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April 13, 2020 at 10:31:11
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In another thread, hidde663 said:

> Do note that the K series does not come with a cooler
> in the box & they use more power.

The "K" CPUs only use more power if they are overclocked,
don't they? I was on the verge of getting one a few years
ago and not overclocking it. I might yet do that.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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April 13, 2020 at 11:51:35



K series intel chips run at higher voltages and higher clocks, same with AMD X series chips
AMD however does ship its processors with coolers, X series come with a bigger one.

oh and F series intel chips do not have integrated graphics ;)

overclocked they can pull waaaay more, my 6600k can pull 146@4.8GHz@1.456v (but since i mostly play games normally between 50 & 75 watt)
the 9700k will probably pull upwards of 200watt@5GHz and 1.35v or so. (also between 50& 110 in games.)

i do not have a 9700k so take the last one with a grain of salt, altho it does have double the cores ;)


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April 13, 2020 at 15:33:16
The "K" CPU I was looking at five years ago was about $250, IIRC.
I was tryng to choose between a slightly faster 95 W CPU and slightly
slower 65 W CPU, the exact wattages as the two you linked. I don't
remember if they included a cooler, but I had to get one for my
previous computer because I couldn't get the #%&*!$#* prongs on
the %$*!#^#* Intel cooler into the holes in the ASUS motherboard.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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April 13, 2020 at 21:04:58
I run this one on my Devil's Canyon K series i5 with mild OC runs usually 20-30C's peak in the mid 50C's
It screws to backing plate so no thumb killer buttons to try getting in without breaking MB, If the case does not have cut out behind CPU you have to mount before putting MB into case.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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April 16, 2020 at 11:21:36
Meaning of the different letters among intel's processors:

U = Ultra-low-power consumption(Laptop only designation)
Y = Most power efficient but performs less than 'U' tagged processors.
T = better performance level than 'U' and power-optimized
K = CPU clock is unlocked, thus, overclocking is possible but with more power demand and heat generation
H = Powerful graphics technology is integrated
G = Come with a small dedicated GPU unit. Performance is better than 'H'
F = No integrated graphics(commonly found with i9 series).
Q = Quad-core

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