What are the best budget i7 processors?

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    #1Intel i7-6700K

    Intel i7-6700K
    The Intel i7-6700K is a high-end 14nm Skylake based 4 GHz quad-core CPU. It is an unlocked processor that supports DDR4 and DDR3L and a display resolution up to 4096x2304.
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    Sean Vasquez
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This is the best priced i7 I have seen to date. Built in graphics with a ton of processor power all for little to nothing. Amazing bargain to say the least."
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    #2Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K

    Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K

    The Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K features socket LGA 1151, Intel 200/1001 series chipset, Intel HD Graphics 630, Intel Turbo Boost technology 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology.

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    Harini Pawar
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "The Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K features socket LGA 1151, Intel 200/1001 series chipset, Intel HD Graphics 630, Intel Turbo Boost technology 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. It is the best you can find in its price range."
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    #3Intel i7-5820K

    Intel i7-5820K

    The Intel i7-5820K is a high-end 22nm Haswell-E based 3.6 GHz 6-core CPU. This processor features 15Mb of smart cache and up to 68Gb/s maximum memory bandwidth. Also, it' features 65 cores with 12 threads and supports the latest VR gaming headsets.

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    Terry Pierce
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "If you're looking for a cheap processor, and already have an Intel motherboard, this isn't the worst option. Inexpensive, reasonable for the price, and it will let you keep gaming new releases. But you get what you pay for, definitely. My next upgrade will be something better, that's for sure."
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    #4Intel i7-4790K

    Intel i7-4790K
    The Intel i7-4790k is a high-end 22nm Haswell 4.1 GHz quad-core CPU. It's compatible with the z97 boards and it's not compatible with Z87 Intel Motherboards. It fits with the LGA 1150 socket for motherboards that feature it.
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    Jeremy Stone
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "It looks like the price for this is not as high as some other processors."
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    #5Intel Core i7-7820X Processor

    Intel Core i7-7820X Processor

    The Intel Core i7-7820X Processor Extreme Edition features an LGA 2066 socket, 8 cores, and 16 threads, Intel Turbo boosts max technology 3.0 and Intel Optane memory ready and support for Intel Optane SDD.

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    Megan Nguyen
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "This CPU is great and has fulfilled all my business needs, especially since I use this machine for photo editing with PhotoMechanic and Adobe Photoshop Cloud 2017. It has the capacity to handle any software and application without a problem. It's by far the best combination in terms of single, dual and multicore threaded applications."
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    #6Intel Core i7 6700K

    Intel Core i7 6700K

    The Intel i7-6700k is a powerful processor that lets your computer go faster and be more productive. Among other things, this small chip allows you to have a display resolution up to 4096x2304.



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    Amy Ferguson
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "This has worked very well for me. It is a little more expensive than "budget," but it will not disappoint."
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    #7Intel i7-8700

    Intel i7-8700

    The Intel Core i7-8700 Processor is one of the most powerful Intel processors for gaming. It is only compatible with motherboards based on the Intel 300 series and features 6 cores and 12 threads and speeds up to 4.60Ghz at the turbo maximum frequency. 

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    Andy Wang
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "This is a good, and very current i7 processor. However, I wouldn't call this a budget i7. There are older and still very capable ones that would cost a fair bit less. This is not my first choice for what I expect to see in the results for my search."

Summary

Best What are the best budget i7 processors
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Intel i7-6700KElectronics 1 Paid
2Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700KElectronics 1 Paid
3Intel i7-5820KElectronics 0 Paid
4Intel i7-4790KElectronics 0 Paid
5Intel Core i7-7820X ProcessorElectronics 0 Paid
6Intel Core i7 6700KElectronics 0 Paid
7Intel i7-8700Electronics -1 Paid
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