Viewing a single comment thread. View all comments

Illum503 t1_ixhv15t wrote

>The k variant is just unlocked version of the normal variant, the cpu are as similar they can be.

Not true, the K version has higher stock clock speeds and TDP even if you don't overclock


RandomUsername12123 t1_ixjifaf wrote

That performance is the maximum you can achieve.

The 7700 has a 65w TDP and the 7700K has a 95W TDP


Illum503 t1_ixk6w5b wrote

The maximum clock frequencies just refer to the turbo frequencies, which is a stock feature, nothing to do with overclocking. There is no fixed "maximum" clock speed for overclocking. 7700Ks have been overclocked higher than 7 Ghz. But they don't need to be overclocked to be faster than the non-K version. The stock speed of the 7700 is 3.6 Ghz without turbo, 4.2 Ghz with turbo. The stock speed of the 7700K is 4.2 Ghz without turbo, 4.5 Ghz with turbo.