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2017 Core i7-7700 vs. 2020 Core i3-10100

trs96

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What's the difference between these two CPUs other than the name/number and box they ship in ?

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You can see not much difference at all in the specs. They are going to perform nearly identically inside a PC with a similar motherboard and the same amount of DDR4 ram. The UHD 730 graphics is a typo. They are UHD 630.

The main difference is that the older i7 costs between 300 to 389 USD new on Amazon and the new i3-10100 costs just $122 ! Helps keep the cost of your new build down because the costs of cases, motherboards and power supplies have all gone up a lot the past 4 months.

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pastrychef

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Last generation, it took an i5 to match the 7700.
 

UtterDisbelief

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I've always liked the i3 range. Shame the motherboards are so expensive.
 
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