I am a streamer and I am putting a rig together just for streaming. I can't get my hands on the 8700k yet, and I NEED a rig next week. I was thinking between the i9 7900x, or the ryzen 7 1700. Which one should I take? My budget is 3.5k.
I understand you are looking for a CPU you can use for streaming.
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Generally speaking, for streaming content the CPU is an important component and due to the multi-tasking nature of it, the more cores available the better results we should be seeing. The Intel® Core™ i9-7900X has a total of 10 cores with HT, while the Intel® Core™ i7-8700K has 6 cores with HT. Keep in mind that other components can also make significant difference in streaming, including Video card(s) and networking capability.
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