CPU upgrade

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  1. emperorsfist

    emperorsfist Master Guru

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    Hello,

    so, I've ran into an unexpected need for an upgrade yesterday. My father's PC (i5 2500k, GTX 970, 8GB DDR3) no longer performs well enough to quench his Cities Skylines needs. The venerable i5 has finally reached its limits, and he wants an upgrade. Because the current situation with CPU's is a bit pricey (and he doesn't want AMD), I've started looking for a replacement for my i7 6700k, which I intend to give him along with the mobo and RAM (basically he'll pay less this way). Thing is, where to go? I was fully satisfied with my current build (the i7, 16 GB DDR4 and a GTX 1080). What CPU would you recommend? I mostly use my PC for gaming - my job doesn't involve me running power hungry applications.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Wait for Ryzen 3xxx then upgrade. Its not that far away...
     
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  3. emperorsfist

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    That has crossed my mind, though at this point I don't want to predict how it's going to turn out..
     
  4. Corbus

    Corbus Ancient Guru

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    I upgraded from a 6700k @ 4.8 ghz to a 2700x,i use the precision boost on it and it varies from 4100 to 4350 mhz. And i can say that it's at least as good in what games i play.

    So i imagine that even if it's half of what the rumours say about ryzen 3000 are true, it's worth waiting for it. Especially considering it's not that far away as Undying said.
     
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  5. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Overclock that 2500k. I run it at 4.5GHz and it's totally different performance comparing to stock 3.3GHz.

    You can get stable 4.2GHz for sure without worrying of heat and there will be nice performance bump. Just OC and hold for Zen2.
     
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    Huh, I used to run the i5 at 4,3Ghz, but I could check if my father hasn't reset it in the few years he's had it. Good thinking!
     

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