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Expensive Downgrade: NOT for Video Editing in Premiere Pro
Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2020
I cannot speak for gaming with the KF, but I can say that I am very disappointed with it for Adobe Premiere Pro. I have been using the i5-9600K for a while, and I was ready to upgrade. I knew that the i7-9700KF does not have integrated graphics, but I did not realize how much of an impact that would have on premiere pro, because I use a GTX 970 video card. After running a series of tests, my result is a 25% DROP in performance from the 9600K. It appears that Premiere Pro is now able to use BOTH the integrated GPU on the 9600K and the GTX 970. I rendered a video with my 9600K in 7:48. After "upgrading" to the 9700KF, the same video now takes 9:46!!!! If i were a gamer, perhaps this wouldn't be an issue. However, I will be sending this 9700KF back immediately, and will be purchasing either the 9700K or 9900K instead. Again, DO NOT buy a KF version of these chips if you are using Premiere Pro or other editing software which can use multiple GPUs.