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Upgrade to i8700k or wait

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by dafaq, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. dafaq

    dafaq New Member

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    Currently, I have a i5 4690k @ 4.4Ghz, Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5, 16GB DDR3, GTX 1070 that I built 2.5 years ago that I'm looking to replace. Is it worthwhile to upgrade to an i8700k and the new z370 chipset? I mainly use my computer to run VM labs, browse and occasionally game.
     
  2. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    Given that the 4790k is still holding its own....i`d scour ebay for a bargain because in the last year ive gone from 4790k - 6700k - 6600k - 7700k but even though i stuck with my gtx 1070 i havent notice any great improvement as far as games are concerned, ive also gone from z97 - z170 -z270 but all ive gained there is the option to run a second m.2 so i`d wait .
     
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  3. dafaq

    dafaq New Member

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    Sounds good, I guess I'll wait thanks.
     
  4. tensai28

    tensai28 Master Guru

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    You went from a 6700k to a 6600k? Or you meant the other way around? o_O
     

  5. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    Had issues with 6700k and Asus z170 hero board sold them as faulty.
     
  6. tensai28

    tensai28 Master Guru

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    I see. I rarely (if ever) see any bottlenecks on my 6600k at 4.6ghz. To clarify I always cap my fps at 60 being on a 60hz screen so anything I would get over that doesn't really matter to me. I also game in 4k or near 4k resolution which is said to be less cpu demanding. Was there any reason you felt the need to go from a 6600k to a 7700k?
     

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