- Apr 9, 2016
So much this. In most SFF cases, you will not be able to hit those 4.7ghz MCE speeds that are being used as the basis of 9900k performance in all of these reviews.
Now you are looking at 4.3-4.4 ghz speeds on the 9900k while the 3700c will still be able to hit those all core freqs of 4.2 ghz. At those speeds, the 3700x may very well match the 9900k in gaming while widening the gap for productivity.
Sounds like someone needs to see how well the 3700x does under the l9 noctua.
Just looking over everything and many of the great points brought up here--the 3700x seems to be a home run. I was more than happy with a 2600 in my SFF box. Really tempted to chuck a 3700x on to the Asrock B450 itx I already own to see how it fares.