go even higher. A PCI-Express Gen 3 connection is used to communicate with other components and hardware virtualization is available, which greatly improves virtual machine performance. Plus, IOMMU virtualization (PCI passthrough) is supported, so that guest virtual machines can directly use host hardware.