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Should upgrade to an 8700K

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by nateluthje, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. nateluthje

    nateluthje Master Guru

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    Hi all,

    I was just wondering if I should upgrade to an 8700K. I currently have a 6700K running @4.9ghz. I use my computer for a gaming machine (sometimes uni), but mainly gaming. Will I see that much of a performance increase in single core performance, because most games rarely utilise more than 4 cores. I understand that only "some" games are starting to utilise a 6-8 core processor. It would mean I would have to upgrade my MB which is money I don't have. No point in getting a 7700K, from the reviews I have read. I'm thinking of upgrading my system late next year anyway - end of 2018-early 2019, and was wondering if an 8700K is worth the outlay (with the new MB) at this point in time.

    Thank you everyone for your replies/help.

    Cheers,

    Nate
     
  2. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    Nope!...8700k is bad ass but 6700k ain't no slouch either (especially@4.9ghz)...I doubt if you could even tell the difference.
     
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    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    You just said you don’t have money to buy a motherboard. That should answer your question
     
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    i am an owner of a 8700K running @4.7 on air cooling.
    i come from a i7 920 running @3.7 Ghz and i notice almost 0 (read: ZERO) difference in all the current games i play...

    i think the experience will be almost the same for you... Very small differences...
    So if i were in your shoes and money is somewhat an issue...
    SAVE your cash for another year or maybe even longer...

    just my 0.02
     
  6. nateluthje

    nateluthje Master Guru

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    Thanks to everyone that posted a reply. From what I have read, there is little difference between 6700K @4.9ghz and 8700K. I have made up my mind and will save up for a NVIDIA Volta video card instead when they come out next year.
     
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