Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by max2, Jun 12, 2018.
I mainly game not a graphic artist.
Though I do sometimes run VMs.
You will see 0 zero improvement in performance in gaming, going from a 7700k to a 8700k. Games only use about maximum of 25 percent of CPU Worst case. You dont have a bottleneck, a 4xxx series is same sh*T as 7700k when it comes to gaming. What is important for you is video card. Even Sandy Bridge is great for gaming. Now if you run a DAW or do video editing or CAD or 3D modeling then 8700k will kick in. But you don't and you just use the desktop which any CPU can drive, so long as you have a SSD so theres no bottleneck there.
Might aswell wait for 8 core parts, or check out 2700X if your wanting more cores! Not sure what your doing with your VMs but if you gaming and have something going on in VM then more cores will be good for you I imagine. Go 8 core, no point in half stepping it with 6. Like I say, wait for the Intel part, which will probably overclock to high heaven, or if raw clock frequency isn't that important to you as having more cores then look into the 8 core AMD parts
the extra threads and cache will help the vm's as 4/8 - 6/12 on the 8700, also to consider is if you are on a 170 chipset you'll top out at a 7700, so youll need to upgrade the board too for the 8700.
Yes more cores now is a reason to upgrade. It wont do jack for gaming however if you do hardcore stuff like, Video Editing or 3D Modeling or CAD or run a DAW then you can upgrade to more cores, but if your doing it for better performance in games, don't do it.
There will be improvements, but that also depends on the used GPU. For example for 1080 Ti you'll see differences in Watch Dogs 2 or Witcher 3.
A very small increase in performance @ high resolutions and what not.