We did a revisit article on the 8700K a couple of years ago:
It's time we revisited the good old Core i7-8700K, an Intel CPU we're rather fond of after it remained at the top of the game for quite...
You can see that it's still a pretty potent CPU. Take Shadow of the Tomb Raider, as an example:
Looks pretty good, yes? Now do bear in mind, those tests were run with a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. When we reviewed the Ryzen 5 5600X
, the same game was used, but this time with an RTX 3090:
Now the 8700K was used in that review, but the Core i7-10700K was used in both articles. Notice how the 5600X is just as good as that CPU, but the 8700K was notably further behind? Now the GPU does have some impact here but the same GPU was used in the productivity tests:
So 1349 seconds for the 8700K and 1122 seconds for the 5600X. Doesn't sound particularly impressive but the 5600X has the same core/thread count as the 8700K and has a lower boost clock speed.
Given that AM5 platforms are mucho expensive at the moment, due to motherboard and DDR5 prices being sky-high, an AM4 platform would do very nicely. Paired with a 5800X3D and it would be very, very nice.