Who would have thought that after 7 years since being launched and reviewed here, that the Intel Core i7-2600K would still be relevant? Last year we showed how the 2600K stacked up against the Kaby Lake 7700K, and honestly, the then 6 year old CPU held its own pretty darn well. But where the 2600K truly showed its aging chops was in our review entitled, The Definitive AMD Ryzen 7 Real-World Gaming Guide. Desktop gaming is still largely GPU-limited, even when looking at a lot of 1080p scenarios with low-end enthusiast GPUs. I would be remiss if I did not mention our six year old Intel Core i7-2600K, quite frankly it makes Intel and AMD look bad on the gaming front.